We're on the home stretch of summer now and you may be trying to find things to keep your kid's minds (and fingers) busy. Have you considered sewing?
Kids are never too young when it comes to learning crafts, especially sewing. Sewing can not only bring hours of joy, it's also a practical life skill. These fun sewing ideas will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. I've been on the lookout for some cute things they can start off with and the projects I’ve gathered here range in difficulty from toddlers to teens.
Once kids learn any one of these fun sewing projects, who knows these might even spark their imagination to come up with their own creations. So go find a kid and get your sewing on!
1. Fried Egg Felt Zipper Pouch
In the ranks of cute foods, fried eggs are at the top of the list – so here they are, fried eggs in all their felty goodness. The DIY Fried Egg Felt Zipper Pouch is in full effect.
Via Damask love
2. Fabric Scrap Key Chain
Finally, you can get rid of your fabric scraps and teach your young ones to be crafty and resourceful, too.
Via Craftiness is not Optional
3. Book corner bookmark
This lovely bookmark is for the older kids who might want to put a little spin on their own creations.
Via kr creations
4. Emoji Keyrings
Have you seen the hundreds of emoji pillows and products in the stores these days? Once your child makes one of these keyrings, they'll want to make one for everyone in the neighborhood.
Via crafternoon cabaret club
5. Scented sachets
These scented sachets will not only give your child something to do, these can also keep drawers and closets smell loads better.
Via Martha Stewart
6. Fish Laundry Bags
Cute… check! Useful… check! Easy… check! These adorable Fish Laundry Bags will be the envy of all the other kids at camp.
Via she can sew
7. Pleated headband
Kids will surely enjoy making their own combinations of fabric, buttons, and charms to make these lovely headbands.
Via Craftiness is not Optional
8. I Heart Coffee Cozy
Having a fabric cozy to take with me to get a hot beverage helps to keep the cardboard ones out of the dumpsters. Plus, it is super cute!
Via simply notable
9. Keychain chapstick holder
For kids/teens who can't live without their chapstick – these will keep them from losing them.
Via Crazy Little Projects
10. Felt forest friends keychains
Kids can make their own little forest friend, hand sew and use on their bags.
Via Repeat Crafter Me
11. Handsewn Beady Eyeglass Case
These would be perfect for kids to make for their grandparents, friends or themselves.
Via How To Sew.com
12. Glove monsters
These cute glove monsters will surely be a hit for kids, they can make them as funny or scary as they like.
Via Craftaholics Anonymous
13. Felt iPod Case
Even young kids have smartphones now, so why not teach them how to better take care of their things by learning how to create a case.
Via Diary of a Quilter
14. Carefree Cat from Scraps
When you start combining pieces of fabric and sewing them together, the toy starts to create its own character…just like this super carefree cat made from fabric scraps.
Via Sew Toy
15. Button Sewing
Button sewing is the easiest thing to teach young kids – just use a blunt needle and burlap.
I hope these sewing ideas for kids will give parents the chance to widen their kids' horizons and teach them a skill or two. If you have other fun and easy sewing ideas that you would like to share with us, please do so in the comments.