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Welcome to another #SummerCamp event.  Today I’m showcasing a variety of free sewing and quilting designs from The Fat Quarter Shop, that great patterns to help kids learn to sew.  The Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma has many wonderful patterns and books for quilters of all levels and many of these designs are perfect designs for kids to learn to create quilts and other stitched items.


Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma teams are always coming out with wonderful new patterns, books and tutorials.  Many of which are perfect beginning sewing projects for kids.  And today I want to highlight some of these to encourage you to consider making these with your kids, to help them be creative this summer, as well as learn sewing and quilting.  Many of these designs have free Youtube tutorials, as well as written instructions on their blog.  

Here are some of my favorite tutorials (patterns) which are also perfect for kids:

Layers of Charm

If you have problems watching this embedded video, here is a link to view it directly in Youtube:  And there is also a Free PDF pattern link:

Making a Pillowcase is also a great way to teach a kid to sew. Kimberly’s Simple Pillowcase is an easy pillowcase that also looks great stitched in kid friendly fabrics, seasonal fabrics, or just about any fabric color combination a kid may want to use.

If you have problems viewing this embedded video, here is a like where you can watch it directly in Youtube:  and here is a link where you can download a free PDF pattern link:

The Layer Cake Lemonade Quilt is a sweet quilt design that is also perfect for kids to learn to sew.

If you are having problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link to watch it directly in Youtube:   And here is a link to a Free PDF pattern you can download:
The Nail Polish Quilt (wallhanging) would make a perfect sewing project for many  pre-teens and teens.
If you have problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link to watch it directly in Youtube:  And here is a link to download a free PDF pattern for this project:


The “pocket N pies” pattern     is a super fun and fast project that is also great for kids to learn to sew aprons that are perfect for the kitchen and other projects where an apron can be helpful.

For those that have problems watching this embedded video, or are using a MAC, here is a direct link to view it on Youtube:    And here is a link for a Free pattern you can download:

In addition to the pocket and pies apron being a great kid friendly sewing project, an excellent apron for in the kitchen, it is also an excellent apron to wear when doing messy craft projects.  And, I found some cute fabric, to compliment the towel.  And there was enough fabric left over that I can make a matching  pencil roll up.

The Fat Quarter Shop has many free projects with video tutorials, and here are a few that kid friendly projects that would be great fun:

Kitchen Towel:
Coffee Koozie:

And definitely check out the fun Makin It Cute templates at the Fat Quarter Shop, from Me and My Sister Designs. You can make sweet 3D embellishments that you can use to decorate with, or use as an applique’ on bags, towels and more.  The possibilities are endless and it makes for a great kid friendly and/or family craft night project.



Makin It Cute:



I hope you found inspiration in these free projects from the Fat Quarter Shop or It’s Sew Emma.  And, I hope it inspires you to want to teach your kids, or any kid, to sew this summer.  Of course, you can also find many inspirational and beautiful patterns, books, fabric, notions and more at Fat Quarter Shop too!

Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

Here is a list of links to previous posts for our virtual #SummerCamp  (note: I’m investigating how to modify this widget as it only shows the most recent ten vs all posts.  You can do a search on “#SummerCamp” to find all posts in this series):

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