Send your kids to school in style this year and with a little extra love in their pocket! These 10 DIY sewing projects for back to school include something for everyone!
10 Back to School Sewing Ideas
After the summer break, it is time to start a new year at school. Kids get to meet their friends again, get to know new teachers and have exciting new stationery and books.
And let's be honest, who can resist the smell of new books and the chance to have brand new school supplies? But, you don't need to buy everything already made. You can turn this process even more fun by crafting your own items.
Idea 1: Zipper Pouches
Pouches are perfect for carrying almost anything, from pens and pencils up to any other kind of personal items. You can create fun pattern pouches to your kids so that they can have personalized items for school.
You can also consider adding a customized label with your kid's name, making it easier to find in case it goes missing. Here are some ideas for custom labels.
Idea 2: Bookmarkers
School books might not always be fun, but you can bring a little more joy with these cute cat-shaped bookmarkers. You can choose other shapes you kid might prefer, such as hearts, stars, or other animals.
A super simple, no sew craft idea that is perfect for any school age child!
Idea 3: Personalized Book Bag
Sew a personalized bag and add your kid's initials to it. It is super cute, fun, and you will be sure no one will take it by mistake! These bags are perfect for carrying almost anything and can be used not only for school days.
Idea 4: Personalized notebook covers
When you get to your favorite stationery store, it is almost inevitable to want to buy everything. But the downside is that everyone will probably have the same stuff at the classroom.
So, with these personalized notebook covers, it is the perfect chance to stand out. They are cute and unique! You might even make some of them to your kid's friends; they will undoubtedly love it!
Idea 5: Pencil case
This case is perfect for storing all your kid's colored pencils, separated by color. Easy to use and carry every day to school. This case might also be cool to store some makeup brushes, in case you want to also have something for yourself. (No one will judge you!)
Customize the fabric, ribbon or leather, and buttons for your child's personality! This is perfect for boys and girls!
Idea 6: Small items pouch
Some things are just too small to store it in bigger bags. A small pouch might be an excellent solution for your kid not lose anything at school.
You can personalize according to your preferences, such as adding flowers, letter initials or anything else you see fit. Super easy to sew, it will probably not take more than 30 minutes for you to make it!
Idea 7: Cord Keeper
No one likes messy cables. If your kid has to carry chargers or earphones, you can sew them a lovely cord keeper.
All you will need is a piece of fabric, buttons, or tape. You might want to add a medium weight interface or cardboard to give some stiffness to the cord keeper.
Idea 8: Cute DIY Keyring
Keyrings are the perfect decoration for keys or bags. A lovely homemade keychain could bring summer memories throughout the entire year.
Add some colorful ribbons and beads to your keyring, or any other summer-related decoration you prefer. Give a visit to your local craft shop and have some fun!
Idea 9: Lunch bag
Some kids don't like to carry lunch bags, but you can make it more fun for them.
Ask your little ones to help you find the perfect fabric pattern and engage them in the process of creation. They will, for sure, take this project as their own and carry it proudly at school.
Idea 10: Cute small toys
Depending on the age of your child, a set of cute finger animals can be super fun!
They can play with their friends during the class break or at home. You can use colorful felt fabric to create any of your kid's favorite animals!
These were the 10 projects for your kids to go to school in style! They will not only be fun to make but will also help you save some money.
We all know how it can be expensive to send the kids to school with all the supplies needed.
I already have my favorite projects, what about you? I would love to know your favorite ones in the comments!
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About the Author:
Annabelle Short is a professional seamstress of more than 7 years. She’s also very active in the crafting community. Annabelle is a mother of two. She homeschools her son with autism. When not working, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits.