Summer vacation is officially here in our neck of the woods. And if you’ve still got kids at home you’re probably looking for things to keep them busy. Or maybe you’re also looking for ways to teach kids or grandkids or any sewing beginner some new skills? Sewing is a fun project to tackle in the summer. I’ve put together a list of 12 simple sewing projects to teach a beginner how to sew.
This post is sponsored by Baby Lock Sewing Machines. I have been working with Baby Lock Sewing Machines as an ambassador for over 5 years now and continue to be impressed by every machine I’ve used!
I created a list of 12 perfect simple sewing projects for kids or any beginner to learn how to sew. I tried to come up with a wide variety of projects that would both teach a range of different skills, as well as provide a assortment of project ideas to pique someone’s interest.
Hopefully that gives you a simple variety of ideas without being too overwhelming. If you are planning to teach one of these projects, I would recommend making at least one prototype yourself just so that you have experience and confidence. Last thing we want is for new recruits (aka budding, beginning sewists) to feel frustrated.
You can find more inspiration for sewing with kids this summer from Baby Lock’s Summer School projects.
Another great resource is Nancy Zieman’s book I Sew For Fun projects, supplies, and TV Series. I really love Nancy’s approach to making sewing positive and fun for new beginners.
If you’re also looking to buy a sewing machine, I have a post here with tips to help you find just the right machine for your budget and skill level. Baby Lock has a fantastic collection of Beginner Level machines called the Genuine Collection.
You can read more about the Genuine Collection in my post about choosing a sewing machine or at any local Baby Lock retailer.