Back to School Tutorials

on August 4 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 60 Comments

We have many more new Back to School tutorials and surprises in the works! Today we want to remind you about our Back to School series last August. From binder pouches and lunch sacks to backpacks, hand-stamped clothing labels and so much more… You’ll find lots of fun tutorials to keep you busy preparing for the school year ahead!

spacer Let’s Go! Backpack by Rachel
spacer Art Smock by Shelly
spacer Pencil Case by LiEr
spacer Lunch Bag Tutorial Round-Up
spacer Binder Pouch by Anna
spacer Favorite Tutorials ~ Clothes for Boys
spacer Favorite Tutorials ~ Clothes for Girls
spacer Back to School with Oliver + S by Liesl
spacer Aflutter Hair Bands by Jennifer
spacer Hand-Stamped Clothing Labels by Wynona
spacer Fabric Book Covers by Shelly
spacer Pleated Uniform Skirt Tutorial by Tiffany
spacer Satchel Nature Kit by Kelly

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60 Responses to Back to School Tutorials

  1. MBMeadows says:

    love the handstamped labels!

  2. Jill says:

    I love, love, love the messenger bag and iPad cover!!!

  3. Alyssa says:

    Those backpacks are wonderful!

  4. Cat says:

    I love those backpacks.

  5. Andi says:

    Love the binder pouch and pencil cases!

  6. Sue D says:

    Great variety of projects.

  7. Cricket says:

    I actually just started thinking about a pleated skirt pattern to go with a little houndstooth peacoat I just found for my littlest at the thrift store. But I guess it will be more important to both girls to make some all-a-flutter headbands first. They are such girlie girls. Thanks for a great roundup.

  8. Beth T says:

    Trust you to make back to school fun for moms and kids.

  9. Jessica B says:

    What a great round up of back to school projects!

  10. Krista Ebertowski says:

    So, I’m usually pretty ahead of the game on back to school, but this stuff is amazing! Great work, informative tutorials. So glad I have found this site.

  11. Jen says:

    I really like the pleated skirt. I wonder how it would look in my size!

  12. Shelley says:

    the clothing labels are just what i’m looking for! i didn’t want to use permanent marker in my son’s clothes because it looks tacky, thank you!

  13. Lindsay says:

    Great round up of tutorials – think I missed a lot of these the first time so it’s handy to find them all in one place.

  14. Louise says:

    Great round up, I’m looking for tween clothes at the moment so fab timing for me, off for a look….

  15. Merran says:

    OOh I have some of that echino fabric! I bought it cos I loved it but with no idea as to what I would do with it. Thanks for the idea

  16. Nik Kamisah says:

    I really love the polkadot pencil case..it is simple and sweet!

  17. Sonja says:

    Great tutorials! Those Let’s Go Backpacks make me smile every time I see them.

  18. PT in SC says:

    love the all a flutter headband, thanks for the tutorial

  19. Emily says:

    The pencil pouch tutorial is just what I needed! We were at the big box store today and pencil pouch is on the school supplies list. I commented to my daughter “I’m sure we could make cuter ones than that!”

  20. Amy B. says:

    These are awesome tutorials!! Thanks so much for showcasing them all in one spot!

  21. Sarah Lora says:

    Love these tutorials! Thank you for sharing. I’m going to try the lunch bag.

  22. Lynne in NC says:

    This year has flown by! It’s seems like yesterday I was sewing up some of these back to school items. Thanks for the reminder. These are some of the best tutorials.

  23. asta says:

    Love that skirt. I might even make that for myself.

  24. Crystal says:

    I love the little uniform skirt – and the book cover! Thanks for sharing more inspiration.

  25. Rebecca says:

    Oh, thanks for reminding me of some of these!

  26. Sonya says:

    I luv the pencil case tute.

  27. MK says:

    Love the pencil case, have to try that one! Thanks for the ideas!

  28. laura reich says:

    Love these, thank you!

  29. knitsewreadlove says:

    I LOVED these tutorials last year! My little one was thrilled with the backpack that came out of it! =0)

  30. Maeve says:

    Lots of cute ideas here! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  31. Stephanie S says:

    Thanks for reminding me of these! I was just looking for a lunch bag tute :)

  32. Ramona says:

    I always enjoy looking back on the tutorials from another year.

  33. connie copenhaver says:

    These are great … I am really loving the hand stamped labels and lunch bags … thanks for sharing!

  34. Sarah McGrath says:

    Ooh there are some great ideas here!

  35. Serena says:

    Such great tutorials! Where to start?

  36. Tien's Hands says:

    Very cute stuff! I really like the Aflutter Hair Bands.

  37. I am so excited to tackle some of these tutes! I am just learning how to sew and I have been a big fan of your blog. It’s informative and full of cute and fun things. My kids are why I wanted to learn to sew so these tutes are exactly perfect for me! Thanks!

  38. Cindi C says:

    I’m so glad I found this. Back to school next week…can you believe it?

  39. Rebecca says:

    Thank you for bringing these back up again!

  40. Jess says:

    Ooh, how fun!!! My kiddos have already gone back to school, believe it or not! I’m hoping to make my daughter a ruffle skirt out of some of my now-too-big (hooray!) yoga pants very soon, though, and the ruffle top you have in the girl’s clothing link is super cute, too!

  41. Margie Bennett says:

    Schools almost here! Time to get sewing. I see a few different tutorials that I need to get to work on!

  42. Allison says:

    Why do you do this to me? As if my list of “dying to do” projects isn’t long enough you have to come along with some adorable backpacks, smocks and so much more. AHHH!!!

  43. Kimberly says:

    The pencil cases look great. I need to make my daughter one for school. Thanks for sharing all these great links.

  44. Jan says:

    Such great tutorials! I can’t wait to make the fabric labels for my projects!

  45. Kristie says:

    fantatic tutorials. I always love these posts. Thanks!

  46. Amy G. says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  47. amorette says:

    adding art smock, oliver +s outfit and book cover to my list of to-dos! thanks for the great list of projects!

  48. kate C. says:

    Thanks for the good ideas… now can you give us an extra couple of weeks of summer to do them all in?? :)

  49. Denise says:

    WHat a great list of projects!! Thanks for sharing!!

  50. Miquela says:

    Wow! We start school next Friday…can’t believe how fast the summer passed by!

  51. Kelly O. says:

    thank you for posting this refresher! I’m going to get creating :)

  52. julie says:

    Wow. What a great start for school. Thanks.

  53. Crafty Farmer says:

    These are great! Thanks for sharing!

  54. Clothes for boys!

  55. Great list of tutorials!

  56. Anita says:

    Thanks for the reminder about all these great tutorials. Im in the market for a new lunch bag pattern.

  57. Tammy says:

    Very cute tutorials! I don’t have a little one in school yet, but I see some projects that would be fun regardless!

  58. Liz Taylor says:

    Great stuff! Thanks for the tutes!

  59. Jen B says:

    So many great tutorials, thanks for the reminder!

  60. Sarah K says:

    Love the pencil case tutorial. That could be used for so many other things.

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