As a seamstress, I would love to pass on my knowledge to my kids. As the saying goes, start them young! Fortunately, my kid is very enthusiastic and has that learning attitude! In this post, I’m going to share some sewing ideas that are easy to do and follow.
Fun Sewing Ideas to Teach Your Kids
1. Button on Socks
When my kid was just starting out, sewing buttons was the first lesson I thought her. So I brought out a couple of old socks and showed her how it’s done first. I was so delighted since she is such a fast learner and I can’t stress enough how important this is since this is a skill she’ll have to use later on. She even named the sock Mr. Rabbit!
2. Doll Skirt
My daughter requested for me to make her teddy bear a cute, little dress. But instead of making one, I let her did it. During the activity, she learned how to use the measuring tape, draw a proper layout, and cut the fabric with precision. Now, she’s planning to make another batch for her entire teddy bear collection!
3. Colorful Pillows
My husband built a teepee tent for my kid and her cousins to play with when they come over. So a week before they arrived, I thought my kid how to make pillows. The whole process is pretty straight forward, I just let her cut the photo fabric and stuff it with polyester. Just like that, we got brand new pom pom pillows!
4. Drawstring Backpack
Kids from the neighborhood comes over our house to play with my kid. One day, when it was my kid’s turn to visit a friend’s house, the strap on her bag snapped. I thought a drawstring backpack will definitely come in handy. Now, she has a bag to put her belongings. To be specific, it became her toy storage.
5. Pajama Pants
I noticed my daughter doesn’t have much pajama selection so we decided to make one on a weekend. So I gave her a quick measure and from there, she did all the work! She also has an eye for cute designs. She chose a fabric with Disney princesses on it and it really suits a princess like her!
Since we’ve already made some pillows, it is ideal to make pillowcases to keep them clean. We just went to a local crafts store and I let her choose the fabric. After an hour of cutting and sewing, the pillowcases fit perfectly!
Sewing can be fun for kids to learn as long as the output is kid-friendly and they can play with it later on. I was so delighted to see my daughter cooperate, listen, and enjoy the whole process. It was just so priceless when she said she loves sewing so she better be prepared for more lessons!
Want more sewing ideas you can teach your kid? Check out this video by 5-Minute Crafts PLAY:
Which of these fun sewing ideas will you and your kid sew together? Share your thoughts in the comments below!