10 of the best sewing kits and cross stitch kits for kids

Keep kids entertained while learning a creative new skill

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Sewing and Cross Stitch Kits for Kids

If your child loves creating and making things (and they’ve exhausted the supplies of kids’ colouring books  and activity books for kids), then learning how to sew or cross stitch is a fun new skill to learn,

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You don’t need to be an expert sewer or crafter, as there are a huge range of ready-to-go, sewing and cross stitch for kids available. We’ve found a great selection for children which contain everything they’ll need to get going, including good instructions.

There are options for brand new sewers looking to learn a new skill as well as activities for older or more proficient children ready to be a little more creative with their hobby.

Here’s our pick of best sewing kits and cross stitch kits for kids

1. Galt Sew a Puppy Sewing Kit, £7.00

Age: 6+

This puppy sewing kit consists of pre-cut felt pieces which little ones can stitch, together before adding in stuffing to bring it to life, making it easier to get started.

The kit includes all the felt, buttons and thread as well as a needle, so you shouldn’t have to add anything to it to make your felt puppy.

An included guide outlines the steps needed to make the small soft toy and children as young as 6 can have a go making it.

Available from: Hobby Craft

2. Animal Jumper Cross Stitch Kit, £12.95

Age: 8+

This simple cross stitch kit is a simple way to help kids learn to sew and practice their technique.

The 8 animal cards include bunnies, bears and penguins and are ready-punched with holes to cross stitch through, in the shape of little jumpers.

Previous buyers commented that the kit was simple to use and handy for learning how to handle a needle. For very particular children, it may be worth noting that the animal cards included in the pack are a random selection. One reviewer noted that the bunny her granddaughter was hoping for wasn’t included in theirs.

Available from: Not on the High Street

3. The Great British Sewing Bee Blanket Kit, £7.99

Age: 6+

Great for little fans of The Great British Sewing Bee, this blanket making kit is designed for learning on a sewing machine, rather than by hand.

Instructions are included in the kit along with pattern sheets, fabric and decorative flowers to add a little flair to their homemade blanket.

Although it’s easier to put together with a sewing machine, some reviewers did comment that they were able to without one. Just make sure to always supervise your children if they are going to use a sewing machine.

Those who had bought the kit praised the clear instructions. One parent made the blanket with her daughter who has been learning to sew and commented, “This project was great and relatively easy to use…I think that 6 years plus is probably the right age.”

Available from: Amazon

4. Galt Toys Sewing Case, £18.00

Age: 7+

This comprehensive kit includes a range of sewing projects for kids to have a go at including a cushion, handbag and bunting, all neatly stored in a handy case.

The kit has over 200 ratings on Amazon, with reviewers overall pleased with their purchase. Some pointed out the kit would work best for slightly older children or those who have done some sewing before. This was because the pieces have to be cut out, rather than arriving pre-sized or with needle holes.

One parent of a 9 year old was impressed, “Instructions are simple enough for her to follow and kept her busy for some time as she was keen to make all items in the booklet,” while another said, “I’ve completed these with a 7 year old whom I babysit and she’s loved making each item.”

Available from: Amazon

5. Unicorn Cushions Sewing Kits (Pack of 2), £6.95

Age: 8+

This simple felt unicorn kit is a lovely way to get children interested in sewing, especially for little unicorn fans! The felt pieces arrive cut out and the thread, needle and stuffing are all included.

The kit is recommended by Amazon and one parent who bought it for their daughter said it was a, “decent quality for kids, with 2 sets of everything” while another commented that the kit was an, “easy, fun craft to help learn sew skills.”

Keep in mind that a couple of reviewers mentioned that glue wasn’t included. This was needed to stick some of the decorations on the cushions, which was a bit of a fiddly task requiring an adult’s help.

Available from: Amazon

6. Embroidery Stitches Set, £14.99

Age: 8+

As well as teaching kids the basics of stitching, this kit also allows them to make a mini pillow or a bag to show off their brand new skills.

There are handy instructions they can follow along to, and once they’ve developed their skills they can also have a go at creating some designs of their own.

One parent who bought the kit for her son said it helped him develop his skills and added, “The instructions are simple, the pattern and colours bright and cheery and the plastic needle meant it was safe too.”

Available from: Amazon

7. Sock Sloth Craft Kit, £10.00

Age: 12+

This adorable sloth making kit from an independent seller on Etsy is perfect for older children of 12 years or above.

The sloth toy can be created from colourful socks which are included in the kit along with all the equipment needed. There’s even a toy birth certificate to fill out once the creation has finally been brought to life.

Previous buyers commented particularly on the quality of the kit. For instance one reviewer commented, “Great quality for the price, true to colour socks and easy to understand instructions.”

Available from: Etsy

8. Galt Toys First Cross Stitch, £9.99

Age: 6+

Galt Toys’ First Cross Stitch kit is perfect for younger kids just getting to grips with sewing, with lots of features to help beginners like coloured sections on the fabric to make it easier to match the thread to.

Everything needed to create the variety of items is included in the kit and, like other Galt Toys kits, the fabric is pre-cut to shape with sewing holes already punched. This makes it suited to younger children or little ones very new to sewing.

Previous reviewers seemed pleased with the product, which is also one of Amazon’s recommended picks.

A parent of a 6-year-old girl who bought the set commented, “This is a proper cross stitch set, it feels more grown up. After I showed her the start, she has quickly picked it up and she is cross stitching by herself and she loves it.”

Available from: Amazon

9. My First Sewing Kit, £31.99

Age: 7+

This starter sewing kit includes a needle, pin cushion with pins, fabric, thread and more so children can learn start to create their own sewing projects.

This is best for creative children who are familiar with sewing already or for older kids, as it contains proper pins and scissors. The products has well over 2,000 reviews on Amazon with positive reviews from previous buyers.

Reviewers were happy with the quality and contents of the kit saying it “has everything needed for a child’s first attempt at sewing” and adding it was “a lovely first sewing kit for my 8 year old granddaughter. She wanted to get started straight away.”

Available from: Amazon

10. Butterfly Wooden Cross Stitch Keyring Kits, from £6.95

Age: 5+

Available as either a pack of 5 or 30, these wooden butterflies allow children to create colourful keyrings themselves. Pre-punched with sewing holes, the butterflies can be cross-stitched with any design using the included rainbow array of embroidery threads.

The chains and rings are already attached to the key rings, so the creation should be simple enough for children to have a go at, from age 5 and up with instructions that are included.

Available from: Baker Ross

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