8 Sewing Projects That’ll Light Your Kids’ Creativity on Fire

girl wearing pink circle skirt

If there are little aspiring sewists hanging out at home, we’ve got great news: there are plenty of projects for them to stitch! Pick your pattern, help ’em through the steps and work through each activity at a pace that works for them. Before you know it, you’ll be crafting masterpieces left and right!

1. An Easy Peasy Pillow

striped pillow

It doesn’t get more simple (or fun!) than a DIY pillow they can add to their bed. Gather your supplies, then follow our kid-friendly tutorial that teaches them sewing techniques they’ll use for years to come.

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2. A Twirly Skirt

pink circle skirt

When you need a great project for beginner sewists, circle skirts check all the boxes: simple, classic and oh-so-stylish. They’ll love showing off their masterpiece in the hallways at school!

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3. Bedazzled Sweatshorts

sweatshorts with beads

Help your kiddo transform old, boring sweatpants into a totally chic fashion statement they can lounge around in. Bonus: they’ll learn hemming skills they can use on a ton of future projects.

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4. A Hand-Sewn Wall Hanging

initial wall hanging

If you have a child who may not be quite ready to work a sewing machine, start ’em off slow with a DIY wall hanging. All they need to learn is a simple running stitch to pull off this masterpiece!

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5. Iron-On Felt Patches

felt patches

Say hello to flair your kids will totally want to wear. Create whatever designs they like from felt, stitch ‘em together and iron onto a jean jacket or backpack.

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6. Pom-Pom Pants

pom pom jeans

For the kid with a fun fashion sense, this project is calling. All they have to do is find the coolest fringe, measure it out and hand sew onto jeans they already own. With a method this easy, who would ever wear plain pants again?

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7. Rainbow Jeans

rainbow jeans

Let them pick out embroidery floss in all the colors of the rainbow: they’ll use each one in this fun project! Best part: It only calls for one simple stitch, so they’ll be able to make a colorful fashion statement in no time.

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8. Custom Pencil Cases

felt pencil case

With these cooled-up cases, your mini-me will be the envy of their classmates. All they need is a little felt and floss (and glue to protect against wear and tear) to kick their school supplies up a notch!

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