Felt Rocket Sewing Craft for Kids


A simple sewing craft for kids, this Felt Rocket Craft for Kids is a great first sewing project for kids – no fancy stitches, no stuffing that may pull out precarious stitches, and a super simple printable pattern to ensure your rocket actually ends up looking like a rocket!

A super simple step-by-step tutorial for how to make a felt rocket. A great first sewing project for kids, especially reluctant sewers.

DIY Felt Rocket Craft

This super simple felt sewing project uses a free printable template and just some felt and thread to create homemade rocket toys!

These rockets can be used to make finger puppets, ornaments, or even added to a canvas to make a 3D space craft. It’s a great way to encourage kids who may be reluctant to learn how to sew, especially if they love science and rockets.

Sewing is such an underrated life skill but it has enormous value. Not only can you fix your clothing and avoid excess waste, but you can learn to make or alter clothing to suit your personal needs or tastes. (How many of us have passed up a nearly perfect shirt because it needed a small alteration, or struggled to find something that fit our needs?)

Plus, it’s a great fine motor skill for kids and can be a wonderful meditative activity.

Whenever we need to cut out intricate shapes from felt, I always grab some freezer paper and use the freezer paper trick to cut out our felt shapes, but good-quality felt also makes all the difference.

If the intricate details of this Felt Rocket craft are too difficult for your beginning sewer, I would suggest using a fabric puffy paint for the smaller details and using some felt or hot glue to attach tiny pom poms instead of those little tiny circles.

I love to pair our crafts with a book, and Ella suggest pairing this with The Guinness Book of Science and Stuff. This is the book that taught Ella how to read – it contains awesome photographs along with short blurbs, and the pictures were often interesting enough to encourage her to decipher the text. It was so hard to get this girl excited to read, but this book was our “magic bullet.”

You could also pair this book with Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker, the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.

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Materials to Sew a Felt Rocket

  • Felt
  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper and iron (if using the freezer paper trick)
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Rocket Template

Tip: if some of the smaller pieces of this sewing project are too tricky, use fabric puffy paint to add details.

How to Sew a Felt Rocket

Select felt fabrics for the rocket craft.

Trace the template patterns onto freezer paper and iron onto the felt. (Or trace the template pattern directly on the felt if not using the freezer paper method.)

Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns. 

Grab the 2 circle cutouts and any one of the bullet pattern cutouts (the rocket base shape). Place the 2 circles on the rocket base and stitch around the sides to attach them. Do running stitches around the sides to attach the round felt cutouts with the rocket base. This is the front part of the rocket.

Grab the rest of the pattern cutouts. Place the small flame pattern on the big flame pattern. You can stitch the flame patterns together or keep them unstitched in this step.   

Place the top corner part of the rocket and place it on the top corner of the front rocket base. Place the other rocket base under the front rocket base. Make sure that the sides of all pieces are levelled.

Start to stitch around the sides to attach the pieces together.

Do not stitch all the way towards the bottom side, stop stitching along the midway. Place the 2 side parts (the triangles) and the flame patterns between the rocket bases.

Flatten the rocket bases after placing the triangle and the flame patterns between the base layers. Now place the trapezium shaped pattern along the bottom side of the rocket base (above the flame).

Continue to stitch along the side to attach all felt patterns together.

Once the stitching is complete, tie a knot and draw the needle between the rocket base layer. Draw the needle out again and then cut off extra thread.

 

Pin this Easy Sewing Project for Kids:

How to sew a felt rocket using a free printable template. Sewing is such an essential life skill and this is a great first sewing project for reluctant sewers! Use as an ornament, finger puppet or add to a painting

Grab your free printable instructions for our felt rocket sewing project and don’t forget to grab your free Rocket Template:

Yield: 1 felt rocket

Felt Rocket Sewing Craft for Kids

Felt Rocket Sewing Craft for Kids

A simple sewing project for kids to make felt rockets - use as finger puppets or make into ornaments!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt
  • Thread
  • Rocket Template

Tools

  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper and iron (if using the freezer paper trick)
  • Needle

Instructions

  1. Select felt fabrics for the rocket craft.
  2. Trace the template patterns onto freezer paper and iron onto the felt. (Or trace the template pattern directly on the felt if not using the freezer paper method.)
  3. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns. 
  4. Grab the 2 circle cutouts and any one of the bullet pattern cutouts (the rocket base shape). Place the 2 circles on the rocket base and stitch around the sides to attach them. Do running stitches around the sides to attach the round felt cutouts with the rocket base. This is the front part of the rocket.
  5. Grab the rest of the pattern cutouts. Place the small flame pattern on the big flame pattern. You can stitch the flame patterns together or keep them unstitched in this step.   
  6. Place the top corner part of the rocket and place it on the top corner of the front rocket base. Place the other rocket base under the front rocket base. Make sure that the sides of all pieces are levelled.
  7. Start to stitch around the sides to attach the pieces together.
  8. Do not stitch all the way towards the bottom side, stop stitching along the midway. Place the 2 side parts (the triangles) and the flame patterns between the rocket bases.
  9. Flatten the rocket bases after placing the triangle and the flame patterns between the base layers. Now place the trapezium shaped pattern along the bottom side of the rocket base (above the flame).
  10. Continue to stitch along the side to attach all felt patterns together.
  11. Once the stitching is complete, tie a knot and draw the needle between the rocket base layer. Draw the needle out again and then cut off extra thread.
© Jennifer Tammy
Project Type: Sewing Project for Kids / Category: Crafts

Sewing is such an essential life skill that your kids will be so thankful for having learned! This simple rocket sewing project is a great way to get kids excited to learn how to sew.

Check out some of our other easy sewing projects for kids, like our Angel Finger Puppet Craft or our Unicorn Felt Sewing Project.

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