I taught you to sew, now it’s time to teach your kids! I’ve put together 5 sewing tutorials for kids that you can use to help your kids learn to sew. Complete with projects that are kid or teenager friendly for each week. Think Learn to Sew Series meets Crazy Little *Kids* Projects.
If you didn’t already do the Learn to Sew series check it out for yourself and then do this with your kids. (Unless you already know how to sew.)
Learn to Sew Kids Lessons:
Lesson #1: Straight Lines and ZigZags
Lesson #2: Turning & Top Stitching
Here’s some of the things your kiddo could learn to sew:
Moms, Grandmas, Aunts-I want you to sew along too!
- Obviously the kids can’t do this themselves. Work with your kids, grandkids, or whoever you want to sew with. Be part of this with them and have a great time!
- Didn’t do the Learn to Sew series the first time around? Now’s your big chance!
Learn to Sew for Kids Lessons Will Include:
- Sewing straight lines and zigzags
- Turning and top stitching
- Inserting Elastic
- How to make ruffles
- How to sew in a zipper
Kid and Teen Friendly Projects:
- Composition Notebook Cover
- Kids Size Messenger Bag
- Ruffle Tote (or Apron)
- Pencil Bag or Makeup Bag
- Week 1-About 1/2 yard of cute fabric to cover a notebook. (You’ll probably won’t use all of the fabric.) You can also get embellishments like ribbon and coordinating fabrics.
- Week 2-About 1/3 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics. This will be for a very small messenger bag. If you want to do a larger one, get 1 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics plus about 1 yard of fusible fleece.
- Week 3-1 or 2 yards of fun pajama fabric (this will depend on how big you are-get 2 yards of fabric if you are doing this for a teen or older child) Also, you will need some elastic.
- Week 4: Tote bag that you can purchase at craft stores and 3 coordinating fabrics-about 1/4 yard each of them. And ribbon to embellish it with.
- Week 5: About 1/4 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics. 1 zipper that is 8 inches long.
So How Do I Become Part of This?
- Just jump in and start now!
- Subscribe to the blog in several ways so that you will be sure not to miss any upcoming posts: Pinterest, Facebook, Email, Twitter, Google Plus.
- There is also a facebook group you can join to ask questions, post pictures and get to know other sewers.
This is a great series for kids who want to learn to sew! The lessons are easy
Hi, does this class teach hand sewing or machine sewing? Thanks!
Sewing machine. 🙂
Alex B says
First time on your blog, I’m glad I found you as my niece is asking me to help her to learn sewing.
hi im new to your bolg really hope you do another one becusae im 11 years old and really want to learn to sew.
Kathy Veres says
Amber, My right year old daughter decided to do the kids learn to see series after she took a beginner class at the local craft store. I love is you explain it and I love the little project ideas. We have have done something wrong on our mini messenger bag though because the flap doesn’t lay flat over the straps. She wants make another one though so maybe we can do better the next time around.
Try folding the straps where you insert them.
Thanks this will help…my moms not the best :p (love you mom)
curtains and blinds says
Thanks for finally talking about >Learn to Sew:
The Kids Edition! <Liked it!
Jacqualine beverly says
My daughter is 14 and she wanted a sewing machine she’s learning to sew on her own but I feel she need to know more about measuring herself
Jacqualine beverly says
My daughter has a sewing machine and is teaching herself to sew but I feel she needs to learn other things as far as measuring herself
Did you have a link for the sewing license? I thought I saw it and now I can’t find it.
Not sure what you mean by sewing license?
My granddaughter, Elisa and I are going to participate in your crazy lesson. I have a question on the week 2 lesson. Would laminated fabric be appropriate for making the messenger bag?
Sure!! I think it would work just great.
Nikita Smith says
I would that I had found this earlier… I am home schooling and was hoping to include sewing as part of her program… is there anyway to get the lessons?
Of course!! They are all still there. Just run a search for the learn to sew kids lessons or click to learn to sew tab on the menu bar and that will take you to the original 7 lessons. I’ll work on putting together easy access to the kids ones too.
Thank you so much for doing this. I have to tell you I am using this for my son’s sewing portion of his 6th grade home economics class. You did a fantastic job and have fun projects; many he can use as gifts for family and friends when Christmas comes. The ruffled apron he will make for his little sister, make up bags for grandmas, PJ pants for cousins, and something for himself too. I may have him post when he is done, if I can remember, to let you know how it goes.
Oh yay!! I love hearing this. 🙂
I am so excited that my friend posted this. I am going to do this with my two daughters (6 & 8) and my neighbors little girl who is 9. So much fun.
candice w. says
i can’t wait for my two daughters to do this. they are really excited to get started.
My husband got me a sewing machine for Christmas and my daughter is always interested in it when I use it. This will be a great opportunity for her to see and learn how it all works. What a great opportunity for us to share some mother-daughter time together
HI. I am going to learn with my 12 year old daughter and my 7 year old son. Thanks for creating this. 🙂
Amy O. says
I plan on doing this fun series of crafting with my two little ladies and their friends. So or should I say “sew” excited!!!!!
We are very excited about this!! My daughter got a sewing machine for her birthday & has been itching to do more with it!!
My girls will be so excited with this tutorial!
Rachael C says
Hoping to do this with my older son, but he might not be old enough. We will take it slow and see how it goes.
Always enjoy your posts, I look forward to the emails to see what fun projects you are doing.
My daughter and I are excited to sew along! 🙂
I love your ideas I have done several of the projects you have pinned on Pinterest
I will be teaching all three of my children 13,11,7
Sandy Lasher says
My niece and I will tackle this together!!
Amanda korchinski says
I love all your posts!! Spending the next 1.5 months working on a busy book for my niece also spend lots of time crafting with my 2.5 year old son! 🙂
Kristina Calkins says
Cute inspiring fabric.
love those fabrics!!
J. Burks says
I am really looking forward to this summer adventure. Two of my kids have been asking to learn to sew and I think this will be a great project to do together! Thank you so much for creating this!
Cris B. says
I would love to sew along with my baby girl but sadly she is too young so for now it will be just me….until she is big enough 🙂
Angela Carver says
I have wanted to learn to sew and now that my daughters want to learn it is time for us all to embark on a summer adventure! Here’s to hoping I can figure out my husband’s grandmother’s ancient sewing machine!
My son and I are doing this new series for kids! I hope there will also be another one at some point with more boy friendly projects. Thanks for offering this class!
You know what?! I hadn’t really even considered the boy factor. But the good news is that really, the only project that wouldn’t be boy friendly are the ruffles…which would be boy friendly in general due to ruffles, so this should work out fine!
Excited to learn more!
I just got my first sewing machine yesterday. I plan to go through your earlier series as well. I can’t wait and look forward to having something to do with my nieces and maybe nephews. 🙂 Thanks
Planning to do this with my daughter
I will be doing the series with my momma as she knows how to sew and I am still learning
I plan to do this with both my daughters. I am very excited. I need to learn how to do these also.
Christine J says
I am so going to have my daughter follow along this summer. Also, when I try to follow you on pinterest I get an error. Is the link wrong?
Ooops-got that fixed.
I am doing the series this summer myself along with my daughter Catelyn she is 12. I learned very little in Home Ec and my mom never understood the tension on her machine so my sister and I were never allowed to use it. My husband bought me a nice machine (Brother) this year with our tax return, I’m excited to learn and even more excited that my daughter and I can learn together!
ashley r. says
my daughter got a sewing machine for her birthday, so we’re going to learn to sew together! Thanks for a fun giveaway!
Molly Martin says
I am going to do this with my 7 year old daughter. She has been begging to learn to sew yet is very independent. This sounds perfect!
my girls are going to LOVE this!
I’m SO excited for this!! I want to make all the things you have listed!!!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity . . . I hope I win!!!!! =)
I’m going to do the learn to sew with kids class with my 10 year old daughter. She is very excited about learning to sew and I LOVE that we can do this together at home. Thanks for providing the opportunity for us to do this together!
I’m so excited! My ten year old daughter and I are in!
What a great idea! I’ve been thinking for longer times to show our son how to sew. We will join in.
I’m TOTALLY doing this!! A has wanted me to teach her to sew for a couple of years, but not knowing much, I didn’t know how to teach her! This will be perfect for us to do this summer. YAY!!
Theresa O'Bryant says
Sharing this with a girl friend of mine who has all girls and they want to sew. I would love to do this with them.
I am going to be doing it by myself, because i am a teenager!!
I love to hear that! 🙂
T Bosch says
My two boys (ages 9 & 7) and maybe my daughter (age 4).
Elizabeth M. says
Joining the series with my 11 year old daughter. Invited her scout friends to join us:-)
Either Mackenzie or Rose.
Kelly V says
Excited! We got a new sewing machine so, I am going to follow along and refresh my sewing skills and as soon as my daughter comes back home from going out of state to visit her dad we will do them together.
Wendy T says
Perfect timing! My daughter gets out of school this week & wants to have more sewing lessons over the summer:)
My daughter has been asking to learn to sew. This will be a great way to teach her!
My daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew, this will be a perfect way to do it. Thanks!
My daughter has been wanting to learn how to sew for some time now, so this will be fun for us to do together!
Oh, this is going to be so much fun – LOVE IT! Thanks so much for doing this, my daughter can’t wait 😀
cindy r says
My 5 and 6 yr old sons are eager to learn – helped them each make a simple drawstring bag recently – 6 yr old did most of it all by himself!
Amalia Mayfield says
My daughter…she has been bugging me to learn to sew…this will be perfect 🙂
Myrex Martinez says
This is perfect for myself! Only hoping my sewing machine works properly.
Amanda Villalobos says
My daughters Elly and Sophia (we may possibly include a friend Justis)
My 13 year old daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew, this is the help I need THANKS!
Sara Miller- Style For The Seasons says
I really want to make a messenger bag!
amy brooks says
I am going to do this with my 8 year old daughter!!
Jessica Calvarese says
This should be fun! I just learned how to use my sewing machine a few months ago and can’t wait to learn more about how to use it!
My nine year-old daughter has been bugging me to give her sewing lessons this summer – your series will be perfect for this and I can’t wait!
just what i needed for my girls this summer!
Linda G says
I really want to use it with my stepson and stepdaughter, my daugher is only 2 but she loves the sewing machine already! So, we might try it as a whole kid-family activity. Some proyects might be more girly than others so it works out perfect!
Laci Q says
My daughter is six and really wants to learn to sew. When she was 4 she asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. She got one but has not used it much. We will join in.
What a great idea. Just pinned!
Kristi W. says
I’m going to work with my five year old. She has been begging to use the sewing machine and this seems the perfect way to get her started. (With LOTS of supervsion.)
My daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew for a long time…this is the perfect opportunity! I’m also going to teach my boys!
I want to do this with my girls.
Jenn K says
My nieces 🙂
Just me… I need the practice 🙂 My daughter is only 2-1/2, so she’s a bit too young yet 🙂
Delores Wagg says
Just got a sewing machine for my 7 yo granddaughter and have been looking for something like this.
Raina DelRio says
My seven year old daughter Skyler. Daddy just bought her and I our own sewing machines, so this would be fab for us to do together!
How fun!!! Love it!!!! I’ll have both my older girls and 2 of my nieces for a week with my mom….who started the whole sewing thing for me anyway, so this will be FUN!!!! 🙂
Carol Sandretto-Unsinger says
I’ve been working with my twin almost 10 year old daughters since last summer… This will be fun!!
OH poo. I misread that thinking it was sewing FOR kids and teens as in cute projects/clothing to make for my Granddaughter, not sewing WITH kids and teens.
Please feel free to, if you can, remove my entries for the fabric prize as I sadly have no one to sew with. I don’t think my 1 yr old Granddaughter would understand much even though she makes a bee-line to my sewing room when she escapes their room so she can play with my fabrics. LOL
Hey, join us anyway! You can certainly do the lessons too!
This looks like so much fun! Although I don’t think my two year old is quite ready to do it . . . 😉
Sarah McKenna says
FYI: Your “easy FB entry” options aren’t working right.
Sarah McKenna says
Brilliant idea, Amber!!!!! But MAN, you have a lot of faith in these kids! Messenger bags? I was thinking more along the lines of scrunchies…. 😉
Libby H says
My 4 year old son will love this! Thanks for the chance!
katie Skiff says
I am excited. My daughter loves to sew and these will be a fun thing to do on a hot day. My boys might even join in.
Alysia H says
I hope my 8 year old daughter can do this with me this summer! LOVE IT!
My “practice” granddaughter has been after me to teach her to sew so I think this will be our opportunity
crystal moyer says
my o9 year old son and year old daughter she might be a bit young but i want her to be much into sewing like i am
Tiffani S says
This is great! My son (8) is taking a sewing class at Jo Ann’s Fabrics and making his very own shorts. Maybe he will be inspired by that experience and this new series!
This is awesome! I learned with you during the regular series, and am using my newfound skills all the time now! Can’t wait to share this with my daughter.
Kellie S. says
My niece. She asks me all the time to sew. I can’t wait to teach her.
My daughter will love this. She really wants to learn to sew. Thanks!
What a fantastic idea!
Thank you for having this series. I am going to do this with my neice. And want to save all these for my grandchild. Thank you also for a chance at this giveaway.since I am a beginner I think I can also learn a thing or two from this series.
Carrie L says
I’ll be sewing along with my Daughter! The projects are so cute!
Janet C says
Contacting my niece today. I’m sure she will love learning to sew. I’m very excited to help her learn a new skill. Perfect for mini fashionista starting to dream outfit designs. Great start to learning skills to make clothes come to life
I’m so excited to do this with my teenagers this summer! Thanks for doing this – now my girls have something to look forward to during the summer weeks!
Courtney Pies says
I’ll be doing this series for myself… so I can teach my daughter when she’s old enough! 🙂
What age do you think this is appropriate for? I know I started doing embroidery around age 5 or 6, but not sure about what age would be appropriate for involvement with a sewing machine! My girls are 6 and 8.
Honestly I am not sure. If you think they are interested I would say give it a try and see how they do. If some of the lessons are too hard just take it at their pace.
AnnaMarie Mondro says
I am SO excited! My girls (11 and 9) both declared last night that they want to learn to sew and work on a project of their own this summer! This is PERFECT timing!! 🙂 🙂
Thanks so much for offering this! This would be a great time for me and my daughter to spend quality time together this summer!
My little one is too little to join me on this but I will definitely sew along. This is really a cute idea to help kids stay occupied during the summer.
My kids are going to love this!
Fun series! I will be sewing with myself =)
Katie Skiff says
Tammy C says
I have a sewing machine…but know very little about sewing. Excited for this series!
My granddaughter and I have a date every Wednesday starting June 12. We can’t wait for this. She has been learning and has made a few things, but this will definitely reinforce what she has learned and give her the opportunity to learn from someone else and give us some special time together. I take all of that special time with her I can get. Thanks for the series and for all your hard work.
Kathy E. says
I a going to do this summer series with my 12 year old self! I need to polish up my zipper skills.
My daughter is looking forward to sewing more. She has already helped make 2 pillows, a skirt, a dress and PJ pants!
fiona hadland says
great very happy kids sad mummy coz ive lost my machine to them 🙁
Maybe you can share. 🙂
My daughter wants to sew so much, so this will be perfect for her 🙂 I think either her grandma (which has a sewing machine) or me will give it a try with here
Me and Arwen can’t wait to do this, Amber! She got a sewing machine for her b-day last year…and it’s time she learns to use it! Thanks for the motivation 🙂
Yay!!! That makes me so happy!
Thanks for the new series!