The kids are home for the summer- time to carve out some creative time! As a child, I would spend day after day at my grandmother’s house in the summer, and she taught me how to sew and crochet. I am so grateful that she taught me those skills- it’s very possible that I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today if she and my mother had not taught me the importance (and fun!) of being creative with fabric. I remember walking into the fabric store and being in awe of the colors and prints and textures on the bolts… and playing with giant boxes of buttons while Mom and Grandmom shopped.

Today I’m sharing 25 Free Sewing Projects for Kids! They range from very simple to a little more complicated, some are for hand sewing and some require a sewing machine. It’s time to create some summer memories, nurture creativity, and teach some valuable life skills to the kids, grandkids, and neighbors in your life (and do you know how many adults today don’t know how to sew on a button or do simple mending??)

By the way- these projects are not just for kids! You may find some quick and easy projects here that you’d like to whip up yourself!

As of the writing of this post, all of the below links work. If you have a questions about a particular project, please ask the owner of the specific blog below. Click the links or the photo to go to the project.


Mini Messenger Bag Tutorial

20 minute Basic Band Skirt Tutorial

Hippy Chick Fabric Belt

Bookmark Made From Scrap Fabric

Glove Monsters Tutorial

Tooth Fairy Pillow

DIY Felt Storage Box

Hand Stamped Napkins

Drawstring Backpack Tutorial

DIY Felt Pocket Kleenex Tissue Holders

Mix-N-Match Felt Monsters

Chapstick Cozy

Simple Fabric Belt


Pencil and Notebook Case Tutorial

Super Hero Cape Pattern

Making A Quilt With Your Child Tutorial

Fabric Covered Notebooks

DIY Headband

Felt Pencil Case

Child’s Tool Belt

Toothbrush & Toothpaste Travel Case

I Heart You Bag

Quilting Art Bookmarks

Easy Fabric Flowers

Easy Felt Clutch