It’s week six of 12 weeks of roundups including free gift ideas for the handmade holidays! Today’s roundup includes gift ideas for your kids, including newborns, infants, toddlers, children, and teens. I’ve searched the web to bring you 17 free crochet patterns, 3 free knitting patterns, 10 free sewing patterns, and 3 free crafts tutorials for gifts for kids including garments, accessories, softies, bags, blankets, and more. I’ve also included links to several more roundups with over 75 more projects to choose from, so you’re sure to find your next handmade holiday project. Enjoy!

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I love gifting handmade projects to children. They are often more appreciative of handmade gifts than adults and making something is a great way to customize a gift so that it’s perfectly tailored to your young recipient. Whether you are looking for a gift idea for an infant or toddler, school-aged child, pre-teen, or teenager, you’re sure to find something perfect in this collection!

17 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include clothing and accessories, softies, bags, and a teether.

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3 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns include a scarf, a baby blanket, and a decorative pillow. Shown from left to right.

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10 Free Sewing Patterns

These patterns include softies, finger puppets, a wallet and cases, a weighted blanket, sachets, and a hooded towel. 

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Left column, from top to bottom:

  • DIY Wallets for Kids by Life Sew Savory: This pattern is easy to customize for boys and girls.
  • DIY Weighted Lap Pad by ChristaCoDesign: This simple sewing project for a weighted lap pad can easily be customized using different fabric and thread combinations.
  • Pencil Shaped Pencil Case by Cucicucicoo: This sewing project includes detailed instructions and step-by-step photos to make it beginner friendly.

Center column, from top to bottom: 

  • Baby Shark Finger Puppets by Felt with Love Designs: This set of finger puppets would make a great gift for an animal lover.
  • Sew a Sloth by Underground Crafter: This beginner-friendly envelope pillow makes a great gift for a sloth lover.
  • Hooded Towel for Baby by Beginner Sewing Projects: This easy sewing project includes instructions for customizing store-bought towels.

Right column, from top to bottom

  • Simple Penguin Softie by Coloured Buttons: This easy, hand-sewn felt stuffed animal pattern includes both video and photo tutorials. 
  • 12 Days of Christmas Finger Puppets by Felt with Love Designs: These adorable finger puppets inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas carol would also make great ornaments.
  • Scented Sachets by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’: These easy peasy sewn sachets make great gifts for teens, or gifts to involve your kids in making!
  • Vinyl Glitter Bag by Jennie Masterson: This project can be paired with a small gift that is stuffed inside the bag!

3 Free Crafts Tutorials

These tutorials include Cricut iron-on/heat transfer vinyl (HTV) projects and a fabric paint project. Shown from left to right.

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  • HTV Knee Patch Leggings by How To Heat Press: This simple Cricut iron-on project is a great way to customize (and reinforce!) a set of store-bought or handmade leggings for kids.
  • Glitter Shoes by Jennie Masterson: This simple fabric paint project include both photo and video tutorials.
  • My First Christmas Onesie by How To Heat Press: This Cricut HTV/iron-on project makes an adorable gift for your favorite infant or newborn.

Still looking for more handmade gift idea inspiration? Check out these roundups for over 75 more project ideas!

33+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids
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