Whether you’re sewing for a boy or girl, finding sewing patterns that extend into the later elementary-early tween years can be difficult. Difficult but not impossible. If you’re looking for sewing patterns for tweens, here are a few places to get your started.
Back-to-School Sewing Patterns
Do you sew something special for Back-to-School? Whether they’ve already started back or the first day is right around the corner you can make them feel extra loved, by sewing up one (or more) of these 20+ Free Back-to-School sewing patterns.
20+ Back-to-School Sewing Patterns
15 Create Patch Ideas
Holes in clothes don’t have to destine the garments to the trash. Patches are back and cooler than ever!
See all 15 Creative Patch Tutorials over at Nap-Time Creations.
25+ Spring Sewing Projects
It’s time to get your Spring sewing on! Check out these 25 Spring Sewing tutorials for babies and kids. I dare you not to be inspired!
Super Hero Capes for Suckers and Cake Pops
Do you have a super hero lover in your midst? These quick and easy cake pop cakes would be a darling edition to your next super hero party (or use them for suckers for an every day treat)!
Get the free super hero cape embroidery file and learn how to make the cute capes from Under the Blue Umbrella.
Free Backpack Sleeping Bag Pattern
I cannot get over how stinking adorable this kiddo backpack sleeping back is! This would be such a fun gift idea.
Get the FREE backpack sleeping bag pattern from Fleece Fun!
Free Floppy Bunny Pattern
Ready to sew up some sweet handmade spring gifts? This one highlights your most adorable scraps and is easy enough for beginning sewists! A little applique makes it perfectly snuggle-able.
Run over and grab the FREE downloadable floppy bunny sewing pattern and tutorial at The Sewing Loft!
Sew a DIY Heating Pad
I can’t even come up with an exhaustive list of reasons to make these as gifts. SO MANY REASONS! Heating pads are useful as is but by virtue of the fact that you’re most likely to use one when you’re not feeling so great, this is the PERFECT reason to use your cutest prints and remind someone that you care about them! Family members, bestie friends, teachers and other caregivers could all use the little warm snuggle from these.
Run over to Sew Can She for the full tutorial!
DIY Backpack Tutorials
Store bought backpacks never last the entire year! Why not sew one yourself? There are so many great DIY backpack tutorials and they provide a wonderful way to show off your favorite fabrics or themes!
Check out these 20+ DIY Backpack tutorials.
Fabric Scrap Placemats
Ever wonder what to do with all of those fabric scraps you’re “saving” for a special project? Sew up your novelty, fabric scraps to make a set of quilted I-spy place mats. These fun, quilted mats will keep the kids busy while you make the finishing touches on lunch or dinner. Head over to Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts for the tutorial!