One thing that excites moms in pursuing sewing as a hobby are the fun and easy kid sewing projects they can do. Mothers like me love to sew clothes for our kids. So, allow me to share with you 50 easy kid sewing projects you can start making today!
Fun And Easy Kid Sewing Projects For Moms
Sewing is enjoyable, but it requires patience, hard work, and creativity. It is a great way to practice frugality and practicality. Why spend money on expensive clothes, home decor, and whatnot, if you can sew it yourself? Whatever season we are in, there are always great and easy kid sewing projects for all moms to make. Try any of these easy sewing ideas for your kids, and have fun doing it!
1. Fuzzy Bunny Slippers
Need a great craft idea for Easter Sunday? Try this fuzzy bunny slipper tutorial. If you have recycled felt sweaters, you can make this cute pair of slippers. Print the free pattern and trace them on the fabric. When you finish all the pieces, all you need is to sew them on the side A and B of the slippers (don’t forget to put the tail).
2. Mermaid Tail
Your little Ariel would love to wear this adorable and shiny mermaid tail. The tutorial teaches how to draw your own mermaid tail pattern. Use a printed fabric that looks like fish scales. Trace the pattern on the fabric, cut, and sew the pieces together. Add a batting in the fish tail area to make it look real.
3. Necktie Key Ring
These tiny necktie key rings are a great stash buster sewing project. For this project, you need freezer paper and light-colored scrap fabrics, so you could run the fabric through your printer for the necktie design (template).
4. Summer Sundress
Upcycle your old T-shirt into this pretty summer sundress. It’s so pretty and comfy, this would make a perfect summer outfit for your little princess. Cut off the sleeves right straight across below the neckline, and add the bias tape along the sides of the finish edges. This project is absolutely simple and also very thrifty.
5. Felt Pouches
This cute felt pouches tutorial is great for kids to learn sewing. All you need to do here is cut the felt into 16×7″. Fold this cut fabric as if you are making an envelope. Sew together the seams using the blanket stitch.
6. Stacking Ring Toy
Making your own DIY stacking ring toy is a great way to save money while still making your kids happy. Make the ring fabrics using the free pattern. Sew up together the inner and outer sides of the ring. Stuff it using polyfill, and that’s it! Super easy steps.
7. Kid’s Size Messenger Bag
Let your little girl feel all grown up using this kid’s size messenger bag. Use two different fabric for the lining and outer parts. To add the monkey face, get your scrap felts and trace them using the pattern. Attach each piece together before sewing it to the bag.
8. Colorful Blanket Stitched Dolls
These adorable and colorful blanket stitch dolls are the perfect beginner sewing project. Using the free templates, trace the dolls on 2 pieces of felt, and then cut the fabric. Using an embroidery thread, blanket stitch around the edge then stuff it with cotton batting before you close the opening. Attach the hair, eyes, mouth, and embellishments to your doll.
9. Felt Heart Mobile
This cute felt heart mobile is very easy to make! Make a heart shape pattern and trace it on a felt fabric. Ideally, make 4 hearts using 4 different fabrics. Blanket stitch around the edges using embroidery thread and put the stuffing inside. Attach a long thread from the heart to the rod or stick. This felt heart mobile would make a perfect baby shower gift.
10. Felt Dress Up Crown
Treat your kids like royalty with these felt dress up crowns. The tutorial is very simple, cut out two pieces of felt fabric into a rectangle, cut small triangles or zigzag at the top of the crown, and top stitch all the way around the edges. Embellish it with sequins, beads, or felt flower. Dress up your kids like a princess, they’ll surely have fun with these crowns.
11. Felt Mittens Ornament
This pair of felt mittens ornament tutorial can be sewn either by hand or machine. Like some of the easy kid sewing projects, you just need to trace the pattern on the felt fabric, then cut and sew up. Blanket stitch around the mittens and put the stuffing. Embellish it with your favorite design. These mittens would make a fun Christmas craft for your kids.
12. DIY Stegosaurus Socks
Do your kids love dinosaurs? You can make them these DIY Stegosaurus socks. The spikes look intriguing, but it is really quick and easy to sew them on the socks. Cut small pentagons of felt fabric for the spike. Cut a straight line at the back of the sock, pin the spikes, and sew. You can also make another pair for yourself.
13. Cozy Felt Slippers
Keep your kid’s feet warm and comfy with this pair of cozy felt slippers. You can sew them with quality felt fabric scraps or other soft fabric like a shrunken wool scarf. The printable template size is 12 and 1/2, but you can reduce them according to your child’s foot size. Trace the pattern on the fabric and cut them into pieces. Gather the right pieces and pin them. Using an embroidery thread, blanket stitch around the edge.
14. Fabric-Covered Bead Necklace
Create some fashion using your fabric scraps with these fabric-covered bead necklaces. Measure the circumference of the beads and that would be the width of your fabric strips. Add the seam allowance and cut the fabric into strips. Fold right sides together and sew the sides. Turn the fabric strips inside out and close stitch one end of the strip. Put the beads and make a knot every after each bead.
15. DIY Hair Headband
Make this DIY hair headband for your kids to fix their hair easily without hurting their head. To make this hair headband, you will only need a fold over elastic, embellishments, and your sewing machine. Use a zigzag stitch to connect the elastic, finish off the project by gluing the embellishment.
16. DIY Kid’s Sun Hat
Protect your kid’s head from the harmful heat of the sun with this DIY kid’s sun hat. If you have old denim clothes and floral print fabric, you can upcycle them into this pretty hat. Just download the pattern and trace it onto the fabrics. Cut the fabric, then gather the pieces according to the pattern’s instruction. This hat is the perfect kids accessory when you’re at the beach.
17. Felt Ladybird Bag
This felt ladybird bag tutorial is an easy sewing project you can whip up in 30 minutes or even less. Cut the felt in a rectangular shape and fold it in half. Pin the ribbon inside each edge, and then sew the sides of the ribbon down to the end. Then, glue the ladybird embellishment.
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18. Popsicle Holder
This popsicle holder uses insulated fabrics to keep your kid’s fingers from getting too cold. It is waterproof and yet it is easy to wash or clean. Cut out the same size of laminated cotton fabric and insulated lining, sew around the edge, and attach the adhesive Velcro.
19. Infinity Scarf
Learn how to use the babylock evolution serger with this stylish kid’s infinity scarf. Cut 12×60″ strip of floral printed fabric, fold in half lengthwise and sew the strip all the way down to the end. Form a circle by bringing the two ends together and sew.
20. Dino Hat
To make this adorable dino hat, you’ll need to download the free pattern in this tutorial. Trace the pattern on 2 pieces of fabric and cut them into pieces. Sew each pair and pin them to the hat and sew. With this easy tutorial, you can learn how to play with different shapes and make your own version. This cute little hat will keep your baby’s head warm and cozy.
21. Monster Hooded Towel
Upcycle old towels into this cute monster hooded towel. The best part about this project is you can create any monster you want. This tutorial teaches you how to make the monster big eyes, horn, bow, hair, and sharp teeth. Add the eyes first, then make the horn from fleece scraps, and make four small rectangles or triangles for the teeth.
22. Little Boy’s Suspenders
Dress up your little guy with little pants and this cute little boy’s suspender. The size fits exactly for a toddler between the ages of 2-3 years old. To make this project, you will need printed fabric, interfacing, and two fit clips. Cut 19.5×2.5″ of fabric and interfacing. Sew the side seams and attach the fit flips to both ends.
23. Bow Tie Drool Bibs
Your baby will look so adorable wearing these bow tie drool bibs. The tutorial shows how to make bow tie using fabric scraps. The back of the bib uses an absorbent terry cloth to help soak up the drool. Use the free pattern to trace the bib shape on the fabric and interfacing. Sew around the edge and attach the bow tie.
24. Leather Baby Boy Boots
Sewing a leather can be intimidating, you’ll need to use specific leather needles and thread. But, when I came across this pair of leather baby boy boots, I found the tutorial very easy. It offers a free printable pattern for babies from 0 to 3 months old, or size 1.
25. Slouchy Beanie Hat
This slouchy beanie hat is a perfect sewing project for your girls. You’ll only use about 1/4 yards of fabric and you can finish it just 15 minutes. You can also upcycle old knit clothes and fabric scraps into this stylish beanie hat.
26. Fleece Frog Hat
This fleece frog hat would make a great sewing project for your kids on Halloween and winter. The tutorial offers a free printable pattern, and it is as easy as cut, assemble, and sew. If you have black and white felt fabric scraps, this project is perfect to make use of them.
27. Glove Monster Softies
Upcycle your kid’s old winter gloves into these adorable glove monster softies. Gather the supplies needed such as batting for stuffing and buttons and felt for embellishments. The tutorial will show you how to put the batting and close stitch the opening of the gloves.
28. Kid’s Bangles
Sewing these cute kid’s bangles are pretty simple. You just need two 7×2″ strips of fabric, and 1 strip of felt fabric (size is totally optional, you can add or reduce it). These bangles would make a perfect gift for kids.
29. Pencil Toppers
This cute pencil topper is a great back-to-school sewing project your kids can make. Using different colors of felt fabric, cut them into the desired shapes, draw the face, and stitch along the edges. Make sure to give extra space where you can insert the top of the pencil.
30. Sleeping Bag for a Stuffed Animal
Kids love dressing up their toys and playing with them like a real person or animal. If you make this sleeping bag for a stuffed animal, I’m sure your kids will be jumping for joy. Using only 1/2 yard of fleece, you can make four rectangular shapes of fabric and easily sew the pieces together.
31. Bean Bag Chair
Sewing this bean bag chair may look intimidating, but, you’ll be surprised how simple this project is. All you need are two contrasting pieces of upholstery fabric, zipper, and one bag of bean bag beans.
32. Cat Purse
Sewing this pretty cat purse is so easy and fun! Once you have printed the pattern, trace it on the fabric, cut into pieces, then sew the face first and attach the zipper before you start sewing up the whole head of the cat. This cat purse would make a wonderful gift for all occasions!
33. Fabric Doll House
34. Fleece Neck Warmers
This comfy fleece neck warmer is a cute gear for your kids. It’ll surely keep them warm all day long. Measure the desired length of your kid’s neck and cut two rectangular pieces of fleece. Sew according to the instructions and top stitch for finishing.
35. Stuffed Toy Carrier
This stuffed toy carrier is intended for stuffed animals and dolls only. This is ideal only for kids between the ages of 2 to 3 years old. You’ll need three different prints of fabric and batting for the headrest padding. Make sure you use a coordinating thread to make your project look neat.
36. Tutu Bag
Making a fabulous tutu bag for your little princess would make a great project to play with tutu fabric. If you have a plain black tote bag, you can upgrade them into this stylish tutu bag. The tutorial will show you how to make the tutu pleats, gather the fabric, and hide the gathering with a pink ribbon. Then, embellish it with flower or feather on either left or right side of the bag.
37. Play Donuts
Upcycle your socks and your kid’s socks into this cute play donuts. Cut the toe area from the socks and roll them starting from the cut end. Use felt scraps as a glaze. Embellish it with small colorful beads and sew at the top of the donuts.
38. DIY Pieced Jersey Pajama
You can make this DIY pieced jersey pajama using an old T-shirt. Cut the T-shirts into rectangular pieces and sew them together. You can also use your kids existing pajama as a pattern.
39. Sweatshirt Dress
This sweatshirt dress is a great thrifty project made from an old sweatshirt. It has two front pockets and gathered short sleeve. Print the pattern for this tutorial and start cutting into fabric pieces. Before you sew all the pieces together, make sure you’re done gathering the sleeves, front neck, and pockets.
40. Reversible Baby Vest
Sewing this reversible baby vest is very easy. Print the free pattern and trace them on the fabric. Lay the pieces facing right sides together, make sure the side and shoulder seams match up.
41. Play Teepee
Store-bought play teepee can be expensive. But, why buy when you can make your own? To make this play teepee, you’ll need lace fabric, poles, woven rope, and yarn.
42. Patchwork Balls
Clean the pile of fabric scraps and make these patchwork balls. Print the pentagon template and trace them on the fabric. Leave 1/4 inch seam allowance when you cut the traced fabric. Sew up the seams on the side of each pentagon with the paper.
43. Kid Short
This kid’s short tutorial provides free pattern and you will only need 1/2 yard of fabric and elastic. Trace the pattern on the fabric using your little boy’s measurement. When you’re ready with the fabric pieces, sew them right sides together.
44. Scalloped Lined Shorts
Sew this dainty scalloped lined shorts for your daughter. With the design, you can wear this pair of shorts in two ways: folded hem inside out, or hem down. The key here is to use 2 different fabrics. One for the outer layer and one for the lining layer. Assemble the pieces and sew them as you normally would in sewing shorts.
45. XOXO Pillows
These adorable XOXO pillows are cozy to hug and a beautiful bed decor. Cut out two ‘X’s and ‘O’s and sew around leaving three openings. Stuff with polyfill and hand stitch to close the opening.
46. Haunted Halloween Mask
Kids love to dress up regardless of the season, so this haunted Halloween mask will be a real treat for them. Print and cut out the pattern to trace it on the fabric and fleece. Gather the ribbon put the velvet cord and pin to the underside of the fabric. Pin the fleece at the back of the mask to create a sandwich and sew around the edge.
If you have felt fabric scraps, you can utilize them on this bookmark. You don’t need a pattern to pull this project off. You can simply make all the shapes by drawing the hearts and face of a bear on a piece of paper. Trace your drawing, and cut the pieces. Use blanket stitch and backstitch to sew the pieces.
48. Boy’s Brief Swimsuit
It may be too early for the summer, but I want to make this boy’s brief swimsuit. Use a spandex blend fabric and cut out the pieces using the pattern. Serge the inner seam and crotch.
49. Apple Softie
Decorating you kid’s room with this apple softie makes your space look fresh. To make it, cut out pieces for the softie and then sew them together. Put the fiberfill for stuffing. Lastly, add a cinnamon stick for the stem or a small tree branch.
50. iPad Case
Protect your kid’s gadget and make this iPad case. It’s like you’re just making a big pocket using two different prints of fabric and batting to project your gadget.
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After seeing this kid sewing projects, why not try making some of them? You will not only have fun in sewing these adorable yet simple things, but you will also feel accomplished. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing your creation being used by your children.
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