Are you looking for easy sewing projects you can DIY as gifts for your teens? Then, you’re in the right place! Teenagers are crafty and artistic which means they love to create and receive fun gifts. So I pulled together a list of appreciable ideas that you can take inspiration from especially now that the holidays are fast approaching!
21 Easy Sewing Projects You Can Give as Gifts for Your Teens
As a mother, I sometimes find it hard to find good and useful gifts my kids would like. But luckily for me, they don’t throw a tantrum whenever I miss the mark. Instead, they would still smile and tell me I’m still the best mama in the world. Teenagers are possibly hardest to buy gifts for. Usually, the gifts they want can be a little pricey as well. And although you still have enough time to do a little Christmas shopping, you might be tempted to bypass the crazy shopping crowd at the mall. So why not take the DIY path this year? Check out these easy sewing projects below!
Gifts don’t have to be expensive. Your kids will appreciate something made especially for them, right? I have listed 21 functional and easy sewing projects you can give as gifts for your teens or tweens. And I’m sure they are going to love these too!
1. Running belt
If your kids love to exercise, then this running belt will surely make them smile. They are going to love listening to their favorite music while working out!
2. DIY Makeup Organizer
Got a teenager who loves makeup? This DIY makeup organizer is perfect for storing her palettes, brushes, and tools!
3. DIY Cord Keeper
Keep your tech-savvy kids’ cords organized and tidy with these cute cord keepers. This is also a cute hint for them to practice being organized all the time.
4. Body pillow case with phone pocket
This giant pillow cover features a zippered back and a pocket in the front that would fit an iPad or mobile phone — perfect for your techie teenager!
5. T-Shirt quilt
Don’t throw or give away your kids’ old shirts when they outgrow them. Upcycle them to make a DIY T-Shirt quilt he will absolutely treasure.
6. Boxy Dopp Kit
A Dopp kit is also known as a shaving kit or a man’s toiletry kit — surely, a must-have for your all grown up kiddo when he goes to camp or sleepovers.
7. Pretty Polka Dot Pouch
I love the playful and vibrant colors of this DIY sewing project. I’m already thinking of making this polka dot pouch for me and one for my daughter!
8. Shirt Cuff Wallet
Your son will love this cleverly refashioned wallet. This is one of the coolest upcycled wallets I’ve seen so far! Give this a try soon, yeah?
9. DIY Messenger Bag
Upcycle your kids’ cargo pants and make this cute and functional DIY sewing project. Read the tutorial here.
10. Infinity Scarf
Be winter-ready in ten minutes flat with this infinity scarf that your kids will love wearing! This idea is perfect for the upcoming holidays!
11. Duffel Bag
Make an attractive duffel bag for your kiddos! This bag is perfect for your little darlings’ sleepovers.
12. Drawstring Tote
Your kid will love showing off this super cute drawstring tote with chevron print. This looks perfect for holding their essentials when traveling!
13. Sleep Mask
No tween slumber party is complete without these adorable sleep masks! Head over to this page to learn how to create it!
14. Lip Balm Holder
Chapped lips are quite hard to avoid this winter season. And nothing can be more annoying than endlessly digging through the bottom of your purse to find your lip balm. So when I came across this idea I figured, why not? My daughter and I could definitely use this handy holder that easily hooks onto a bag’s handle or strap.
15. Fabric Bookmarks
Create fabric bookmarks for your kids to make studying more enjoyable! Just gather some extra scraps of fabric and check out the tutorial on how it is made here.
16. DIY Travel Jewelry Case
Are you and the kids going on a vacation soon? Craft this travel jewelry case especially for your daughter to avoid her accessories from getting lost or misplaced.
17. DIY Sunglasses Case
Now is the perfect time to keep all summer essentials safely stored so we can use them again in a few months. Create this easy sunglasses case that you and your kids will appreciate!
18. Customized Sweater
19. DIY Headband
Top off your girls’ winter outfits with these sweet and simple DIY headbands! Click this link to learn how to create it.
20. DIY Coin Purse
Sew matching coin purses for you and your loving daughter! Now you can stash away your extra change in style!
21. DIY Lunch Bag
Check out this video from Michele Baratta for more DIY sewing projects:
Sew and make easy gifts your family will love because nothing can beat something handmade. Your kids will treasure these DIY sewing projects. So try them out next weekend!
What do you think of these sweet and easy ideas? Have you picked a favorite yet? Share it with me in the comments section down below!
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