Sew Kids Clothes

Kids Clothing on the Cheap Using Free Patterns and Free Directions

Children grow at an alarming rate when your budget is stretched. If kids don't out grow the clothing the rip or stain the clothes you were hoping would last for a while. These techniques don't all require experienced sewing skills to achieve stretching your children's clothing budget. Mending a child's clothing allows clothes to be worn rather than end up in the rag bag. Learn as you go and you may decide you love sewing and enjoy the ways to save money by sewing.

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    Hemming Information and How Tos

    Machine Blind Hem
    Machine Blind Hem. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Kids clothing can go a lot further and be worn for a longer period of time if you know how to take up the hem and let down a hem. Learn hemming techniques and how to sew hems with the information found here.

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    mend clothing
    Mending jeans and belt loops. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Kids play and they play hard. Alnog with those scraped kennes and elbows are clothing that gets ripped and torn.  Learn how to mend clothing and you will make your children's clothing last  rather than having a good supply of rags.

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    Use a towel to make a great bib
    Hand Towel Baby Bib. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    One of the best ways to prevent stains on children's clothing is to use a bib. You'll find free directions to convert a towel into a fantastic bib, directions to convert a baby blanket into a poncho, free hat patterns and many other free sewing patterns in this list for baby sewing.

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    Free directions to sew a sun dress or night gown
    Free directions to sew a sun dress or night gown. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you have access to the internet page you are reading and a printer, you have access to free sewing patterns for clothing. Many sites offer free directions to sew clothing and many have free printable patterns.

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    Sweatshirt with cut work and free directions
    Sweatshirt with cut work and free directions. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Children stain clothing and many stins will not come out in the wash. That doesn't mean the clothes can onlybe worn for play time and never to be seen in public again.  Using embellishment techniques, you may end up hiding the stain and convertng a plain, inexpensive tee shirt or sweat shirt into "dress-only" clothing.

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    Toddler Sun Bonnet With a Ruffle Brim
    Toddler Sun Bonnet With a Ruffle Brim. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Free sewing patterns and projects really help strech your clothing budget. This list of free children's clothing projects and patterns will have you saving a fortune on children's clothing.

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    Sew Your Own Belts
    Attaching D-Rings to the Belt. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Clothing accessories, like belts and scarves can stretch a child's wardrobe, the same way they stretch an adult wardrobe. Sewing clothing accessories, stretches the budget and the wardrobe. Use these free sewing patterns to sew wardrobe accessories that will prove to be an easy and economical ways to stretch your wardrobe budget.
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    A basic sewing kit
    A Basic Sewing Kit. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Once a child is old enough to hold a needle and thread, without punctring themself or the people around them, there are ways they can join in the sewing fun. You may be surprised just how much they start taking care of the clothes they sew for themselves.

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    Free Directions for a Simple Potholder
    A Simple Potholder. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you've never sewn before, you may be hesitant to start sewing by sewing on a pre-made garment. Learn the basics and be creative with these free, simple, first time sewing projects. You'll be a pro before you know it!

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    Safety Pointers for Sewing Toys, Dolls and Stuffed Animals

    Flat Button Collection
    Flat Button Collection. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you are sewing for children, there are safety considerations. No one wants to put a child in harms way. Reading these safetly pointers for sewing dolls and toys, will make you aware of safety considerations when you sew anything for a child.