Sewing can be a useful and fun hobby for teens to learn, both for creating crafts and patching up their own clothing. To practice their sewing, try these DIY projects perfect for teens with interests ranging from cooking to fashion to technology. They can keep what they sew for themselves or give as a gift to a friend!
Upcycle Old T-Shirts into Cute Decorative Pillows
For the teen that has just one too many school shirts, this T-shirt pillow project is the perfect solution. With a great starter pattern from Corrinna Johnson, these pillows can be made out of any old shirts that have either become too small or just haven’t been worn in a while.
Basic Linen Apron
If your teen loves being in the kitchen, this apron pattern from Design Sponge would be a great project. It includes large pockets for carrying towels or tools around and is wide enough to keep them clean, no matter how big a mess they make.
Convert an Old Book into a New Purse
This awesome tutorial created by A Beautiful Mess turns an old book into an adorable clutch purse. Although this pattern is a little more complicated, the result is a bag that’s just the right size to take to a party or a family event.
For a back-to-school project, you can make this zipper pouch from DIY Candy. It’s just the right size for pencils and because it’s designed to look like notebook paper, it can also be embroidered with writing, like a name or a favorite quote.
Oilcloth Cosmetic Brush RollThis brush roll from Lia Griffith is perfect for makeup brushes (or even art brushes) to keep them clean and safe for traveling. Made out of oilcloth that can easily be wiped clean, it comes with a pattern for a matching makeup bag.