My youngest daughter is artistic. Something she definitely didn’t get from me – at least not in the crafts department. She is turning nine in a few days and her one request for a birthday present is a sewing machine and some sewing patterns for beginners.
Now, I have a love-hate relationship with sewing. Technically I know how to sew and was taught by one of the best seamstresses I’ve ever known, my mother. She is ever so patient and a great teacher but I am a horrible student. I cannot sew a straight line to save my life! However, I do know how to sew on a button and hem pants by hand, so that’s something, right?
Thankfully, my husband and I are in this parenting-homeschool lifestyle together and he is a whiz on the sewing machine. He is actually amazing, which is perfect so he can teach my daughter too. In fact, my daughter told me “[I] should take lessons from Daddy with her!” Isn’t that sweet?!
Getting started with sewing
This year my daughter is getting her wish and has purchased a beginner sewing machine with her birthday money to get started. She has high hopes for her sewing skills to just take off like a wildfire, but I know she will need some guidance. So I started gathering some patterns for beginning sewers.
But before you crack open the sewing machine and patterns, make sure your child(ren) know the meaning of sewing terms they will use frequently. Better yet, incorporate it into your homeschool with this FREE Sewing Terminology Copywork Notebook.
Once you know the terms, you can check out some of these hacks to make your sewing experience even better and easier.
September is National Sewing Month! Teach your children to sew with these FREE sewing patterns for beginners.
Easy Tote Bag Pattern | Jennie Masterson
Easy to Make Thread Catcher – FREE Pattern | Sewing with Scraps
How to Make a Simple Skirt | I Can Sew This
Sew Pajama Shorts – Easy Project with FREE Pattern | Melly Sews
DIY Makeup Remover Wipes | AppleGreen Cottage
Magnetic Bookmark and Pen Holder Tutorial | Lorelei Jayne
Easy DIY Drawstring Backpack Sewing Tutorial | Orange Bettie
How to Make Pot Holders + Free Sewing Pattern | Sew Simple Home
Elastic Bowl Covers to Save Food – Beginner Sewing Projects | Beginner Sewing Projects
Drawstring Ditty Bag – FREE Pattern | Sewing with Scraps
Beginner Sewing: My First Tote Bag | Make Something
Beginner Friendly FREE Baby Sewing Patterns | Sweet Red Poppy
Archery Quiver – Free Sewing Pattern | Living the Craft Life
Hot Cold Bag Tutorial | Bee in My Bonnet
Hanging Dish Towel Pattern | Sew Simple Home
5 Minute Fabric Scrap Bookmark Sewing Tutorial (Perfect for Beginners or Kids) | Hello Creative Family
Easy Elastic Headbands | Sewtorial
DIY Envelope Cushion Covers in 10-Minutes | Treasurie
How to Sew a Pillowcase – 2 Ways | Made Everyday
Sleeping Bag for a Stuffed Animal | It’s Always Autumn
Handmade Cloth Napkins | Crafty for Home
Easy 10-Minute Reversible Placemat | Hello Creative Family
Sew a Handlebar Bag for a Kids Bike | Make It & Love It
Easy Peasy Doll Sleeping Bag | Kim Brancato
Don’t miss these Felt Crafts that include both sewing and no-sew options!
More FREE Sewing Patterns
Mermaid Stocking (Free Christmas Sewing Pattern) | Jennie Masterson
DIY Fabric Pumpkins (FREE Pattern) | Positively Splendid
Candy Corn Pillow With a FREE Sewing Pattern | Jennie Masterson
Santa Hat How To | Fleece Fun
Santa Suit Christmas Hand Towels | Crazy Little Projects
Holiday Plush Reindeer | The Ribbon Retreat
Sugar Cookie Sack | Celebrate Creativity
Christmas Treat Bags | A Homemade Living
Christmas Pom-Pom Twirly Skirt Tutorial | Bombshell Bling
How to Make a Christmas Pillowcase | Crazy Little Projects
Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.