Sewing tutorials for all ages! Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been sewing all your life, there’s something here for everyone. Anyone can sew!
I live in Silicon Valley, California with my husband Mike and our four kids, who are 8, 7 (today!), 5, and 2 years old. I love crafts of any kind, and so do my kids! I don’t sew as much as I would like to, because this is what sewing looks like with four kids, although it is getting easier as they get older! Today I am also sharing this site’s sewing tutorials – there is something for all ages and abilities!
Here are some sewing projects from this site that you might enjoy:
General sewing tutorials
- Weighted Blanket (this site’s most popular post of all time)
- How to sew pleated face masks
- Messenger bag sewing tutorial – so you can make one just like the one I am giving away
- 10-minute camera or cell phone case – with a wrist strap port
- Simple laptop sleeve
- A slightly fancier laptop sleeve
- Apron from a shirt and a sheet
- Jeans makeover to door draft blocker
- Jeans makeover to hot/cold pack
- Christmas stockings
- Easy cloth napkin sewing tutorial
Children’s Toys Sewing Tutorials
- Mini busy book – bear’s house
- No-melt snowballs
- DIY juggling balls
- Felt astronaut and his space shuttle
- Felt gnome and house
- Felt shoulder bag
- Baby doll carrier tutorial
- Felt doll bag
- Easy 18-inch doll shirt tutorial and pattern
- Easy-sew bean bags
- Very easy little teddy bears
- Uglydoll-inspired softie
- Barbie sleeping bags
- Jeans makeover to child’s handbag
- Crayon roll
- Doll bed
- Doll clothes
- Color-Me Heart Friends
- Felt dragon toy sewing pattern
- Felt doll
- Felt alien
Children’s clothing sewing tutorials
- Easy overalls to dress sewing tutorial
- Tunic Sewing Pattern
- 15-minute Cinderella gown – perfect for dress-up
- Little Red Riding Hood Costume
- King Costume
- How to make a felt crown
- Winter Toddler dress
- Child’s coat
- Very simple baby shoes
- Quick & easy preschool skirt
- Fleece pants for kids
- Turn a shirt into toddler shorts
- Princess shoes
- Cloth baby wipes
Easy Sewing Machine Projects
I have made these projects with my kids – check out my rules for kids using sewing machines.
- Felt bags – can also be hand sewn; includes free template
- Patchwork doll quilt
Hand-sewn projects – great for kids who want to sew:
From stuffed animals to felt food to simple ornaments, you’re bound to find a beginner hand sewing project your kid will love in this post!
Not tutorials, but interesting sewing projects
I also have a cute, free doll crochet pattern, plus a free pattern for overall shorts for the same doll.
What do you love to sew?
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
114 thoughts on “Anyone Can Sew! Sewing Tutorials For All Ages”
I’ve always loved the way you encourage your kids to be creative and sew. Thanks for all the links!
I’m glad you liked this post :)
I honestly do not sew, but my youngest daughter is starting to learn. I’d use the bag for my crochet projects. Always need places to carry my yarny fun around. Thanks participating and I look forward to checking out the tutorials for my daughter!
I love to sew quilts for family and friends.
this would be my library tote for sure
I like making small projects, like wallets and bags.
I love to sew quilts, though softies and other things are great too! And this bag would be great for laptops, and lugging stuff to//from the office. Thanks!
Working on a baby quilt, a boy quilt, and crocheted flag afghan.
I would like this bag! I make tote bags, but nothing like this! Or I quilt!
I’m pretty new but I love trying to learn to make pouches and hopefully move up to totes and bags! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love sewing dresses!
I usually sew quilts, but am starting to try other things. Sewing a garment might even be one of my New Year’s resolutions – gasp!
I love to sew bags and tablet cases. I’m not great at it, but I’m learning.
This is awesome! My girls want to learn to sew; they took a class but are not that proficient and I think they will be more motivated when they find a project they want to make … like the messenger bag!
It’s all about finding the right project!
Kids clothes mostly but some quilts and other things too. I enjoy making things to be used and loved.
I do love to sew! It keeps me sane. Quilts, some bags, presents for friends and family…generally not clothing though. A seamstress I am not. Thanks!
I love to sew for other people. But I plan to get back to sewing for myself in 2015. The messenger bag would make a great commuting bag. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love to sew anything that makes others happy…
I love to sew bags and pouches. I’d love to learn how to do garments for myself though.
I would use this tote for road trips. I’m always searching for a bag to put last minute items in to have in the front seat with me.
Awesome giveaway! Your bag looks beautiful! I belong to a few quilting groups, do BOMs at two of my LQS and would love to have this as a new project bag.
Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.
I love sewing clothes for my family, quilts and bags! I would love to use this messenger bag for my new electronics I got for my birthday! thank you!
I love sewing quilts
My daughter needs a new bag to carry her belongings on the bus with her to work every day!
I love to sew quilts and small projects.
I am strictly a quilt maker.
I love to sew small quick projects and stuff for my kids.
I love quilting and making dresses!
I love to sew for my kids!
I wish I had more time to sew! I love sewing items for my kids or family to enjoy. We are teaching J how to sew (he wants to make a Santa suit), so I’ll definitely bookmark this post for sure!
I love to sew quilts and bags. Hoping to add garments to the list next year.
I love sewing bags and toys for my kids!
I love to sew quilts. I am a great admirer of beautiful handmade bags, and I love the one shown here – which I could probably never manage to make! Happy holidays!
I love to sew kids items. Clothes, toys, boo boo buddies.
I love to sew quilts. Thanks for all the great tutorial links :)
I love making bags and quilts!
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Your messenger bag is so much fun. I love that you have organized so many tutorials across skill levels. I can’t wait to try some out!
I use to sew but have not in forever. I need to do it again.
I love to sew clothing for myself and my kids
I love to sew clothes for my little sisters & their dolls!
I like making mini quilts.
Ditto for me, I love making quilts and zippered pouches. I’d use the messenger bag for jury duty next week- 2 full days in the courthouse- but it probably won’t get here in time!
I like making quilts the most. Zip pouches are also fun and easy to make!
I’d either use it for work or for carrying stitching projects.
I love to sew purses and toys for my kids. Thanks!
I make quilts, tote bags and zipper pouches and other things for others…. One day I’ll make something for me!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I am a quilter and three dimensional sewing scares me. I’d love to have a bag.
Very sweet bag! I would use it for a library bag.:) Thanks for a great giveaway!
I love to sew dolls and for my daughter.
I love to sew quilts!
Right now I’m concentrating on learning to quilt. Bags are certainly on my radar – they make such cute gifts and are very useful. Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail
I love to sew anything and everything. Sewing makes me happy. Thank you so much for your giveaway.
Lately, my favorite thing to sew is clothing for my daughter (almost 2y)
I am a quilter and my favourite quilts to make are for my family to enjoy! Merry Christmas!
l am just learning sewing and quilting this year-taking classes at my local quilt shop. I hope to learn how to make bags and totes next year.
I sew a lot of clothes, crafts and projects, I also love to sew quilts.
I love making quilts and children’s clothes
That is such a cute bag….I love making quilts and lately, zippy pouches!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com
I am not a purse person, but I am a mobile crafter so I would house my current WIP in this beautiful bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
-CaLynn (hoopla ((at)) thecrafties ((dot)) com)
I love to sew baby gifts- bibs, embroidered onesies. Mamas usually appreciate something handmade and I like quick project that doesn’t stay on my sewing machine for months :).
I love to make quilts…all sizes from mini’s to kings.
i will be learning how to sew dresses for my daughters pow wow regalia. i would use this bag for my crochet items.
I make quilts, and making gifts
I like to sew for charity events….like dresses for orphans in Africa. I would use this bag to take my crocheting with me when I go to appts, sporting events, etc..
Well if the granddaughters don’t claim it first…….yeah I probably won’t get a chance to use it, but they will love it. I love sewing bags myself.
I love to sew skirts.
This is rapidly becoming the most coveted bag in the blogosphere! :) I sew straight lines occasionally – to let out hems, turn flared trousers into skinnies, or to make blackout curtains. And wow, if I won your bag I’d carry it everywhere!
I love to sew small quilts and table runners for other folks.
I love to sew bags and pouches and other containers.
What a great round up of your sewing posts! I envision it to become very popular :)
I just received a new laptop. I’d love to use this bag for storage. Thanks!
I love to sew skirts or dresses for my girls because they want to wear them all the time!
I would live to win this bag! Such nice fabric! I love making bags myself. I make a lot for gifts, but sometimes make one for myself.
I love to sew quilts. I have a stack of them in the family room, but still want to make more.
I like to sew things for my two little girls!
I like to make small household projects – things like tea towels, pillows, potholders, etc. They seem less daunting than big projects, and more forgiving than clothing.
Im a quilter:) I love handmade bags though!!
Right now I am really enjoying making clothing for my daughters american girl doll.
I love to make quilts.
Congratulations, Sallie, you won this giveaway! Emailing you now.
I love to sew bags and pouches – anything where I can mash up some different fabrics close to each other.
I love sewing garments for my 8 great nieces and nephews. I love to sew baby blankets and placemats and pillows and table runners
HI ! I’m not sure if I did Rafflecopter correct, but nonetheless…I wanted to tell you THANK YOU for all the great tutorials! What a gift right there! I’m learning to sew zipper pouches and PJ pants in flannel.
I would use the bag to take things back/forth from work.
I mostly quilt but I am trying to teach myself to sew bags and totes and such. Always nice to find a good tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love to sew kids garments
I like to sew pretty things for my three girls! Love the bag! I would probably use it to tote my things to church. :)
I love sewing blankets, lap quilts and clothes
I love to sew pajamas!
I love to sew quilts, especially for babies, and I’ve tried a couple of tote bags and zippered pouches. Thanks for the giveaway – your messenger bag is much more stylish than the plain black nylon one I usually carry to work, so I’d love to dress up my look a bit with it!
I love to sew quilts best and also sew clothes and pillow covers with a bag tossed in here and there.
we just had baby#6 and I could reaaaalllly use a new purse/”diaper bag”/stuff bag!!!!
I enjoy sewing smaller quilted projecys.
I normally sew clothes!
I love sewing quilts and skirts for my kids.
I love to sew dress up clothes, costumes, clothes, random toys or stuff. Right now I’m working on 3 different Bible covers.
I’m following you on Instragram, but I may not have put in the correct username because I’m too lazy to look it up. Isn’t that horrid of me?
I love to sew kid’s clothing.
I love sewing quilts, and kid stuff–clothes, toys, etc.
i love to sew for my 5 girls! thanks for the chance to win!
I love to sew quilts and bags.
I love to sew quilts and clothes, when I can squeeze a spare moment into my day. I would use the bag to carry sketch books.
I love quilts and bags because they are great gifts.
This bag is absolutely terrrific! I would use to carry around all my papers I need to grade!
This bag is absolutely terrific!
I love to sew garments. I could use this tote to take along my projects for my sewing socials.
I enjoy sewing quilts and household items for family.
I would give this bag to my 5 yr old, who loves toting around her baby doll clothes and stuff. As for sewing, I have been sewing for so long that I really don’t have a favorite. I’m not afraid to try new things, and to fail as said things, and while I have some patterns that I’ve made many times, I’m always on the look out for different ideas.
i love to quilt! and make gifts for friends
I love to sew lap quilts :)
I love to sew skirts for my “waaaay to tall and skinny to fit your department store clothes” daughter …I would love to use the bag to take my writing supplies with me when I go to Starbucks (yes, I’m that person). Thanks for the chance!
I love to sew clothing for my family and myself and various tote bags
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I love to sew things for other people. I love to sew things in general but when there is nothing like the joy in giving. This means I don’t make many things for myself. So if I won your great bag I’d use it because I think it looks lovely.
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