Simple Sewing Patterns for Kids

In keeping with my theme from yesterday’s post, I thought today I’d share a few of my favorite simple sewing patterns for kids for anyone wanting to get their feet wet in the sewing pool. These are all patterns I own, most of which I have sewn multiple times and come together fairly quick.


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I mentioned Dana  yesterday and with good reason. The First Day Dress was the first article of clothing I ever made. I chose to make the A-line dress first, it looked to be the simplest and it was a great first project. It was very easy to make and although it took me a few hours the first time, I was being extra careful to read and reread the instructions for each step multiple times before completing it, it gave me the confidence to try sewing other clothing items. My second being the swing dress of the same pattern. As I said yesterday, Dana takes great care in providing very clear instructions and beautiful pictures for each step, which is great for beginners. This circle skirt tutorial is another simple sew and perfect for girls who love to twirl.


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Violette Field Threads is my go to for adorable girl sewing patterns. Just browsing their site makes me want to make each and every outfit for Brynlee, they are all darling. And truth be told, I probably own about 70% of their girls sewing patterns, I just need to get my booty in gear and make them all! The Hope Dress is a beautiful dress, designed for a beautiful cause, you can see the one I made here. Not only is the dress reversible (I mean, how fun is that) but it can be made in less than an hour. Its the perfect summer dress or can be layered over long sleeves and paired with tights as the cooler weather sets in.


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The Lola Top is another great one from Violette Field Threads that can be made in just around an hour. It’s super cute and Brynlee always gets tons of compliments whenever she wears hers. Here is just one of the ones I’ve made for her.


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I mentioned Kate yesterday too and it’s easy to see why with this pattern. The Recess Raglan is a great beginner pattern and perfect for this time of year. It has multiple sleeve length options and Kate offers additional add-ons/hacks free on her blog.


Here’s a picture of the one I made Brynlee last year out of a quilted heart sweatshirt fabric I found at Joann’s. I sized up so she could layer it over a shirt and it worked perfect for her all winter long!

I hope you’ll try out one of these patterns and let me know how you like it! What are some of your favorite patterns?

Happy Sewing!

xo, Cassidi


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