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3 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids

Here at the store we get many customers in who have a child or grandchild who wants to learn how to sew but aren’t sure where to begin. Here are 3 easy kids sewing projects that are perfect for the keen beginner!

Pocket Full of Love Pillow

Supplies:

  • .45 metres of main fabric
  • .10 contrast one
  • .10 contrast two
  • Thread to match
  • Stuffing

I love this pillow from Cloud 9 Fabrics! It’s easy to sew and takes less than 3/4m of fabric in total. For this project, you sew together rectangular pieces and then use a template to trace and then cut out the heart shape before piecing the front and back together. We have run this project for kids sewing camps many times and the kids always love it!

Full Project Instructions: http://cloud9fabrics.com/project-idea-pocket-full-of-love-pillow-project/  

 

Reversible Mini Messenger Bag

This easy project from Crazy Little Projects is a great way to showcase off two fun fabrics! This bag is very beginner friendly with only 4 different pieces to assemble and only a few, simple curves. The best part is, this is a project that can be used a lot once it’s made!

Supplies:

  • .3m each of two different printed fabrics (.45m if your fabric is directional)
  • Thread to match

Full Project Instructions: http://crazylittleprojects.com/2015/06/reversible-messenger-bag.html

 

The 10 Minute Skirt

This easy project is great way to reuse t-shirts to make a fun knit skirt. All you need is one t-shirt, some elastic and thread. The only thing I would do differently would be to use a narrow zigzag stitch for the top casing so that the skirt stretches without the stitches popping.

Supplies:

  • One t-shirt (see notes on tutorial about sizing)
  • Elastic
  • Thread to match

Full Project Instructions: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2014/08/the-10-minute-skirt-re-purposing-old-shirts-into-skirts.html

Happy Sewing!

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