Looking for some back to school sewing projects for your creative kid?
Here you’ll find plenty of DIY inspiration, back to school sewing ideas and sewing projects for school that’ll cover all the bases from easy to sew bags, handmade wardrobe ideas, teacher’s wardrobe projects, easy accessories to sew and some fun things to boot.
Let’s be real. Sometimes back to school can be a little hectic. All the rushing around getting things together can get a little stressful, especially when you’ve got multiple kids with different needs. Sewing up a project like one of these can be a welcome break in the chaos.
Pick a couple of these back to school sewing projects and work through them on your own or with your child for some quality time before the school bus rolls around.
So sharpen your pencils, and let’s explore some fun sewing projects for back to school.
Back to school sewing projects
Find some quick and easy sewing projects for school that'll help you and your kids get the school year started right. Pick your favorites off this list and take some time in the before school rush to spend some quality time sewing simple handmade bags, easy handmade wardrobe ideas, fun accessories to sew and even teacher's wardrobe ideas.
It's probably impossible to have too many zippered bags, and thankfully, you can make these simple zipper bags in no time. Make a pencil pouch like this to keep school supplies in order in bright happy fabrics that your kids will love to pull out of their bags.
If you have kids in sports, you needed this easy DIY drawstring backpack like yesterday. Sew your own with this sewing tutorial and survive soccer season! Even if you're just getting started sewing, you'll love how easy it is to make a simple drawstring backpack for your kids' sports gear, gym class essentials, pool must-haves, sleepover needs and more.
Do you remember covering your textbooks in school with brown paper bags? This is much better! Learn how to make a fabric notebook cover and how to make a notebook for any of your kids' books. With a built-in bookmark and fabric that'll make them smile, they're sure to love their reading more with these.
Drawstring bags are such an easy sewing project for beginners. Learn how to make a drawstring bag with this simple drawstring bag tutorial. This might be the most versatile thing a beginner sewer can make! This back to school sewing project is perfect for storing lunch items, bringing show and tell items and more.
Library days need a reading pillow like this! With lots of pockets for notebooks, pens and of course room for a good book and a handle to carry, any kid can make a cozy reading nook anywhere. This is a great project to sew with your kids.
Raise your hand if you've ever had a tough time finding belts for your kids that were the right size (my arm's falling off over here). Learn how to make a fabric belt from fun fabric your child will love that'll actually fit their pants too!
Elizabeth Farr is the writer behind the Elizabeth Made This blog where she shares helpful sewing tips, step by step sewing tutorials and videos to help you explore your creativity through sewing. She has written sewing Eguides and patterns, been a featured teacher at Rebecca Page’s Sewing Summit and Jennifer Maker’s Holiday Maker Fest and her work has appeared in Seamwork and Altered Couture magazines. She also created a line of refashioned garments for SEWN Denver. When her sewing machine isn’t humming, she’s playing and teaching violin, and hanging around a good strategic board game with her husband and 4 kids.