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:
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.