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Fabric Crafting for Kids

fabric crafting for kids

Kids love fabric, and it makes an excellent craft medium – and you can get them started with a few scraps – you may recognize most of the ones in the bin above from Johnny’s king costume and the girls’ butterfly costumes! Four-year-old Lily plays with this little bin of scraps several times a week – sorting them, taping pieces together, pretending that small pieces are people – the possibilities are endless!

Most people think of felt for kid crafting; this post is about fabric projects that don’t involve felt (although long-time readers will know that I adore felt). I thought this would be a fun way to branch outside of the standard felt projects for other ideas of ways kids can get involved with fabric crafting.

Here are a few fabric crafting projects my kids made entirely on their own:

The kids made these projects with help from me

These projects were mostly made by me, but the kids love playing with/wearing/using them:

Want to sew with your kids but don’t know much about sewing? Here are some basic sewing tips that can help you get started!

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This is day four of the Ultimate Guide to 50 Craft Materials Linky! Click on the link to see the full schedule at Craftulate.

Have a (non-felt – that will be covered on a different day) fabric craft to share? I hope you’ll link up below!

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

18 thoughts on “Fabric Crafting for Kids”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    Love that beautiful picture of fabric scraps! No wonder Lily enjoys having a play with them. :)

  2. I am amazed how crafty you and your children are. We are just now branching into sewing, but so far daughter has not been terribly interested. This is a great round up of your fabric ideas.

    1. Thanks, Natalie! It’s really interesting how in-born interests seem to be. Out of my parents’ ten kids, I was the only one who ever got into crafting, so I guess I got the gene for it – and passed it on to my kids :)

  3. Emma @ P is for Preschooler

    So many fun ideas! I’m not much of a sewer (or a sewer at all!) but I love the idea of giving the kids fabric scraps and seeing what they come up with!

  4. As much as I love my kiddo’s school, I feel like they don’t do enough of these crafts that I wish they would. I’m all about mixed media, not just paper and glue and paint.

    1. Hi Trixi,

      Sorry about that – the code got corrupted somehow. I fixed it, and you should be able to link up now. Thanks for letting me know!

  5. I love fabric too! I’ve just put a bunch up – a mix of kids clothes and crafts. My kids use scrap fabric for random dress ups all the time. I could add a bunch more appliqued kids clothes, but I don’t want to clog up your linky. :)

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