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Sewing for kids – patterns, tips and tricks to start today

Looking for sewing ideas for children in the family? Read on for our guide to the best patterns, projects and top tips for sewing for children.

Girls rainbow dress sewing pattern
Published: September 17, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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Did you hear the news? There's a brand new Sewing for Kids magazine out, so we've put together this guide to the best children's sewing patterns and projects to celebrate. We'll be adding our favourite children's sewing patterns to this post to help you start making clothes for the children in your family, and read on for our pick of the best sewing kits for kids too if you want to get children sewing. For more project inspiration, order your copy of Sewing for Kids today.

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If you've got your copy already of the new magazine, we've included handy links to all the sewing templates you need at the bottom of this post. You can also see a taster of project pictures to get an idea of just a few of the 50 beautiful kids sewing projects inside. And if you've found this post as you're looking for ways to get children into sewing, you might also like our guide to the Best Kids Sewing Machines and 10 top tips for cross stitch for kids.

Looking for more craft ideas for kids? Check out our fun arts and crafts to do at home.

Sewing for Kids – your complete guide!

Sewing for Kids magazine
Discover 50 projects to sew for children's bedrooms and wardrobes, alongside gifts, toys and the all-important fancy dress! Each copy comes with a bonus paper dressmaking pattern from Wild Things Dresses, worth £8.99. Order your copy today.

6 of the best children's sewing patterns

Kibadoo Children's Cleo Parker

You'll need a bit of sewing experience for this one but oh how cute is it? This children's parker coat sewing pattern has raglan sleeves to allow wriggling and climbing room plus a bit of give to fit jumpers or sweaters to be worn underneath, plus indoors cuffs and a windshield bar for chin protection. We're officially now hooked on Kibadoo patterns – browse their full range over on Etsy.

Kibadoo Childrens Cleo Parker Sewing Pattern

Wild Things Dresses – Girl's Rainbow Dress

Come rain or shine, brighten up any day with this A-line pinafore dress bursting with colour and fun. Add patch pockets, button straps and appliqué a rainbow on the front (honestly does dressmaking get any more fun than this? Make it for ages 6 months to 7 years.

Girls rainbow dress sewing pattern

Simplicity Child's Top and Leggings

Sew up a soft and cosy combo with this sweet top and leggings pattern for intermediate makers from Simplicity. It shows you how to make a back-buttoned tops with raglan sleeves and contrast or animal pockets, plus pull-on leggings with an elastic waist. It's designed for stretch knits for that soft finish they'll love to change into after a long day in school uniform.

Simplicity Children's Top and Legging Sewing Pattern

Poppy & Jazz Dandelion Dungarees

Poppy & Jazz is the recently released children's sewing pattern collection from Sew Over It, featuring a super cute collection of children's clothes to sew for the children in your life. These cutest of reversible jersey dungarees are topping our must-make list. This is a beginner-friendly pattern for ages 0-24 months. The Dandelion Dungarees are the cutest pair of reversible jersey dungarees. They fasten with poppers, have extra long straps to allow for growth and are super easy to sew.

Poppy and Jazz Dandelion_Dungarees sewing pattern

Burda Boy's Sweater Sewing Pattern

This warm and cosy pattern will soon become an Autumn/Winter wardrobe essential – sew it in three versions: as a pullover with a neckband, a sweater with a stand collar, or a hooded version with a patch pocket.

Burda Boy's Hoodie sewing pattern

Easy skater dress DIY

Try this easy-to-sew skater dress by Kirsty Hartley and Simply Sewing magazine for a perfect addition to your little girl’s wardrobe. Wear on its own in the summer, or layered with long-sleeved tops and tights – it could also be made as a separate jersey top and skirt, too. Did we mention you get to add rainbow pom poms?

Free girls dress sewing pattern

Girl's Dress Sewing Pattern

Sewing for Kids: Templates for readers

Sewing clothes for children

Boys shirt sewing pattern

Games to play

Puppets sewing pattern

Home patterns for children

How to make a kids canopy

Gift ideas for kids

Let’s dress up!

DIY fairy wands

Plushie toys

Sewing for kids ideas
Boys shirt sewing pattern

Games to play

Puppets sewing pattern

Home patterns for children

How to make a kids canopy

Gift ideas for kids

Let’s dress up!

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DIY fairy wands

Plushie toys

Sewing for kids ideas

Authors

Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor, Gathered.how

Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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