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15+ Easy Hand Sewing Projects for Kids and Adults

Traveling? No sewing machine? Not a problem! There are a ton of cool sewing projects you can tackle entirely by hand. Only a needle and a thread and you can sew away for hours. It’s sooo relaxing. These hand sewing projects are great for beginners and advanced sewists alike, and I’ve even included some projects that even kids can do. Just browse through this list for inspiration what you can do entirely by hand.

Check these out!

Easy hand sewing projects for kids

Fox purse

fox purse hand sewing project for kids


Emoji face

emoji hand sewing project


Felt finger puppets

free felt finger puppet pattern - wolf


Felt monsters

felt monsters hand sewing project


Felt forest friends

felt forest friends - easy hand sewing project


Tic tac toe game

tic tac toe game sewing project for kids


A swan

felt swan hand sewing project



squidget softie - hand sewing project


Easy hand sewing projects for adults

Hair towel wrap

diy hair towel wrap

Hair towel wrap by hellosewing

Fabric coaters

diy fabric coasters

diy fabric coasters by helloSewing

Drawstring backpack

diy drawstring backpack

drawstring backpack tutorial by HelloSewing

Sweater mittens

sweater mittens

sweater mittens tutorial by HelloSewing

Soap saver

DIY soap saver pouch out of washcloth

soap saver pouch tutorial by HelloSewing

Practice sampler

Practice your hand stitching with a sampler. Here are the most popular hand sewing stitches you can practice

A face mask

DIY face mask no sewing machine required

Sew a mask by hand by HelloSewing

DIY travel kit

diy travel kit arrangement

DIY travel kit tutorial by HelloSewing

Winter hat with pleats

diy pleated winter hat

Winter hat with pleats tutorial by HelloSewing

Fleece tie blanket

Not really a sewing project, but a craft one. Just make sure to cut your strips before you go and you will have a good project to keep your hands busy for a while

no sew fleece tie blanket

Fleece tie blanket tutorial by HelloSewing


I hope you got many ideas for projects to sew by hand.

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Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs - July 10, 2022

What a lovely resource! This will be perfect for kids to do during the holidays. Fab ideas. 🙂 x


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