Printable Sewing Card Activity For Kids

DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

If you’re a child of the 70s, you may remem­ber learn­ing to sew using the old chip­board cut-outs. Here’s an updated ver­sion using free print­a­bles with fun illus­tra­tions and super cute hair­styles. Sim­ply stitch them up and stick them up for super fun wall decor.

DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids


DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

Step 1
Down­load the print­able sewing card tem­plate (down­load here: Betty Bouf­fantHazel BobIda BraidsSey­mour Spike). Print the tem­plate of your choice using the 8.5 x 11-inch cream or white card stock. I went with cream card stock with a lit­tle texture.

DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

Step 2
Cut out the tem­plate cards along the dot­ted line. Fin­ished cards will be 5 in. x 7 in.

DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

Step 3
Take the blunt nee­dle and care­fully punch the white dots in each hair-do. Choose your embroi­dery thread–I went with con­trast­ing col­ors so the thread would pop over the illustrations.

DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids DIY Printable Sewing Cards for Kids

Step 4
Thread your nee­dle and start sewing!

Project by Tracy Wag­ner for Hand­made Charlotte.

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  • wildo­live

    I love, love, love them! 

  • Emily

    Yes, I remem­ber these! So cute!

  • Mon­ster­scir­cus

    Wow they are so cute!!! My grand­mother makes also embroi­dery on card, they are dif­fer­ent than yours, they are more “granny”. :-) have a beau­ti­ful day.

  • Jmg­nault

    Thaaaaaank you! These are so adorable!

  • bet­sy­hug­gins

    love these — and i think my lit­tle lady will too! :) thank you.

  • Kim @ stellacake

    So great! Espe­cially as my very-soon-to-be-8-year-old has asked for a sewing kit for her birth­day. Thanks!

  • Saman­tha Lee

    Aw bings back lotsa mem­o­ries. I used to do this a lot dur­ing school hol­i­days. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amanda Shimokawa

    Thank you so much! These are wonderful!!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Glad you enjoyed the cards, let me know how they turn out!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Let me know how they turn out!

  • Natalie Cox

    Love this! Going to do it with my girls today. Thank you!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Come back and share the results!

  • Kate

    This is such a bril­liant idea, it looks amaz­ing!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Tracy could you send screen shot of the new site?


    I just need to for­ward so just the screen shot would be great.



  • Korina Ivatt

    Gor­geous, but where do I find the link for the templates?

  • Korina Ivatt

    Found them! lol

  • hand­made charlotte

    The links do not stand out very well, a redesign of the site will be launch­ing soon that will take care of that :)

  • Amber

    wow these are amaz­ing! love!!!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Let me know how they turn out!

  • hor­tobj

    I can’t find the print­able link either

  • Bulles de Gourmandises

    Merci de Dijon France

  • hand­made charlotte

    Thanks for stop­ping by!

  • Cather­ine

    Thank You!!

  • fear­fam

    Abso­lut­ley love these, thanks for shar­ing! I used them with my girls (ages 8 & 10) over the sum­mer, and they really enjoyed them. They even hung them on their bed­room wall when they were done, because they were so cute! It was a great first step to teach­ing them to sew.

  • Sum­mer

    These are one of the cutest pins I’ve pinned off Pin­ter­est, love them, can’t wait to print for my lit­tle girl, thanks! :)

  • Helen Kurth

    i love these thanks!! — will be encour­age­ing my son to sew.….!!

  • hilke

    Incred­i­ble !! Thanks!

  • Emma Axtell

    Thank you very much I love these! :)

  • Rhonda

    Thanks so very much for the print­able sewing cards, my 6 year old is going to love them!

  • Laura Jack­son

    Thank you! I shared your post on
    Crafty Crafts

  • hur­ley

    A great idea for the upcom­ing Spring Break. Thank you for the print­a­bles. i saw this on a shout out on A Girl and a Glue Gun.

  • Shan­non

    I just used your sewing cards in my K-2 class­room. My stu­dents cre­ated a char­ac­ter and wrote a story for each card, then embroi­dered the cards. Each stu­dent made a book with a story and embroi­dered char­ac­ter on each page. They were so proud of their work. Great writ­ing and fine motor activ­ity. Thank you for sharing.

  • hand­made charlotte

    What a fan­tas­tic idea, thanks so much for shar­ing! Sounds like your stu­dents are very for­tu­nate, I’d love to be in your class :)

  • doro von hand zu hand

    that’s great. out­side it’s pour­ring every day. time to make some stitches with the kids…

    linked to your tuto­r­ial on my blog -
    thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

  • April

    These are so cute. I want to take the prints and modge podge them onto wood slats with the holes drilled out so we can use them over and over again– with 4 kids, I would love to tote these around with me. Is there any pos­si­ble way you could make the prints a lit­tle big­ger and send them to me? So the holes will punch out with a 1/8 craft puncher???? The holes are too small to drill. Please please please??? I wanted to make these with a bunch of girl­friends of mine. My email address is Thank you Thank you!!!

  • jj

    i do these at school and mine are the best in my class and i’m 9

  • Jan

    This is a great idea. I’m look­ing for sewing projects for kids and I chanced upon your site. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Lundi27

    Merci beau­coup ! Ma fille va être très con­tente !
    Bonne soirée

  • Colleen K

    My 4 and 6 year old girls did two of these today and when they went to bed they asked me to print out the other two so they could do them as soon as they wake up tomor­row morn­ing. I love these! They are chal­leng­ing but not too hard for my kids and the turned out super cute!

  • Rachel Faucett

    Thanks so much for shar­ing, I’m glad they enjoyed the cards!

  • lou @ Littlegreenshed

    These are adorable. But as a mummy of two boys they wouldn’t want to sew girls hair. Both are keen to learn to sew and knit and do all the things that are ‘designed’ for a girl. Any chance of doing some­thing boy related? Or even gen­der­less? many thanks

  • CNewlin­deRo­jas

    I am so curi­ous — what size nee­dle did you use? I ask because my 5.5 year old keeps say­ing she wants to sew, but I thought these looked too fine for her. Would love advice or any other good sew/knit sites for young kinds if you know of them!

  • pen­nype­berdy

    Golly — hair is hair! If girls can sew boys’ hair, why wouldn’t boys sew girls’ hair?


  • Liese

    Neat. But too white to use for my fam­ily and com­mu­nity. Sigh. I know, I know. Go make my own.

  • Angie

    These are so cute! Thank you!