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Free Sewing Crafts for Kids

Looking for sewing projects for kids?  This is the place to be.  With more than 50 easy first sewing machine projects, this page has it all!

You will find sewing crafts for kids that range in difficulty from super-easy to advanced beginner.  There is something for every child who wants to sew!

What are some beginner sewing projects?

Those kids who are just starting out to sew will do well making something both simple and catered to their interests.

I remember starting to sew by making doll clothes. I loved my Barbies and wanted new outfits and accessories for them.  

This page has many free doll sewing crafts including a doll scarf, a quilt for a doll, doll bed pillows, and even skirts for dolls.

The free doll patterns here include clothing and accessories for both Barbie Dolls and American Girl (18 inch) dolls.

Another great beginner sewing project is a pillow or pillow case.  My daughter made her first sewing project, a pillow case, complete with French seams, when she was in second grade.  

Yes, she had lots of help and supervision, but the result was a lovely pillow case that she had chosen the fabric for and wanted to use. And the best part was the pride she had in the finished project!

Other sewing crafts for kids that can be found below are pet pillows, stuffies, cell phone cases, baby bibs, aprons and simple fabric bookmarks.

Free sewing projects for adults can be found on our page of over 600 free sewing projects and patterns.

What are some sewing tips for beginners?

It is important that every sewist, especially those just starting out, thoroughly read through the entire instructions for their beginner sewing project.  Kiddos often want to jump in and need to be reminded that reading every part before starting is important.

Teach your child to be as slow and steady in cutting out patterns and fabric pieces.  If the pieces aren’t cut out correctly, the kiddo will be frustrated when trying to sew them together.

Kids and adults need to remember that every mistake is a learning opportunity.  Seasoned sewists can attest that having to take out stitching and redoing sewing is frustrating.  But each time a mistake is made, a lesson is learned.

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and sewing is no exception.  Let the kids know mistakes are ok.

Finally, remember to have fun with the sewing project!  Sewing can become a great hobby for kids and adults alike. Take a look at our topic page, Sewing for Kids, Tweens and Teens, to learn all about the art of sewing for the young sewist.

Keep in mind with the young ones that nobody wants to do something that isn’t fun.  I don’t recommend quitting, but if a project is not fun for a beginning sewist, maybe it’s time to pivot and start a new sewing project.

Let’s get those kiddos sewing!!  Scroll down to see the many sewing crafts for kids to make. It’s sew fun!

Free Sewing Crafts for Kids

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American Girl Doll Poncho

American Girl Doll Poncho

Learn how to make a doll poncho for an American Girl Doll or any 18" doll. By Needlepointers.com

American Girl Doll Simple Doll Skirt

American Girl Doll Simple Doll Skirt

Learn how to make a super simple doll skirt for an American Girl Doll or 18" doll. No pattern necessary. Needlepointers Staff

Art Pillows

This tutorial shows and explains a fun art and sewing kids craft project. They draw on muslin and then make a pillow. Hello Wonderful

Baby Bib

Baby Bib

Every new mother needs bibs for the baby. Learn how to sew a simple reversible baby bib. These bibs make wonderful gifts. The project is simple enough even kids can learn to sew by making this project. Needlepointers.com

Bandana Quilt

This DIY bandana quilt is perfect for your young crafter. Confessions of a Homeschooler

Barbie Skirt

Barbie Skirt

A tutorial on how to sew a simple skirt for a Barbie doll. This project can be made with scrap fabric. Needlepointers.com

Cat Apron

Cat Apron

This cute reversible apron is a quick and easy kids project. Learn more about this project and how to get free apron pattern.

Cat Pillow

The cat will be purr-fectly happy with this pillow for lounging. Kids will have fun making for their own cat or donating to an animal shelter. Free Kids Crafts

Cat Softie

This little cat is designed for kids learning to sew with felt pieces and the running stitch. Sew A Softie

Cell Phone Case - Sock Cell Phone Case

Cell Phone Case - Sock Cell Phone Case

Do you want to one-of-a-kind cell phone case for your cell phone? Do you need a cell phone case to protect your phone?

Watch this tutorial to learn a quick, inexpensive and fun way to protect your phone from getting scratched by making a sock cell phone cozy.

This is a good beginner sewing project.
Needlepointers Staff

Doll Bed Pillow

Doll Bed Pillow

Learn how to sew a pillow for a doll pillow with this video.

Doll Bed Quilt

Doll Bed Quilt

How to make a quilt for a doll bed. This doll bed quilt can be made in any size. Needlepointers.com

Doll Blanket for 18" Doll

Doll Blanket for 18" Doll

Learn how to make a no-sew blanket or afghan for an 18" doll using fleece or flannel fabric. Needlepointers.com

Doll Denim Jeans Skirt

Doll Denim Jeans Skirt

This video will show you how to make a denim jeans skirt for an American Girl or an 18" doll from old jeans. No sewing necessary! Needlepointers.com

Doll Pillowcase Dress

Doll Pillowcase Dress

A video on how to sew a no pattern doll dress for an 18” doll or an American Girl Doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Scarf

Doll Scarf

This video will show you how to sew a simple and easy doll scarf for an American Girl Doll or 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Drawstring Bag

A free tutorial for a super-simple fat quarter drawstring bag made from one fat quarter and 25? of ribbon. Diary of a Quilter

Drawstring Bag (Beginner Sewing Project)

Drawstring Bag (Beginner Sewing Project)

Learn how to sew a super simple drawstring bag. Kids will love to choose fabrics and then create small drawstring pouches to put all their little treasures in. This DIY drawstring bag sews up in less than an hour and is a beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Needlepointers.com

Easy DIY Tote Bag with Flat Bottom

Easy DIY Tote Bag with Flat Bottom

Learn how sew a simple tote bag with our video tutorial and also our step-by-step instructions. Everyone needs tote bags. My some for yourself or to give as gifts. No pattern necessary. Needlepointers.com

Embroidered Potholder Scissors Pouch

Need a gift for mom or grandmom? Kids can make this lovely, fairly simple and practical scissor pouch with the instructions provided on Caron Collection. Caron Collection

Fabric Belt

Kids can learn to sew and make something useful at the same time with these fabric belt instructions. The Sewing Loft Blog

Fabric Bookmark

Fabric Bookmark

A fabric bookmark is a wonderful beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Learn how to make an adorable fabric bookmark by watching our video and reading our free pattern instructions. This is a kids can sew project.
Make them for any holiday, keep or give as a gift or use as a stocking stuffer.
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Fabric Covered Notebooks and Journals

Older kiddos with a little sewing experience will have fun making covers for school notebooks and journals using this tutorial. Jacquelynne Steves

Fabric Lanyard

Fabric Lanyard

Learn how to sew a fabric lanyard with this quick and easy video. Needlepointers Staff

Fabric Scrap Keychains

These little keychains are perfect for using up leftover fabric. Craftiness is not Optional

Fabric Tray

Fabric Tray

How to make a simple fabric basket or tray with kam snaps holding the corners. These are quick, easy and decorative to make! No pattern necessary. Needlepointers.com

Fabric Wind Sock

This is an easy and fun sewing craft project kids can make with the free tutorial provided at Love to Sew. Love To Sew

Felt Pencil Case

A tutorial on how to make a pencil case with felt. It can be hand or machine sewn. Living Well Mom

Felt Pocket Tissue Holder

Kids can learn to hand sew by making a handy felt tissue holder to carry in their backpack or pocket or keep in the school locker. True Aim Education

Felt Zipper Pouch

After finishing this project, kids have a zipper pouch for storing whatever they want. Don't let the zipper intimidate you. Kids can do it with this simple method. Hello Wonderful

Fleece Scarf with Floral Rosettes

With free instructions at Love To Sew, kids learn how to make a fleece scarf with rosettes. Love To Sew

Glove Monsters

Ever wondered what to do with all those single gloves? Turn them into Glove Monster Softies! Craftaholics Anonymous

Hair Scrunchies

Hair Scrunchies

Learn how to sew a fabric hair scrunchies. By using different fabric you can make scrunchies for any occasion or fashion outfit.
Watch our video tutorial and read the our easy step-by-step picture tutorial to make scrunchies.
Needlepointers.com Staff

Headband

How to sew a headband. Skip to My Lou

Jacks Pouch

Jacks Pouch

This is an easy sewing project for kids that can be made with just basic craft supplies. Besides jacks, this pouch can hold other small items. My Poppet Makes

Kids Belt

This easy tutorial is a very simple belt pattern that kids learning to sew can make for themself. Crazy Little Projects

Kitchen Hot Pad

In this sewing tutorial, kids will learn applique along with sewing and make a useful practical item for the home or as a gift. Love To Sew

Lunch Bag

Kids can create a fun lunch bag for back to school using this tutorial. It teaches machine embroidery and sewing. Sewing.org

Magnetic Pocket Holder

It's not just for fridges! Kids can create some of these magnetic pocket holders for a back-to-school project that attaches to a locker to hold pencils, pens, notepads, tissues or anything else they need to keep handy. The Idea Room

Mini Messenger Bag

This easy mini messenger bag pattern is perfect for little girls to make and then proudly carry. Crazy Little Projects

Nail File Carrying Case

Nail File Carrying Case

It is so easy to sew a nail file holder with scrap fabric using this quick and easy tutorial. Easy Things To Sew

Pencil and Notebook Case Tutorial

You kid can sew a one-of-a-kind case to hold a notebook and pencils with this free tutorial. Deenarutter

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

This tutorial shows how to sew an easy (no zipper required) pencil case. This project is a great back-to-school projects which youngsters and beginner sewers can sew using scrap fabric. Needlepointers.com

Pillowcase

Learn how to construct a basic pillowcase, with a nicely finished hem. Craft and Fabric Links

Pillowcase - Rolled Up Method (Beginner Sewing Project)

Pillowcase - Rolled Up Method (Beginner Sewing Project)

Grab some fun printed fabric and make a simple pillowcase with this tutorial. This pillowcase is so simple anyone can sew it, even kids. And the best part is the seams will not fray because you will learn how to make French seams. Needlepointers.com

Rainbow Rain Bookmark

DIY kids’ bookmark teaches the running stitch. Sew A Softie

Sachet Bag - Fabric Sachet Bag (Simple Sewing Project)

Sachet Bag - Fabric Sachet Bag (Simple Sewing Project)

How to make a fabric sachet bag. Fill the sachet bag with lavender or potpourri. These make nice gifts for friends, teachers, hostess, etc. Needlepointers.com

Scarf - How to Sew A Fleece Scarf with Fringe

Scarf - How to Sew A Fleece Scarf with Fringe

How to sew a fleece scarf with fringe. Learn to sew with this simple sewing project. Needlepointers.com

Scrap-Pieced Belt

Add splashes of color to any outfit with this vibrant and eco-friendly scrap-pieced belt. By Ashley Johnston We All Sew

Skirt

This is a great learn-to-sew project since there is no pattern and requires sewing only a few straight lines. Rae Gun Ramblings

Sock Drawstring Pouch (No Sew)

Sock Drawstring Pouch (No Sew)

How to make a drawstring pouch with a sock. To make a sock drawstring pouch you can purchase inexpensive socks from the dollar store or recycle the unmatched socks laying around the house. Needlepointers.com

Stars and Stripes Locker Pocket

Organize your supplies in your locker with this handy locker pocket. It can be customized by stitching different divisions for the pockets or making it longer. Sewing.org

T-Shirt PIllow

T-Shirt PIllow

A video on how to sew a t-shirt pillow. Needlepointers.com

T-Shirt Tote

T-Shirt Tote

How to make a t-shirt tote bag by recycling an old tee shirt. This simple and quick tote bag can be made in less than a half hour and is so easy to make even someone learning to use can made it. Needlepointers.com

Tea Cup Pin Cushion

Tea Cup Pin Cushion

This super easy craft just requires a little hand stitching to make a tea cup pin cushion. Easy Things To Sew

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Tutorial

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Tutorial

Learn how to make a pincushion with scrap fabric, an orphan teacup and some basic craft supplies. Creative Green Living

Teddy Bear Stuffie

Kids will have fun making this simple teddy bear to hug and snuggle with using the free pattern provided. Shiny Happy World

Teen's Bandana Quilt Tutorial

With bandanas make a simple pinwheel quilt using the photo and written tutorial in the blog. Sylvia's Stitches

Water Bottle Tote

A quick and easy water bottle tote pattern with elastic around the top to keep the bottle from falling out of the tote bag. The Long Thread





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