Sewing for Children
Free Patterns and Tutorials
Autumn Fairy Costume
Bodice and sleeves: repurposed curtain toppers that were given to me
Skirt: overlay: sheer curtains that were given to me by the same person (she was moving into a home and didn't need curtains anymore). Underneath: old sheet from my mom
Wings: Two layers of sheer fabric that someone gave me. Edged with wire we had, and covered with a ribbon that matched exactly that I had had since I was about the same age. Held on with elastic.
Total cost of the dress: $0
Headpiece: bought pieces for 70% off at Joann's, and wrapped with floral wire and floral tape that we had. Total cost $5.65.
Make Clothes Without Buying Patterns
Need some new clothes for your little ones but don't have any money?
Try the old-fashioned approach of making clothes over.
Here are some examples:
Toddler's Jumper from an adult shirt
Toddler dress from an adult shirt
Mittens from a Sweater
Pajama Pants from a T-Shirt
A little boy's tie from a man's tie
Skirts for Little Girls
Little Girl's Skirt Pattern
Drop Waisted Skirt
5 minute skirt (could be made for little girls as well)
Garden Gloves These could be made into winter gloves instead if you change the fabric.
Girl's Shoulder Cape
Girl's Dress-up Hat
Felt Flower Barrettes
Kimono top 6m - 8 years
Simple Fabric Crown