Another round up post this week with more school holiday fun. I want to give you a list of websites and webpages which are great resources for kids who want to sew. Searching for “kids sewing” or “sewing for kids” brings up heaps of fabulous resources for making stuff for kids but what if the kids want to do the sewing themselves? Here is a run down of the best ten sites I have found to support kids learning to sew and their supervising adults – sewing with kids, not for kids!
Sew Mama Sew
First off, the Sew Mama Sew site that I have linked to before has a page of excellent tips for sewing with kids which are a good first read. There are also links to a few projects such as Monster Hand Warmers. This is a great place to start if you a beginning to teach your child to sew.
Kids Sewing Projects
Kids Sewing Projects is a full website devoted to kids learning to sew. It has a step-by-step curriculum to follow if you are so inclined. It sets out a skill to practice and then leads you to a project to further practice that skill. The projects are also categorised so you can jump straight to a list of projects for boys for example. This is an excellent resource to bookmark!
Crazy Little Projects
One of my favourite sewing sites, as I have said before, is Crazy Little Projects and Amber’s projects include other crafts too. Plus, follow her on social media and you will see she is always posting delectable recipes as well. She has a some great sewing tuition on her site and one section is dedicated to kids learning to sew. Well worth checking out.
Skip to My Lou
The Get Kids Sewing series by Skip to My Lou has simple projects for kids including the super cute Hanging Rainbow Cloud plus they provide some sewing practice sheets for absolute beginners to develop their skills on the sewing machine.
Free Kids Crafts
Free Kids Crafts has heaps of activities for kids, as you would expect. A wealth of creative activities that will keep you going, well, until your child leaves home! Under the Sewing Projects section is a long list of projects with fabric – not all of them involving sewing however! There are several ‘no-sew’ projects but also items to hand sew and things to make with the sewing machine.
Similarly Activity Village has what seems like an inexhaustible resource of activities for kids. They have a section for Sewing Crafts which provides lots of ideas for making things particularly with felt. Most are hand-sewing projects so a great resource if you do not have easy access to a sewing machine. Learning hand sewing skills – including sewing on buttons – is a great life skill!
The remainder of my links for you are round-up posts linking to a variety of easy projects not directly aimed at children but that are easy and appealing for kids. You will see some overlap between these with different pages linking to the same great projects.
Babble, a Disney site has a round-up of ten easy sewing projects.
Not So Idle Hands
Not So Idle Hands, besides having a great name, has links to fifteen projects of kids, tweens and teens.
So Sew Easy
Another site I have linked to before, So Sew Easy lists thirty projects for kids. This list includes simple lacing cards for really little hands up to simple garments for older kids.
As well as these round-ups, don’t forget the Blue Radish round-up of Ten Things to Sew with Boys. I find that there is so much in the sewing world directed at women and girls but I know lots of boys, including my own, who are interested in learning to use a sewing machine. This post was a small attempt to redress the balance! I love that Kids Sewing Projects has a category on their site for boys projects but it is still hard to uncover sewing fun that will appeal to our little men.