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Gifts for Kids who Love To Sew (or want to learn)

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gifts for kids who sew There are lots of gift guides for people who sew and patterns to sew as gifts, but I had trouble brainstorming ideas for my nieces last holiday season when they said they wanted to sew. You’ll see what I sent them in a link below – and now this year I could browse stocking stuffer ideas for sewists because they’ve made several things since then!

I have a fun list of gift ideas for kids who love sewing and also kids who want to learn how to sew – please leave a comment if  you know of anything that would be a good fit! I get excited about more people, especially children, learning how to sew.

If you are looking more for project inspiration instead of gift ideas, check out these posts!

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Fun non toy gifts for kids who sew! Machine and hand sewing kits, books, beginner sewing supplies, and more inspiration for sewing kids or kids who want to learn how to sew. #giftguide #sewing #kidscrafts


Sewing Kits

A few of these are included, with even more options in this post specifically about sewing kits for children.

stuffed animal sewing kit


These patterns are so fun (I have sewn the penguin!); with several different stuffed animal sewing kits appropriate for older kids but straightforward with clear directions. These are for machine sewing.

felt animal hand sewing kits

These are all for hand sewing, super cute little felt animal kits!

cute felt kits to sew for kids


More hand sewing ideas, these felt craft kits for kids are so cute!


Owl softie kit* has a fun feature with the safety eyes – I have sewn this adorable owl and it’s very fun! This is for machine sewing.


A bright and fun dino softie kit*.


Very beginner softie kit*.




Please don’t buy one of those rinky-dink $30 “kid” sewing machines. They don’t work well and are a waste of money! Check your local store or Craigslist for a used machine, or spend a little more for a machine that can be used for years, like an entry-level Brother sewing machine*.

wool felt rainbow colors

A sewing machine isn’t necessary! Lots of projects can be hand-sewn, as opposed to using a machine. Felt is an amazing material to work with since it doesn’t fray and sews very easily – maybe buy them a wool blend felt pack from Benzie Designs. You can also stick to classic material and send a quilting cotton scrap pack from Hawthorne Threads. Scrap packs will give a lot of variety to work with, perfect for young imaginations.


My kids have these! Super cute little measuring tapes to use when sewing.

Another adorable option, I love that this one is handmade!

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I haven’t found a pre-packaged sewing kit that seems like decent quality, so make your own with some tiny scissors*, little, self-threading needles*  or larger needles* and some hand sewing/embroidery thread.


I have a ladybug version of this, it’s so cute! Send them a flower pincushion ring*.



A needle book is a fun thing to include – maybe a cutesy motif like this bear face needle book*.



Sewing books are a fun gift to give, full of promise and ideas – maybe you know someone who would like Project Teen*.

sewing school book review

For the younger kids, there is Sewing School. That link goes to my full review; you can see above what I sent my nieces along with the book!

There is also a quilt focused sewing school book, check out my review of it here!

If an e-book is more your style, check out Sew Together Grow Together. I wrote a review for that, as well! This e-book is specifically for hand sewing and geared at parents who don’t know how to sew, helping their kids.

You could also skip the book and give them the gift of time with you; Jennuine Life has a whole series on teaching kids to sew.

Did I miss anything that you’ve given or been gifted that would be good for this list? Leave a comment! Be sure to check out my other crafty gift guide for kids this year – Gift Ideas for Crafty Kids (without any crafty messes!).

Looking for gift ideas to give crafty kids, without the big mess? I have rounded up a bunch of non-messy arts and crafts supplies and kits, perfect for gift giving. Ideas for all ages!

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Monday 14th of November 2016

Great list! I would have picked the same books. My daughter has made some cute projects with those. Also, I hadn't thought of getting her Abby's Owl kit, but that seems like a great beginner gift idea!


Sunday 13th of November 2016

My daughter was 7 when she asked to make a quilt. She had read the quilt story so we went through fabric that I had left from crafts, some fabric that my mom had left. She very carefully used a ruler to mark where to cut, then cut them all out very carefully, and sewed them together with a little help. I still have the quilt. It's perfect


Saturday 12th of November 2016

Those snail tape measures are sweet! Here's something to add ... I saw them just the other week. Sewing themed flash drives - really cute!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Saturday 12th of November 2016

Those are adorable! Thanks for reading Sue!


Thursday 10th of November 2016

GREAT collection! Thanks a million for including my bear needle case. : D

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Saturday 12th of November 2016

Of course! Thanks Jenn!

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