Back to School Sewing Projects from WeAllSew

It’s time to get organized for another year of school! We’ve gathered together our favorite free sewing projects to help your student plan for the school year, from zip pouches to book bags and locker-door organizers.

Create this handy Locker Organizer with pockets perfect for holding notebooks, pens and pencils, a calculator, and anything else that needs to be easily accessible for classes. Find the Locker Organizer tutorial here.

Totes and Book Bags

Library Book Tote and Pencil Case: Finished piece

It’s easy to see what this sweet tote is for, it’s spelled out right on the front! Make a roomy Library Book Tote Bag with this tutorial from WeAllSew.

Create a handy child sized messenger bag complete with extra pockets for small supplies, and use favorite fabrics to make it one-of-a-kind! Learn how to sew a Kids’ Messenger Bag here.

Easy Convertible Totebag/Backpack Tutorial Finished bag in tote mode.

This clever tote doubles as a back pack! The straps can be used over the shoulder tote bag style, or converted to slip on both arms like a back pack. Click here to find the Convertible Tote Backpack Tutorial.

Toddler Backpack Tutorial

This little backpack is just the right size for holding a little snack, a book, and a favorite friend for a trip to preschool. Find out How to Sew a Toddler Backpack here.

This roomy messenger bag is also very green, made with recycled billboard materials. The recycled material is also very easy to wipe clean, and makes a sturdy bag. Learn how to make a recycled Billboard Messenger Bag here.

Notebook and Binder Organizers

Turn a basic, boring binder into a fully functional organizer with an easy-to-access front zipper pocket with pencil slots, two pockets inside and a pocket in the back with a snap flap closure. It also has cute handles to carry your binder in style! Click here to find the Binder Cover Tutorial.

Mini Charm Pack Notebook Tutorial 1200 x 803 We All Sew Blog

Cover a plain composition notebook with a fun patchwork cover. The perfect sewing project to use up those scraps in your stash! Learn how to make a Mini Charm Pack Notebook Cover here.

This handy pen and pencil case is made to fit in a 3-ring binder, always handy and never left behind! Get the Zipper Binder Pencil Pouch tutorial here.

Jeans Composition Book Cover

In just a couple of hours you can turn an old pair of jeans into a composition book cover that your back to school teen is sure to love. Learn how to make a Recycled Jeans Notebook Cover here.

DIY Sketchbook and pen case

This handy organizer has two large pockets perfect for holding notebooks, sketchbooks or journals along with special pens and pencils. Find out how to make a DIY Sketchbook Cover here.

Pencil/Supply Cases

This boxy zip pouch is large enough to hold all kinds of school supplies, and sews up super quick with a hexagon paper pieced cheater fabric. Click here to find the Hexie Block Zip Pouch tutorial.

Sewing Tutorial for a zippered pouch with a chalk board on the front... so cute for back to school or for a teacher appreciation gift

This clever zip pouch is made with a mini chalk board! Kids can use it to write notes to themselves or just to doodle on during the day. (This project would also make a great teacher appreciation gift). Find the tutorial to make a Zipper Pencil Case with Chalk Board here.

This handy school supply case includes spaces to store all your school goodies! Get the Open Wide Pencil Case tutorial here.

Two pocket pencil pouch

Make a handy supply case with two roomy zip pouches and a strap to keep the pouch secured to a notebook or binder. Learn how to make a Two Pocket Pencil Case here.

Vinyl Zip Pouch Tutorial - different sizes

These cute zip pouches include a clear, see-through window to view what’s inside at a glance. Make the size that fits your needs best, from tiny to large! Click to find the Rounded Vinyl Zip Pouch tutorial.

DIY Dachshund Pencil Pouch

It’s a well-known fact that little ones lose school supplies faster than you can procure them. The solution: Let their new best buddy keep track of their pencils. This zipper pouch is so cute your little one won’t want to part with it, problem solved! Get the Dachshund Pencil Case pattern and tutorial here.


This sweet school supply pouch is sized to hold more than just pencils and pens. This little pouch is good for adults too, make an extra pouch for yourself or as a gift. Click here to find the DIY Stationery Pouch Tutorial.

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