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20+ free sewing projects for kids! Free sewing patterns for play mats, pretend stoves, kids messenger bags, hats, fabric headboards, pillow cases, toys and more.

Easy pencil case sewing pattern free tutorial with zipper for beginners

See how to make an easy pencil case with my free pencil case sewing pattern and tutorial! This useful and quick beginner sewing project is a perfect DIY back-to-school project and also makes a great DIY gifts idea for kids. Easy zippered pencil case pattern This zipper pencil case can hold pencils, markers, gel pens, …

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DIY Kids Cheetah Halloween Costume for Boys

Looking for a cute boys Halloween costume idea? Make this DIY kids cheetah Halloween costume with a cozy hoodie and pants plus a ‘World’s Fastest Land Animal’ running medal and running shoes. This kids cheetah costume is a cute Halloween costume idea for kids that you can make yourself. Kids love animal Halloween costumes and …

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Felt Stove DIY Kids Play Kitchen (roll it up, put it away)

DIY kids play kitchens don’t have to take up a lot of space. Make this flat felt portable DIY kids play kitchen that you can play with anywhere — on the rug, on a coffee table, wherever. Then just roll it up to store away until the next time that the ‘restaurant’ is open. This …

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How to make a headboard slipcover with storage pocket

Make a cheerful headboard slipcover to quickly and easily change up a bedroom. Because the slipcover is removable, it’s a super cute and inexpensive way to decorate a kid’s room and keep changing it up as they grow. And seriously, how sweetly adorable is this pleated pocket storage pocket? The storage pocket is just the …

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Bull In A China Shop DIY Halloween Costume for Toddlers

This Bull in a China Shop DIY toddler Halloween costume was inspired by my charming 2-year-old boy. Liam is deliberate, like whenever he picks something up or puts it down it’s just a wee bit more aggressive that it needs to be. Things get broken. Ripped. We’ve made a handful of ER trips. Liam just …

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Kid’s Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with French Beret and Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists

Here’s a handmade kids’ Halloween costume idea that’s sure to be a trick-or-treating masterpiece: a classic watercolor paint box, topped with a handmade French-inspired beret and a jumbo paint brush made from a pool noodle. It’s simple and clever with just a little sewing needed. I made this watercolor paint box artist costume for DIYNetwork.com. …

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How to sew reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags

This free sandwich bag sewing pattern and tutorial is so easy you’ll be able to replace your old plastic snack bags in no time. I designed these free fabric sandwich bag and snack bag sewing patterns to have extra large flaps. The flaps act like teeny little place mats, which helps avoid germ fests like …

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DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bags with Sticky Spiderwebs + Moving Spiders (eek!)

Here’s a spooky DIY Halloween trick or treat bag free pattern with ‘sticky’ spiderwebs and creepy spiders that can move and crawl around. Eek! The sticky spiderwebs on the DIY Halloween trick-or-treat bag are actually thin strips that I cut from VELCRO® Brand fasteners… …and the spiders have a bit of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back …

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Cute DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial

Make a DIY 1st birthday bib for your baby’s 1st birthday party! It’s a cute detail that looks great in 1st birthday photos. I’m loving this DIY 1st birthday bib that I made for Liam using Handmade Charlotte stencils, FolkArt paint, and a little bit of sewing. Plaid sent me the Party set from Rachel Faucett’s …

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Extra-long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

This longer baby bib free sewing pattern with pocket is for all the messy toddlers out there and their moms (AKA me) who are tired of doing their laundry. All of Elise’s baby bibs were much too short …not only were her bibs not keeping food off of her clothes but they also were looking …

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Insulated Holder for Stick Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt

Cold tiny hands no more! Elise loves stick popsicles and frozen yogurt tubes. Truly, she’s a junkie. But she doesn’t like it when her hands get cold, which means I don’t like it when she sets the sticky treats on the table (or ick, on the floor) to take a temperature break. My short-term fix …

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Kid’s pillowcase free sewing pattern with secret pocket for nighttime treasures

This free pillowcase pattern features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Kids can use the pillowcase pocket to store flashlights and bedtime friends. Adults can tuck in tissues, earplugs, or a mobile phone alarm clock (although I recommend putting your phone on airplane mode and turning off the wireless first). I …

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Kid’s non-slip fabric Play-Doh mat or coloring mat

I sewed this non-slip fabric kid’s play mat for Play-Doh and coloring for our living room coffee table. The DIY fabric kid’s play mat is super oversized (16″ x 28″) to give lots of playing room. It’s machine washable, hang dry. And did I mention the play mat is non-slip too? Yep, I backed it …

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Kid-sized Messenger Bag Free Pattern and Sewing Tutorial

This free child-sized messenger bag pattern is the perfect shrunken size for the special kid in your life. Make this DIY kids messenger bag free sewing pattern in a couple evenings. This kids messenger bag free sewing pattern is a variation of my free bridesmaid’s handbag sewing pattern and my free shoulder handbag sewing pattern …

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Sunshine and Rainbows DIY Halloween costume idea for toddlers, babies, kids

My daughter Elise is my little ray of sunshine, without a doubt. So when it came to making my delightful girl her first proper Halloween costume, I came up with this cheery fleece and felt “Sunshine and Rainbows” Halloween baby costume with sun on the front, sun hat, and colorful rainbow on the back. It’s …

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Free baby bonnet pattern: Baby sun hat sewing pattern with ruffles and ties

Here’s a free baby bonnet pattern just in time for summer. It’s a really nice baby sun hat free pattern that you can make with our without the ruffle. My super cute baby hat free sewing pattern is below! Elise looks adorable in hats. I just can’t get enough of them. So I decided to …

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