Summer vacation means lots of time for sewing! Some of my favorite items to sew are for kids as they usually take no time at all to whip up and can be made with the most adorable and fun fabrics! Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite free and/or inexpensive children's sewing patterns!
One of my favorite sources for kid's patterns is Sew Sweet Patterns (not sponsored in any way, I just like their patterns). The patterns are for beginner/moderate sewers and they often have sales. I've made two adorable patterns including my most recent project, a dress for my friend's daughter which could quite possibly be the cutest darn thing I've ever made! I used the Collette Dress pattern and coordinating fabric purchased from Hobby Lobby. I fell in love with the ruffle details on the front and on the sleeves!
I also made a sweet little girl's romper using another Sew Sweet pattern. The original pattern isn't listed on their page anymore but they have several other romper options.
One of my favorite free patterns for little boys is this toddler/baby necktie pattern from Kinzie's Kreations! It can easily be put on and taken off thanks to the velcro closure on the neck loop! The pattern comes with a few different size options, too.
For the babies, I've made a couple sets of knit leggings, bibs, and hats, all using free patterns. Knit fabric can be tricky to sew but there are lots of tutorials on Pinterest that explain how best to sew with knits! If knits are too intimidating, the bandana bib can be sewn using cotton fabric which is easier to work with.
The knotted hat pattern can be found here, the bandana bib pattern can be found here, and the baby leggings pattern can be found here. In addition to being free, I love these patterns because they are unisex (depending on the fabric choice), and can be whipped up really quickly. I've attended a few baby showers recently and have given these sets as gifts!
I'm always on the hunt for new patterns and projects to sew and have quite the collection of ideas on my Sew Cute Pinterest page! Come on over and find me there, too! Now, I'm off to start my next project!