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15+ Amazing Gifts to Sew for Kids (that they will LOVE)


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The biggest reason why I sew is to make things for my kids. But they can only use so many quilts, lol!

Here are 15 more gifts to sew for your kids and grandkids – that they will LOVE (and hopefully you will love sewing these gifts too)!


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

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

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


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

Make summertime (or pre-school) more fun with a cute fish shaped backpack!

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

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

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

These cute hanging baskets are also great for toys, books, and little treasures – add a piece of blackboard fabric on the top for easy fun labels.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

So many cute sewing ideas are trending again, and I think one of these is sock monkeys!

Next I know you want to sew up some cute Unicorn Softies!

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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4 Comments

  1. My niece is 19, and I just made her a "bed pocket" organizer (from a slightly different pattern that hides the laptop behind the pockets) and she loved it. So older kids will love some of these, too!

  2. When I try to link to the ruffle skirt, it always goes to the ruffle shrug.

  3. Nancy Rachar says:

    Hi Caroline, I check every single email from you and look at all your sweet patterns! Since I have 3 Great-Great Nephews on the way (can you believe that) I have been sewing up a storm making tiny things for them using your ideas! I enjoy how happy you always seem to be and it brightens my days to watch your videos. Did you know you also cheer people up and make their days more bright? Since starting to watch you daily I have ordered a very fancy embroidery sewing machine and well… you have helped me become more productive and smiling. Thank you so very much for what you do and I wish you and yours the happiest of Christmas’s! God’s Blessings, Nancy

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