Learning to sew is an awesome, versatile skill that will be useful to you in so many contexts we can hardly count them. Besides allowing you to make things that you actually need for daily life yourself, being able to sew is also a veritable gold mine when it comes to making gifts for friends, family, and the people you love! When we were first learning to sew, we found ourselves sewing an awful lot for our kids. Besides the fact that you’re using less fabric and making everything in miniature when you sew for kids, making thing for our daughter’s, nieces, and so on made for particularly awesome practice because there are so many incredible sewing patterns for little girls that will get you learning a whole range of skills but trying them out for the first time in a way that’s still quite simple to grasp.
Check out these 15 completely adorable sewing patterns for little girls! Your family and friends will certainly appreciate that you’ve learned to sew in no time once they see the beautiful things you’re capable of creating.
1. Super ruffled tank top
Learning how to make even the simplest kids’ shirt yourself opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to dressing your kids in things that actually fit when they’re growing quickly, or making good use of old clothing and scrap fabric. Why make something basic and simple, though, when you can make something flashy and totally adorable instead? Sewing in Nomansland agrees! That’s why they’ve got this amazing tutorial for a ruffled top that’s so cute we can hardly stand it. Learning ruffles is a technique that’s simpler than it looks but certainly useful for projects of all kinds!
2. Petal ballerina tutu
You’ve probably seen tutorials out there for DIY tutus that don’t involve any sewing at all. Those make for awesome, quick projects and we make them all the time! The slip knit technique is simple and effective. What if, however, you’re looking to make a tutu that’s got a little more character and detail than the average design? Then we think perhaps you’ll prefer this design from Totally Stitchin’ instead! Rather than just knotting your tulle and leaving it the way it is, they show you how to make a pretty silk overlay that sits on top and looks like flower petals. Your little ones will run around looking like adorable garden fairies!
3. Patterned ruffle dress
Are you a huge fan of bright colours and eye catching patterns? Have you already accumulated a huge stash of scrap fabrics and little ends that are probably to small for most projects? Then this awesomely ruffled striped dress might be the perfect project for you! Crazy Little Projects shows you how to make an easy tank top dress with a ruffling bottom edge, but also how to make it extra fun looking by using colour blocking techniques to make brightly popping stripes!
4. Fabric Shoelaces
Speaking of projects that are great for using up fabric scraps, what about those really little pieces that you’re almost on the verge of throwing out? Well, hold off just a little bit longer and take a look at this adorable shoe lace tutorial from Make It, Love It! Besides being a useful project for you because it saves you from wasting fun fabrics, it also lets you easily replace the laces in your kids shoes if they get too filthy and frayed. We all know, though, that the best part of making these is how awesomely fun they look! Suddenly your kids will actually want to learn how to tie their shoes as quickly as possible.