18 Free Sewing Patterns to Sew for Kids That They Will Love To Use


The biggest reason why I sew is to make things for my kids. But they can only use so many quilts! Here are 18 gifts to sew for your kids and grandkids – that they will LOVE and hopefully you will love sewing them, too.

Toy Storage Bean Bag

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Sew a big storage ‘bean bag’ to keep the toys off the floor… plus make a cute chair for lounging around.

DIY Pillow Pet

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Somebody wants a Pillow Pet? You got this! And you can use a regular size pillow too.

Drawstring Backpack

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Make summertime (or pre-school) more fun with a cute drawstring backpack! The exterior zippered pocket is almost as large as the main compartment of the bag, so it can hold anything you might want to grab easily – a book, wallet, hand sewing project, and more.

Fabric Doll

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This sweet fabric doll has braidable hair! Get the free pattern.

Free Leggings Pattern

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My Free Leggings Pattern for Girls is one of the most popular things on this site!

Pajama Pants

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The PJ Pants or Shorts Pattern is great for boys or girls.

Washable Coloring Book

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Use cute black and white fabrics to make a coloring book that can be used over and over again!

Pocket Bookmarks

journaling bookmark
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Do you have a budding writer? Sew them a pencil holder for their favorite notebook.

Little Ruffle Shrug

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This little Ruffle Shrug is perfect to cover little shoulders over a sundress or tank top. And the pattern is free.

Chubby Lunch Tote

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This chubby little tote is great for carrying toys, snacks, or even small books! It’s easy to sew, including the zipper.

Shark Pencil Pouch

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Learn how to sew a shark pencil case! This tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions for the shark-shaped zipper-mouth bag. It’s super cute for Shark Week!

Cute Lunchbox

The Toaster Lunchbox is cute and can be sewn in more boyish fabrics too.

Colored Pencil Roll

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Pretty pencils belong in a pretty pencil roll. Use a wide grosgrain ribbon strap instead of lace to make it for a boy!

Little Ruffle Skirt

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This cute little Ruffle Skirt uses cotton fabrics – and has optional modesty shorts underneath.

Bunny Treat Bags

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Little Bunny Treat Bags are a great use of scraps – and a welcome surprise any time of the year.

Bedside Pockets Organizer

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Books on the floor? Keep them handy for bedtime reading in this Bedside Pockets Organizer.

Memory Game from Fabric Scraps

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This Fabric Scraps Memory Game will make a perfect preschool gift (for boys or girls) plus help you lighten up your scrap basket too!

Kids Floor Pouf

Or super useful floor poufs that are just the right size for kids!

With all of these free sewing patterns and tutorials for things to sew for all the kids you love, I hope you never run out of ideas.

Happy sewing!

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