Here at Singer Outlet, we love sewing as much as humanly possible. We pride ourselves on our Singer sewing machines’ high quality and the range of other sewing products we offer. Teaching kids to sew doesn’t have to be hard work! We are incredibly proud to help sewers of all ages and abilities. Sewing is a fantastic hobby, and we want to help inspire the next generation of sewers in this blog post.
This list of our favourite sewing projects for kids will focus on creating finished products that your children will love while not pushing the difficulty too far. They don’t need to be completed on a child sewing machine - with adult supervision, using a general sewing machine will be fine! These quick and easy projects are perfect for introducing young people to sewing and possibly igniting a lifelong hobby.
Cushions are an effective yet simple way to get started with sewing. Once they get going with it, your kids are sure to develop a love of sewing - so expect their bed to be piled high with cushions. After they’ve had enough practice, try graduating them to photo pillows and cushions, as they make a thoughtful gift your children will be proud of creating. This basic introduction to sewing is a brilliant way to get your children comfortable with using a sewing machine and encourage interest in more advanced sewing projects down the line.
Practical and functional, a drawstring backpack makes a fantastic sewing project for kids. It is an excellent way for them to start sewing - and once they get the hang of it, the result is a brilliant bag that they can show off to their friends. They are sure to stand out at school with their very own handmade drawstring bag, even when everyone is dressed in the same uniform. Encourage your children to express their individuality with a handmade drawstring backpack project.
We are often looking for hobbies that don’t involve screen time – like sewing - but the reality is that technology such as phones and tablets are a part of our everyday lives. Why not combine sewing and tech by crafting a computer tablet cover? Now every time they log in to watch a YouTube video, they may be inspired to look for a sewing tutorial for their next project. Who knows, this tech-inspired project may lead to them using their tablets a little less (because they’re using their sewing machines a lot more).
Fabric Keychains are simple, making them a great first project. Plus, you can never make too many because everyone needs a keychain. These fun little projects are great for learning to sew and making fun handmade gifts simultaneously. As they require few materials, they are also a fantastic way to use those small pieces of fabric that may otherwise go to waste. Kids love creative outlets from painting to playdoh, but this project might show that your child’s creative flair is best brought to life at a sewing machine.
Is your child a budding baker or chef? Use their existing passion as a gateway to sewing by creating some oven mitts. They make a fantastic project for kids, especially when they get to use their finished product. What better way to enjoy the fun of a sewing machine than by bringing it into the kitchen and combining it with a love of cooking?
As with every skill, sewing takes some practice before you get mastery over it – especially as a kid. But with these fun and creative sewing projects for kids, you can introduce your children to this fantastic hobby. Not only are the finished creations all fantastic, but they are some of the more straightforward projects to work on - making them excellent for kids to find their feet with a sewing machine. Try them out and let us know what your kids think! We are entirely sure that they will enjoy these little projects, and perhaps fall in love with sewing along the way.