Going back to school and starting a new school year is such an important time. Remember that proud and slightly teary feeling we all get each year as our kids head off to their new classroom. You can make your little girls feel special by sewing them something new for this memorable day. Here are 10 of my favorite back to school sewing ideas for girls.
All of these patterns are really easy to sew and most importantly, they are super comfortable and great for playing in.
My daughter, who is 6 years old, picked these as her favorites. All kid approved!
Back to School Sewing Ideas for Girls
Easy Elastic – The Anna Dress
This has been one of my daughter’s favorites for the last couple of years. The elastic neck means she can easily great herself dressed in it – usually feet first instead of over her head.
No buttons, zippers or anything tricky.
The version with the border is great for showcasing a bright contrasting fabric. You can also add lots of interesting trims like ric-rac and pom poms at the bottom or sleeve hems.
2. Jump for Joy – The Charlotte Pattern
The Charlotte dress is so comfortable and is designed to be sewn from your favorite stretch. It works with sweatshirt fabrics and thinner knits such as jersey.
3. Trendy and Cute – Tshirt Pattern
There are so many boring t-shirts in the stores, why not make your own for something unique and appealing.
4. Simple Skirt – Simone Pattern
This easy pattern has only 2 pattern pieces making it quick to sew. Use your favorite knit fabric from designers such as Riley Blake, Kaufman or Art Gallery.
5. Trendy and Warm – The Ursula Sweater Pattern
What school outfit is complete without a sweater as we move into the cooler weather. The Ursula sweater is really cute with its asymmetrical hem and is great for adding your favorite quilting cotton as the ruffle. This is an easy knit fabric project for even beginners.
6. Cozy Hoods – The Bluebell Dress
This has been a constant girls favorite since it was released 4 years ago. It is great for sweatshirt weight fabrics and is easy to make with its raglan sleeves.
7. Boho Chic – The Florence Dress
The Florence pattern is a classic style that can be used to make a modest knee length dress or a top. Great for light cotton or linen fabrics.
8. Wrap it up – The Tessa Dress
Wrap dresses have long been a staple in most little girls wardrobes. Make the dress in all matching fabric, or with a pop of color on one of the panels.
9. Cover Up – The Carly Cardigan Pattern
This easy cardigan pattern is easy for kids to get on an off and is a great transition piece.
Now you have your kids clothing sorted, what about sewing a personalized napkin for their lunchbox. This is a free pattern and is great for using up some of the scraps you have created sewing a back to school wardrobe. Imagine your little girl’s surprise when she opens her lunchbox and sees a napkin matching her dress!
So that’s it for my back to school sewing pattern roundup. Check out my girls’ patterns for more great ideas.