Searching for fun and easy-to-sew DIY toys for kids? You've just found them! Let these beginner sewing tutorials inspire you to make a cool DIY fabric toy or game for the kids in your life. Nearly all include a free pattern or template to make it super easy for you to sew it. Here's something for every age group, from baby to teen. They are perfect for a child's birthday, stocking stuffer or as a party favor!
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Kids will have a blast playing these fun DIY games! Make a perfect DIY present for your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or your own kids. No matter what age group, you'll find something fun for them here. Browse through these free tutorials and patterns for inspiration and choose your favorite!
A free PDF sewing pattern and tutorial for a cute little fabric marble maze toy for kids. It's made from fabric and fleece scraps. A great DIY present for kids that's easy and quick to make. A perfect toy for kids in the car. Or a great toy to keep in your purse for when you go to the doctor, or another place where you'd like your child (or grandchild) sit still for some time.
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This one is for babies. Easy to make, so if you want to hear happy giggles from a baby enjoying her first active play, make one of these adorable handmade fabric toys. In addition to a free PDF pattern, you'll also get an easy step-by-step sewing tutorial. It has lots of photos to make sewing really easy for you. Get your free PDF pattern + tutorial here:
Felt Flash Cards by Sew Much Ado
Abby has made a great tutorial with free templates that will guide you through the steps to make your own felt flash cards. Love the clever idea to store them on a metal ring so your kids can tote them along just anywhere, with no worries about losing any piece! Preschoolers will love matching numbers and shapes!
4) Car Play Mat
Car Play Mat - make a portable car track for hours of play! I love this fold-up toy car mat by A Feather Fancy because it's got a lot of road included, with curves, and still doesn't take up much space! It's not a tutorial, but the images actually say everything you need to see to make one of these simple but creative toy sets. So much fun! I'm sewing one like this soon!
Have a look at 7 of my favorite free felt play food TUTORIALS for home-made felt fruit and vegetables. (And slices of french loaf bread.) There are free patterns and tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions and more ideas, so they should be super easy for anyone to follow.
So cute you simply MUST make a set out of those too!
Kids love matching games. And if you can use adorable prints while sewing, this is a win-win for all! I love these pieces - and the tutorial by What's Mummy Up To! I need to admit, a crazy amount of squares in matching fabrics (all I need to make these beauties!) has been piling up on my sewing table lately, and I just can't wait to make my own - soon!
I Spy Book Tutorial by 2littlehooligans.com
This I-Spy Book Tutorial by 2littleHooligans.com will teach you how to make your own game for children. Such a cute book! Look at those windows over tiny treasures - love the curiosity of children!
This colorful felt button snake is made in a moment, requiring really little sewing skills. If you know how to sew on a button, you're set! It's one of the all-time favorite toys among toddlers for learning buttoning and fine motor skills through play. Easy and quick to make - a perfect gift! A tutorial with step-by-step directions HERE.
9) Tic Tac Toe!
Tic Tac Toe Game Tutorial + Template by Leigh Laurel Studios
Do you love board games? Then this classic is for you to make! A fun game to have at the house to pull out when kids want a little fun! You can check out the Tic-Tac-Toe Tutorial by Leigh Laurel Studios here.
Kids will have a blast playing a fun tossing game!These felt fish for kids are made quickly and can be reused for a number of indoors activities. They are perfect for a bean bag tossing game and make an awesome gift for kids of any age! Get the tutorial HERE.
These fun toys will encourage active play and some of them will make perfect board games. Use these ideas and the free patterns to make the best presents for kids!
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