Here are 32+ sewing tutorials to make gifts for teens. From hoodies to makeup bags and more, these sewing projects for teens are sure to please.
Hey y’all, today I’m sharing a round up of gifts to sew for teens (and tweens). Now that my kids are older, I can also say that these handmade gifts are tried and tested and approved by the teens in my house. So here are links to a bunch of projects that you can make for teens.
Hoodies as Sewing Projects for Teens
If I have learned only one thing as a mom to teens, I have learned that they all like hoodies. Their logic seems to be something like, “Hoodies in the summer? Yes! Hoodies in the winter? Also yes!” So here are some hoodie tutorials you can make as a homemade gift that is very welcome in the teen/tween crowd. And many of these start with the free sewing pattern for a hoodie found in my free pattern gallery, which newsletter subscribers can access. If you’re not a subscriber, you can subscribe here.
- Basic hoodie
- Colorblocked hoodie
- Zip up hoodie
- Thumbhole Cuffs on a Hoodie
- Half Zip Pullover (Hoodie hack)
- Drawstring Cowl Neck (Hoodie Hack)
- Wearable Blanket with a Hood
- Basic Sweatshirt (Hoodie Hack)
- Argyle Hoodie
Since most teens have Christmas vacation, loungewear is perfect for Christmas gifts. Here are some simple sewing projects to make loungewear.
Hats and Beanies as Gifts to Sew for Teens
Beanies and other types of hats are such big hits with the teens I know that my son has taken to sewing them for birthday gifts. Bonus – the basic beanies are such easy sewing projects he can make them on his own, he just has to check with me before he uses fabric from my stash! Here are a few variations on beanie hats, as well as some other types of hats to sew.
Other wearables like scrunchies, headbands, infinity scarves, and mittens are always welcomed by my kids. And things to carry like a zipper pouch, makeup bag, or purse are all perennially popular with teens I know. With all the variations on zipper pouches below, you’re sure to find the right one to be the perfect gift. These easy diy projects can often be sewn from fabric scraps left over from other projects. So grab that extra bit of quilting cotton and use it to sew up some of the unique gifts below.
- Knit Headbands
- Woven Headbands
- Infinity Scarf
- Boxed Zipper Pouches
- Vinyl Makeup Bag
- Coin Purse (for ear buds)
- Drawstring Makeup Bag and Mat
- Reversible Purse
- Cord Keepers
- Dopp Kit
- Chapstick Holders
- Waist Bag
Room Decor Teen Gifts to Make
Finally, teens love these pillows for binge watching and the fur pillows for snuggling. Add a cozy blanket and you’ll find the resident teen nested in their bed with all 3 projects you sewed for them. So grab your sewing machine and whip these up.
I hope you’ve found something inspirational within this post of gifts to sew for teens. I’ll periodically update the post as I add new projects to the site.