Back to School Sewing Projects

The kids will soon be back in school and we bet they are already super excited about all the new stationery and back to school supplies they will need (shiny new shoes… eeek!)


In our latest issue we have a pattern for sewing up a little school pinnafore – The Term Time Tunic pattern.  

Term Time Tunic


Girls School Pinnafore / Tunic Pattern

You can order a copy of Issue 17 over at if you would like to sew up this school tunic, it also comes packed full of lots of great kids, adult and homeware patterns.

Free Back To School Sewing Projects

You don’t have to follow the crowd, why not sew up some fun back to school pencil cases, book bags,  kit bags, lunch bags and more.  You can make a whole set in co-ordinating fabric.

Little kids who are just starting school for the first time will find that having all their back to school bits and bobs in an easily identifiable fabric will help them quickly find their peg.  For older kids they can choose a really funky fabric and it’s bound to save you money!


Sew up a Pencil Case

The must have item for kids going back to school, or if you don’t have kids then sew one up just because it’s September and you’d like a new pencil case.  Any excuse to go out and buy some new pens and pencils!  This boxy pencil case tutorial from Crazy Little Projects Blog is perfect.  They use a Cricut Explore, but it’s not necessary if you are capable of cutting out a rectangle!

There is a huge selection of Pencil case patterns to sew up over on the Crafty Magazine website . 

pe bag tutorial and pattern

PE Kit Bag Tutorial

Amanda over at Kitschy Coo has a really great tutorial for sewing up a kit bag.  Younger kids will need one to hang on their pegs and older kids could use this as a shoe bag.  If you used a waterproof lining you could also make a swimming bag this way.


Book Bag Tutorial

Younger kids will be asked to provide a book bag – often the school sells these with a school logo on, but if your child wants something a little more unique, this tutorial from The Tartan Kiwi shows how to sew up a quick, waterproof book bag with a velcro fastening.


Lunch Bag Tutorial

This free tutorial for an insulated lunch bag has clear step by step instructions.  Often kids are asked to pop their lunch bags in a big box as they come into their classrooms – having a lunch bag that stands out will ensure there is no confusion over who’s is who’s.  Older kids and teenagers will also think it’s great to have a lunch bag in a favourite fabric.

We hope you enjoy sewing up a few back to school projects – let us know what you have been sewing or if you have a great tutorial to share, or a project you are proud of, post it onto our Facebook wall – and if you’ve sewn up a pattern from our magazine, you could win our readers makes star prize!


Spread the love

Categories: For Kids Tags: , ,