Ultimate List of 36 Awesome Children’s Gifts to Sew

Need inspiration for sewing gifts for children? I’ve compiled this list of 36 amazing ideas for you! There are projects for every sewing skill level on this list. You’re sure to find something for every child. And the best part- all the links are for free tutorials or patterns.

Cozy Favorites to Snuggle In

1.) Reading Pillow from The Happiest Camper

Fill the pockets with children’s books and this is a lovely gift every child will enjoy. Depending on books and fabric used it’s suitable for all ages.

2.) Classic Pajama Pants

Free Tutorial for sizes from 6 months to 7 years by Made by Marzipan.

3.) Snuggie– Love it or Hate it- There’s no denying they are comfy. Here is a free Snuggie Sewing pattern.

4.) Foot Pocket Blanket. Tired of your feet poking out of blankets? Solve that with a Blanket with a Foot Pocket by the Crafty Blog Stalker. It’s all about the fabric choice for these when making for children.

5.) Planket. What’s a Planket you ask? Well, Blanket + Pillow= Planket. Free Tutorial by Positively Splendid Here.

6.) Quilt + Pillow= Quillow. Check out the simple tutorial by Ribbon Retreat.

7.) Pillowcase. A popular “burrito-style” pillowcase tutorial by The Seasoned Homemaker

8.) Bean Bag Chair. Kids will love to have this awesome Bean Bag Chair in their own little nook. Project and free tutorial by Project Nursery.

Time for Dress Up Fun!

9.) Dragon Costume. Dress up is not just for Halloween- sew up this fun dragon costume by hacking a sweatshirt! Free tutorial by Swoodson Says

10.) Superhero Cape. Dress up as your favorite superhero! Tutorial by Crazy Little Patterns.

11.) More Superhero Capes! And this family superhero version by Thread Riding Hood.

12.) Dino-tail. Know a dinosaur lover? Enchant them with this easy wearable Dinosaur Tail by Running with Scissors at Projects by Jess.

13.) Viking Hat. How cute is this hat? Check it out along with many other styles for free here at Fleece Fun.

14.) Dinosaur Hat. You can draft your own pattern with free instructions from Stitched by Crystal.

15.) Simple hooded bath towel with this free tutorial by Home Made Easy.

16.) A Fox Hooded Towel for the more ambitious, a free pattern available at Rebecca Page Patterns.

17.) Aprons. For the budding chefs how about their very own apron? Check it out here by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. It comes in three sizes Toddler/ Tween/ Adult so everyone can have one!

Toys for Imaginative Play

18.) Toy From Drawing. What child wouldn’t love a stuffed toy made from their own drawing? Instructions for a DIY here by Sum of Their Stories.

19.) Toy parachutes are an easy way to use up fabric scraps and are so fun for kids to play with! Check out these two versions from Kiwico & Blessings Overflowing.

20.) Doll clothes are always a hit! Use up some scraps with the free patterns by Sew Simple Home for Cabbage Patch Clothes.

21.) Animal hand puppets out of felt! So many opportunities for imaginative play! From Make It Love It.

22.) Finger Puppets. Only have a little bit of felt on hand? No problem! Why not make these adorable little finger puppets? Tons of patterns to choose from Felt With Love Designs.

23.) Folding Car Play Mat House. Feeling ambitious? This folding car play mat house is an amazing idea and little boy approved for sure. My son has been begging me to make it since he saw the picture. By Cook Clean Craft.

24.) Car Play Mat. All car lovers would appreciate this DIY felt car play mat from The Shabby Creek Cottage.

25.) Fleece Snowballs! All the fun of a snowball fight with none of the cold from Rust and Sunshine. (Especially helpful for your Florida relatives).

26.) A Baby doll bedding set for your doll lover is sure to win you tons of smiles. Free tutorial by The Crafting Nook.

27.) Flying Squirrel plushie. Free pattern by While She Naps.

28.) Stick Horses/ Hobby Horses. Check out the free pattern by Hopeful Homemaker to make these easy felt horse heads for cheap. Sure to get the kids galloping around the place.

Fun & Games

29.) Snakes and Ladders Quilt. This is a next level play mat that you will love to play with.

30.) Quilted Tic Tac Toe Game. Another quilted game board that is lovely and a great toy to take with you on trips.

31.) Bean Bags. Simple fleece bags filled with beans and a handy basket turn into fun for hours.

32.) Card Holder. This Kitty Card Holder for playing card games keeps all your cards organized and away from prying eyes. Detailed tutorial by Sew Can She.

Where to put the toys?

33.) Drawstring Backpack. Kids will enjoy stuffing their backpacks full of their treasures. Tutorial by Craft Passion.

34.) Crayon Roll. Roll up crayons and keep them handy for trips or everyday artistic inspiration with this tutorial by Skip to my Lou.

35.) Pencil Roll. For the grown up kid by My Poppet. 10 minute tutorial.

36.) Play Tent. Kids can fill this collapsible frame fabric play tent with treasures. Tutorial includes instructions for the wood frame as well, by Make it Love it.

Whatever gift you choose to sew for the special children in your life, they are sure to love it. Your handmade gift will be treasured and appreciated.

Happy Holidays!

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Christine from That Sewing Life

Hi, I’m Christine!  My goal is to help you sew something awesome- even if you have no time.  Just one step at a time and anything is possible!