Sewing Crafts

Sewing is a valuable life skill - but it is also a lot of fun! There was a time when all children, both girls and boys, were taught to sew, and basic sewing skills were expected. Now many kids grow up even incapable of sewing on a button.

There are so many lovely ideas for sewing crafts here. Sarah is really inspired and has enjoyed creating these craft ideas with her boys and her Rainbow pack too. So get out the sewing supplies and have a go!

Afikoman Bag Craft

Afikoman Bag Craft

One of the traditions of the Passover seder meal is that a stack of three matzah (unleavened bread) are placed in the centre of the table. Before the meal begins, the middle piece is broken in two and one piece is saved to be eaten at the end of the meal.

Beanbag Pancake Dolls

Beanbag Pancake Dolls

Isn't this little pancake gorgeous? Make Pancake Day a little different this year with this original craft for making your own Beanbag Pancake Dolls - the kids will come up with some wonderful creations!

Button Tree

Button Tree

This is a lovely little sewing project and I think you'll agree that the finished result would be something anyone would be happy to display! Our button tree is coloured for autumn but you can of course adapt it for any season.

Christmas Stocking Decorations

Christmas Stocking Decorations

These Christmas stocking decorations are fun for kids to make and decorate and pretty to hang on the tree. And of course you can slip a small present inside, too!

Cow Finger Puppet

Cow Finger Puppet

Our cute little cow finger puppet is a perfect craft for kids who are just learning to sew. It also makes a really nice gift for an older sibling to give to a younger sibling. And of course, once you've made the craft, you can play with it!

Cow Softie Craft

Cow Soft Toy Craft

Children who are learning to sew will love having a go at this gorgeous cow softie, made from felt pieces and wiggle eyes! Who could resist this lovely moo cow?

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Elf Hat Craft

Elf Hat Craft

Here's a fun elf hat craft for children at Christmas. Hang them from the tree and fill with goodies! Perhaps children could make them as a craft activity at a Christmas party and then take them home with some special treats inside?

Elf Shoes

Elf Shoes

These elf shoes are fun to sew and oh so pretty! You could put them out on display or use them as a container for a small gift.

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Fabric Bird Craft

Fabric Bird Craft

Kids learning to sew will enjoy this fabric bird craft. The finished bird is pretty as a picture and makes a lovely gift...perhaps for mother, grandmother or a favourite teacher.

Fabric Flower Craft

Fabric Flower Craft

Here's a fabric flower craft for kids which will use up your scraps, provide practice for kids learning to sew, and create a really pretty display!

Fabric Yoyo Brooch

Fabric Yoyo Brooch

This pretty brooch is fun for kids to sew and - if you can bear to part with it - it makes a lovely gift for mothers, grannies or friends! And of course you can make all sorts of variations depending on what fabrics you have available... why not make one to match every outfit!

Felt Butterfly Craft

Felt Butterfly Craft

This felt butterfly craft makes a cute little easy sewing project for kids, needing only basic supplies. Instructions below.

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Felt Candy Bag

Felt Candy Bag

Here is a cute idea for a Valentine's Day craft to do with your kids. Older kids will be able to produce a really pretty bag on their own; younger children may need some help, or you can adapt the craft to make it appropriate for their age.

Felt Chick

Felt Chick

This little felt chick is a great craft for beginner sewers (or more experience sewers, come to that!) Wouldn't it be lovely making an appearance at Easter time?

Felt Christmas Tree Softie

Felt Christmas Tree Softie

This felt Christmas tree softie craft for kids is simple enough for even beginner sewers to create a really nice Christmas decoration - and the possibilities for decoration are endless!

Felt Dolphin Bookmark

Felt Dolphin Bookmark

This adorable felt dolphin bookmark will make reading a joy for anyone who uses it. Children could make one as a gift for grandparents, parents, aunties, teachers...

Felt Easter Egg

Felt Easter Egg

This felt Easter egg is a simple Easter craft activity which gives children plenty of opportunity for practising cutting, decorating and sewing skills.

Felt Heart Pillow

Felt Heart Pillow

Children can practise their sewing skills to make this pretty felt heart pillow - then decorate it with odds and ends to make it really special. Perfect for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day.

Felt Leaves

Felt Leaves

These felt leaves are a simple way to teach children basic embroidery stitches as they get to see a quick result. We have stuck to basic backstitch as we are just starting out but you can be more ambitious if you like and experiment with other stitches.

Felt matryoshka dolls

Felt Matryoshka Dolls

This felt Matryoshka doll activity can be adapted for a range of ages, and the resulting dolls are sure to be treasured! We've used simple sewing skills to complete our dolls but you can substitute fabric glue for at least some of the sewing if you wish.

Felt Needle Case

Felt Needle Case

The needle case in the photo has been created for Valentine's Day, but you could obviously adapt this craft for other times of the year.

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Felt Owl Bookmark

Felt Owl Bookmark

Reading will be so much more fun when you are marking your place with this gorgeous little owl bookmark! It makes a super beginner sewing project and also an excellent gift for children to make for friends, parents and grandparents. Instructions and template below.

Felt Penguin Softie

Felt Penguin Softie

Here's an idea for a felt penguin softie for kids to make. Hang it from the Christmas tree, make one for friends, or enjoy it all year round...

Felt Rabbit Craft

Felt Rabbit Craft

Have a go at our felt rabbit craft - it's fun to make and fun to cuddle! Practise easy stitches including running stitch and blanket stitch to make this rabbit toy. Of course it is perfect for Easter as well as Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

Felt Raven

Felt Raven

There is a story that if the ravens leave the Tower of London, the kingdom will fall. Why not make your own from felt to be sure that England is safe!

Felt Reindeer Softie

Felt Reindeer Softie

Isn't this felt reindeer softie adorable? Kids will need basic sewing skills and a little patience, but the effort will be rewarded with a very cute reindeer ornament to hang on the Christmas tree year after year...

Felt Robin Softie

Felt Robin Softie

This felt robin softie craft for kids produces the cutest little Christmas tree decoration - one we are sure will be treasured forever!

Felt Scottie Dog Softie

Felt Scottie Dog Softie

This softie sewing project is a lovely one for a beginner. You can vary the size of your Scotties. Blow up our template and cut out a really large one to make a cushion, use a tiny Scottie to hang on a keychain, or something in between!

Felt Star Softie Craft

Felt Star Softie Craft

Cut, decorate, stitch and stuff this cute felt star softie - then display it proudly on the tree, or hang from a door-knob for some Christmas cheer!

Felt Toy Bat

Felt Toy Bat

This felt toy bat might look cute, but he is still a perfect craft for kids to make at Halloween!

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Felt Toy Cat

Felt Toy Cat

Who could resist this little Halloween cat? Make a collection of Halloween felt toys to keep him company!

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Felt Toy Ghost

Kids can have fun sewing their own felt toy ghost for Halloween!

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Felt Toy Jack O' Lantern

Felt Toy Jack O' Lantern

Here is an unusual Jack O' Lantern craft for Halloween, which will help the kids practise their sewing skills!

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Felt Toy Monster

Felt Toy Monster

Children will have great fun designing and sewing their own original felt monster toy - perfect for Halloween or any time of year!

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Fluffy Monster

Fluffy Monster

This little ball of fluff is actually a monster in disguise! It's a great monster craft idea for children who are learning to sew... the sewing bit doesn't take long and of course you can decorate your monster in all sorts of ways to give him or her real character!

Follow the Star!

Follow the Star!

This easy Christmas craft for kids can be adapted for all ages depending on dexterity.

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Horse Finger Puppet

Horse Finger Puppet

This lovely horse finger puppet is a good craft for older children as it requires some sewing skills and the parts are reasonably small. The finished puppet is lovely!

Ice Skate Bookmarks

These adorable ice skate bookmarks are an excellent winter or sports craft that help children practise their sewing skills. They make lovely little gifts, too, so why not make a batch?

Kangaroo Bag Craft

Kangaroo Bag Craft

Here's a fun kangaroo bag craft which kids can make out of felt. It's good sewing practise using simple techniques and they will be proud to show it off!

Ladybird Beanbag Craft

Ladybird Beanbag Craft

Here's a quick craft project to do with the kids. You'll need basic sewing skills to make this cute ladybird beanbag craft. And of course you can play with the beanbag when you've made it!

Make Beanbag Pancakes

Make Beanbag Pancakes

This craft does double duty, because not only will the kids enjoy helping you make a "stack" of these beanbag pancakes, but they can toss them and play with them in many ways later. Look at our Beanbag Games page for inspiration!

New Zealand Poi Craft

New Zealand Poi Craft

Poi are balls on strings that Maori women manipulate in a special dance with great skill. You can find out more about them on our New Zealand Poi page and watch a video which will show you all sorts of moves you can practise when you have made your own poi!

Owl Phone Case Craft

Owl Phone Case Craft

Please somebody make me one of these! What better way for the children to practise their stitching than on one of these adorable owl phone case holders, made with felt, buttons and a little love. Perfect as a gift for mother or granny or a favourite auntie, perhaps?

Pair of Hand Warmers

Pair of Hand Warmers

Let children practice their sewing skills to produce this practical gift! While this craft will require some adult supervision, all that is needed is a simple blanket stitch that even the young children can try (ours was done by Jack age 5).

Panda Bag Craft

Panda Bag Craft

Here's an easy sewing project for kids - who will be thrilled to show off such a cute and useful bag as the finished result!

Pumpkin Bag

Pumpkin Bag

This cute little pumpkin bag is simply made with felt and ribbon, but it is good sewing practise for beginners. Use it for storing your Halloween treats or perhaps for giving a Halloween gift...

Pumpkin Collecting Pouch

Pumpkin Collecting Pouch

Try this Halloween craft for kids and make your very own collecting pouches for trick or treating!

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Rainbow Bag Tag

Rainbow Bag Tag

Hang this lovely rainbow bag tag from a satchel - or anywhere in a child's bedroom or playroom - and everyone's day will be brightened. It's a super starter sewing project for children.

Ribbon Fish Brooch

Ribbon Fish Brooch

Simple sewing skills and a few moments are required to turn out this pretty fish brooch. We've used a bright orange ribbon to make a goldfish for Chinese New Year, but of course you could use any colour.

Sock Owl Craft

Sock Owl Craft

This sock owl manages to be oh so cute and cuddly at the same time - and any child who makes this is sure to be thrilled with the result. Why not encourage the kids to make a whole parliament of owls and give some away to friends and family?

Sock Wolf

Sock Wolf

This adorable little "bean bag" wolf is made out of - you guessed it - an old grey sock! He's much too cute to throw around like a bean bag, though. Children will need simple sewing skills to make him.

Soft Toy Nessie

Soft Toy Nessie

The real Loch Ness Monster might be a little more scary than our cute Soft Toy Nessie!

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Strawberry Pincushion

Strawberry Pincushion

Our strawberry pincushion a very simple first sewing project, the stitches can not be seen on the finished item.  Makes a lovely gift for summer.

Tennis Ball Bean Bag

Tennis Ball Bean Bag

This tennis ball bean bag craft for kids is quick and easy to make, and fun to play with. Makes a good gift, too, perhaps for Father's Day?

Thistle Brooch

This simple felt sewing project produces a thistle brooch that any Scot would be proud to wear!

Our finished thistle brooch

Valentine Bag

Valentine Bag

Here's a really special recycling and sewing craft that results in a really special gift. We've themed ours for Valentine's Day but of course you could adapt this in many ways. Obviously much care and supervision is needed as this craft uses bleach.

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