Kids are so hard to buy clothes for. Especially knowing that they’re going to grow out of it within X amount of months/years. Think about it! You have a ton of infant clothes for when they are first born, but then within the first three months they have grown out of all those clothes and then you have to buy more. Kids grow so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with the amount of clothes they need versus the amount of what you’re getting rid of. I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of person to plan ahead before I buy anything–even if it is dirt cheap. If I can’t think of at least 2-3 outfits to pair it with off the top of my head, I won’t get it. That’s why sewing for your kids is the best option for you. Especially if you have a tight budget, upcycling your old clothes or mix and matching theirs can create brand new clothing without having to spend the money.
Awesome Sewing Ideas for Kids
I love dressing kids up in adorable homemade clothes. Maybe it’s because they really don’t have a say in what I dress them in, so I’m able to project whatever stylish vibe I was feeling that day. Personally, I don’t have kids, but I was a preschool teacher and an assistant teacher for three summers, so I’ve picked up quite a bit over the years. Kids clothes need to be versatile, comfy, and lightweight because they want to run around, get dirty, and be kids without worrying about their clothes.
Now, you see a lot of little girl sewing patterns, which is great, because they’re easy to do and it’s easier to make a skirt than a pair of pants; however, we need to send a little love to the DIY boys clothing section. Boys get much dirtier than girls do. So now we are at a dilemma: cute clothes at the cost of play time or ragged clothes at the cost of style? How about option C: make your own kids clothing that are both cute and you won’t be angry when they get dirty! Kids are going to love these lightweight homemade clothing. Grandparents, you can even make these cute clothes as a back-to-school outfit for your grandchild.