20 Sewing Projects for Beginners

Sewing is an awesome skill for kids to have! Starting out with yarn wrapping and hand sewing is great for youngsters for hand and eye coordination and exercising those fine motor muscles, and then learning how to use a sewing machine is a skill that children can utilize their whole lives.

Whether you’re just beginning to learn how to sew by hand, or are ready for some basic sewing machine projects, you are going to love these 20 sewing projects for beginners.

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20 Sewing Projects for Beginners

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10 Hand Sewing Projects for Beginners

Not only is hand sewing a fun activity for kids but it’s a great skill to have as an adult. I have fond memories as a kid of learning how to hand sew. For my first project my mom showed me how to cut up old, holey jeans and sew them into a cute purse. I beamed with pride after making my first purse, just like your children will after making any one of these darling hand sewing projects below.

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Kid-designed Felt Monsters | Just Short of Crazy

Felt Forest Animal Keychains | Repeat Crafter Me

Easy DIY Headbands | Family, Food and Faith

DIY Felt Fox Purse | I Heart Crafty Things

Snazzy Jazzy Button Bracelets | Kids Craft Room

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Easy Hand-Sewn Book Binding (two different ways) | Incredibusy

Easy DIY Felt Flower Rings | Red Ted Art

Kid-Made Happy Paper Cloud Pillow | Hello, Wonderful

DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe Kit | Scholastic

Basic Sewing Ribbon Bookmarks | My Busy Beehives

10 Sewing Projects for Beginners using a Sewing Machine

Once kids have mastered the skills of hand sewing they’ll love discovering the world of using a sewing machine. I, myself, wish I had learned more of this skill growing up so I am excited to encourage my daughter to learn this skill as she grows older. These 10 sewing projects are perfect projects for kids (and adults) who are new to using a sewing machine. Make them for yourself or as gifts. There’s so much possibility!

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How to turn gloves into Monsters | Craftoholics Anonymous

Simple DIY Pillowcase | Made Everyday

Hockey Stick Hobby Horse and Dragon Craft | Pink Stripey Socks

DIY Sensory Toy | Moms & Crafters

Stuffed Animal Friends | Hattifant

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Butterfly Present Topper | Make it Your Own

How to Make a DIY Doorstop | Swoodson Says

Peek-a-Boo Heart Bean Bags | Make it Your Own

Simple Fabric Scrap Bookmarks | The Crafty Mummy

DIY Fabric Marble Maze Toy | Apple Green Cottage

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Do you have toddlers  or preschoolers who aren’t quite ready for hand sewing? Start them out with this yarn wrapped cardinal craft or yarn wrapped sheep and then you can progress into learning how to make this cute paper plate insect sewing craft.

Pretty paper straw tulip craft for kids, perfect for a spring kids craft, spring flower craft for kids and flower kids craft.

Pretty Paper Straw Tulip Craft

Colorful and fun twirling parrot craft for kids. Great bird craft for a jungle theme unit, fun kids crafts and jungle crafts for kids.

Colorful and Fun Twirling Parrot Craft