35+ Cool Gifts to Sew for Kids

I love to sew but I’m always a bit scared about giving handmade gifts. What if my friends or family don’t think they’re up to scratch? Thankfully I have two people in my life that have always loved the things that I’ve made for them and that’s my kids. As a mum I also get a lot of pleasure in seeing my kids play with or wear stuff I’ve made for them and with that in mind I asked some of my fellow bloggers to share gifts to sew for kids that they’ve made and that have received a lot of love back! I hope it will inspire you to sew something as a present too!

Cool Gifts to Sew for Kids

A pillow your kids can colour in? Hello!! I Love this from Fab Kids.

I made these minion finger puppets for my son and they were super easy to do.

Buggy and Buddy’s felt toy stuffed letters will make learning how to spell much more fun!

This tooth fairy palace from Vicky Myers Creations will make loosing a tooth seem much nicer.

This tag blanket is fun for babies to play with and the secret bit to put in the middle makes it even more fun for them too!

Like most of his friends, my boy is obsessed with Batman. I know if I made him this upcycled Batman outfit from Red Ted Art he would love me forever!

A dress that looks like a bunny? This tutorial from Little Button Diaries is great, only issue is I want it in my size!

I adore this cute tooth fairy pillow tutorial from Buggy and Buddy.

Powerful Mothering’s fabric quiet book looks fantastic and (shhh!) there’s actually no sewing involved!

How cool is this tutorial from Danya Banya on how to make colour block Tshirts and dresses?!

This monster made by Betsy Finn looks lovely, how happy does her boy look with it!

Sabrina from Wolves in London has a great tutorial for making this gorgeous bib for when your baby is feeding!

This dribble bib was really quick to make and would make a great gift for a new mum too.

I love this tutorial from Kids Chaos on turning your kids drawings into a toy for them to play with!

Look We’re Learning have a great tutorial on how to sew a simple fleece blanket which is a great idea for the colder months.

This tea towel apron was a make inspired after I originally set fire to the tea towel! Oops! It was so quick and so loved by my son though that I don’t mind 🙂

Mother Natured has some free templates to share for her animal bean bags which her kids loved. Great for helping your kids to throw and catch too!

These reversible receiving blankets from Happy Hooligans look really easy to make and would be a lovely way to welcome a new little person into the world, while this vintage bunting blanket from The Gingerbread House looks gorgeous!

If your kids love crafting they’ll adore these durable craft aprons from Happy Hooligans which are made from old pairs of jeans!

If you’d like some blocks for your baby (or as a gift for a friend!) what could be better than these ones from Powerful Mothering sewn from old clothes. Wouldn’t it be great if all the relatives contributed something?!

Danya Banya shares loads of great ways to sew letters, perfect for making fabric birthday signs for your little ones!

I would love to receive this monster quilt from the Educators Spin On It and I know my son would too!

What little girl wouldn’t love this tutu from The Life of Jennifer Dawn?!

Co-ordinating outfits for a boy and girl? These from The Life of Jennifer Dawn are too sweet!

This steam train table tent from Craftulate would be super popular round here!

Craftulate’s simple bean bags would be a great way for beginners to sew something fun for their kids.

Red Ted Art shares how to make a pillowcase dress while Life As We Know It shares how to make some cool upcycled dresses that are super pretty!

Crafty Moms Share has a great tutorial for making a mermaids tail for your kids doll!

How adoreable is this fabric book from Vicky Myers Creations! It would make a gorgeous pressie for a newborn.

Minecraft fans would love this cushion cover inspired by it from Life As We Know It, or if you’re kids are into Mario how about this cool stuffed Goomba from The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock n Roll Mum?

These boys applique tshirts from The Gingerbread house are great, I love the dinosaur one!

This retro telephone soft toy from Little Button Diaries is just too cool!

Who wouldn’t want to receive these fab bird wings for dressing up from Little Button Diaries?

I hope these ideas of gifts to sew for kids inspire you to make something yourself, let me know how you get on! And if you love easy sewing tutorials be sure to follow my Pinterest board of sewing inspiration which is full of things like this!

Follow Kate Williams CraftsonSea’s board Sewing. Tutorials. Inspiration. on Pinterest.


  1. 6th November 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Thanks for featuring one of my projects – have Pinned!

    • 11th November 2014 / 8:29 pm

      Cheers Jenny, and thank you for letting me share!

  2. 9th November 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Some great ideas! I’ve made knitted dolls for nieces and nephews, been sewing play capes, made doll ring-slings and even hand embroidered and made a cottage with the three bears and goldilocks inside (that took forever!). I love making gifts for the children in my life, and so far, while they are still little, they are appreciated. Hopefully my skills will grow as the children do, so that my efforts will still be appreciated as they get older.

    • 11th November 2014 / 8:28 pm

      My goodness what an impressive list! I love the idea of the cottage x

  3. Kim Boehm
    23rd February 2017 / 3:32 am

    the same goes here..My little boy like superhero gifts, specially batman. I’ve been buying this stuff online.

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