Back to School Sewing Projects

Back to School Sewing Projects

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Below you’ll find a list of Back to School Sewing Projects that I’m sure will put a smile in your little ones (or even the ones that are not that little – my oldest is going to collage on the fall).

 

Back to School Sewing Projects

1. Clothes

There are tons of free sewing patterns & tutorials to sew kids clothes that are appropriate for school.  Jamie Sanders from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom created a very handy list of 23 FREE Multi-Sized PDF Patterns for School. Many of the patterns are from her website and they can be sewn as is or are you can modify them to fit your needs (and your kids’ preference).

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2.  Zipper Pencil Case

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If you have time for only one project… you should sew a zipper pencil case.  There are many free tutorials & patterns out there.  I like this one published by Craft Passion.  Check my Pinterest Board Zippered Bags: Ideas & Patterns for other options. Use your kid favorite fabric or fabric scraps.  These are very easy to sew!
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Back to School Sewing Projects

 

3. Backpack

A more ambitious project, but if you are up for it your kid is going to be very happy! They are very proud when they carry a backpack made by mom 🙂

I made Creeper, Panda, and Minion backpacks using Chris W Dawn and Dusk Pattern. The original size of this pattern is very small, but you can enlarge if you want. My Panda version was made with the original pattern.  For the Creeper and Minion versions, I enlarge the pattern 2 inches longer, 1 inch wider, and 1 inch deeper.

Sew Sweetness Cumberland Backpack or Edelweiss Bag Patterns are other great backpack patterns that you can use.

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4. Lunch Bag

Peas and Corn Lunch Bag, Olive Vanity Bag. I’ve also seen some lunch bags made with Lola handbag pattern. For lunch bag try to use waterproof fabric such as waterproof canvas.

Pattydoo has a FREE video tutorial for a simple lunch bag.  It is in German, but you can translate it.

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5. Zig-Zags

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I love these Zig-Zags pouches designed by Liz from Moments.  They are great for kids and teens and are fast and fun to make. A Great project to use your fabric scraps. These can be made from all fabrics. Obvious directional prints are not recommended since the pouches twist and turn. You can use it  for crayons, pencils, or even as  Eyeglass Case.

For a fun look, use nylon metallic zippers!

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6. Art Organizer

The zig-zags pouches are great for crayons or markers, but if your kid needs a larger organizer try Sew Sweetness Creative Makers Supply Cases or Ultimate Art Organizer sewing patterns.

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7. Gym Bag

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The Jeni Gym Bag by Katy Jones is the perfect size for a kid’s gym bag.  If your kid needs something larger (like my daughter – she goes to gymnastics practice after school)  try Sew Sweetness Emblem Duffel Bag.

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Back to School Sewing Projects

8. 3 Ring Binder Pouch

A 3 ring binder pouch is handy to keep pencils, markers, etc. organized.  It is a see-through pouch that your kids can keep in their binders. The rings can be adjusted as needed and it closes with a zipper.

For this project, you can feature your kid’s favorite fabric!

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Heart backpack free pattern

8. Heart Backpack

This cute Heart Backpack is a FREE Pattern that I’m sure every little girl will love.  I can see this backpack in red with a silver zipper 🙂

 

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I hope you find these patterns useful!

Happy Sewing,

Anabelle

 

Back to School Sewing Projects: FREE sewing patterns & Ideas

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