Ready, Set, Sew! 10 Easy Sewing Projects for Tweens

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In our ready-made world, sewing is fast becoming an endangered art form. Not only the foundation of many crafts, sewing is an essential life skill for both boys and girls. Fortunately, the tween years are an ideal time to get your kid comfortable with a needle and thread. Here are our favorite intro-to-sew projects that are easy and entertaining enough for any kid to do.

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Make a Homemade Keepsake Book

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This homemade keepsake book is a great project for your fifth grader to make for someone special this holiday season!

Make an Embellished Tote Bag

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Don't break the bank! Show your middle schooler how to make an elegant homemade tote bag to give as a gift this holiday season!

How to Make Floor Pillows

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Quick and easy, this middle school activity makes a great first sewing project and is the perfect way to introduce your child to hand or machine sewing.

Sew a Rice Heat Pack

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An easy afternoon craft, this reusable heating compress is just the thing for warming cold limbs on chilly winter days.

T-Shirt Pillow

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Recycle your child's beloved old t-shirt by sewing it into a pillow! The results of activity are unique, decorative, creative, and never wasteful.

Bead Embroidery

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Embroidery ain't your grandma's art anymore...it can be adapted to a number of cool designs Jazz up a traditional fabric embellishment with sparkly beads!

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Make Your Own Jeggings

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Save money by having your tween rock these homemade jeggings, a good craft for a lazy afternoon.

Craft Your Own Carnival! Make Juggling Balls

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These homemade juggling balls are super simple to make and are a blast to play with. Not to mention, they're great practicing hand-eye coordination.

How to Make a Neck Pillow

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Your fifth grader will have a blast sewing this plush neck pillow--and he'll sure be glad to have it on long car or airplane trips!

Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder

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Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.

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