20 Quick & Easy Sewing Projects [Tutorials]


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There’s almost nothing more exciting and fulfilling in the crafting world than taking fantastic fabric and coordinating notions and sewing them into something handmade, functional, and fun for your home or family.

To celebrate National Sewing Machine Day on September 10th, I’ve rounded up 20 easy sewing projects including everything from home and baby to quilt and fashion projects. Whether you’re an experienced sewer looking for an easy afternoon project or a beginner trying to figure out your machine and make your first project, there’s something here for everyone!

Are you looking for more easy sewing projects for beginners? Add a bit of cheer to your home, try making this simple fabric flower pot! Need a place to stash your fabrics and sewing supplies? These fun DIY storage bins are the perfect storage solution.

Pillows

Some of the simplest and most gratifying sewing projects to make are pillows. In just minutes you can have a new accessory for your couch, bed, or playroom in any fabric you wish. You can even make teeny-tiny pillows to keep your hands warm in your pockets.

1. Envelope Pillows

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Source: Delia Creates

Don’t fret over zippers or hand-sewing. Use this thorough tutorial to make easy-on, easy-off covers for every pillow in your home.

2. 5-Minute Throw Pillow

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Source: The Homes I Have Made

If you can thread your machine and sew a straight line, you can have new throw pillows in minutes. You’ll love this simple pillow hack!

3. Pillowcases

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Source: Make It and Love It

Mix and match your favorite cotton fabrics to make one-of-a kind pillowcases. With endless fabric and pattern options, you can make unique cases for the entire household.

4. Floor Pouf

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Source: eHow

Store-bought poofs can be quite expensive, but they are quite simple to make yourself. This easy-to-follow tutorial shows you not only how to construct a poof but how to customize your fabric, too.

5. Pillow Bed

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Source: It’s Always Autumn

Make movie watching and book reading a little more comfy for the kids with a pillow bed made from a twin bed sheet.

Totes & Bags

Another simple and fun project for beginners is a bag. Tutorials abound for totes in every shape and size imaginable, but here are a few of my favorites for beginners.

6. Reversible Tote

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Source: Dana Made It

Made of sturdy canvas in bright colors, you get two different bags from one project!

7. Basic Zipper Pouch

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Source: See Kate Sew

Store pencils, crayons, cosmetics, and other small items in these simple zippered pouches.

8. Large Tote

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Source: My Daily Bubble

Carry everything you need for the whole family to the beach, park or lake in an oversized, reversible bag. Make it out of oil-cloth or vinyl to protect contents from water!

9. Mesh Laundry Bag

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Source: The Inspired Wren

Keep your suitcase organized and your dirty laundry separated with these simple and cheery mesh laundry bags.

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Kids & Toys

Whether as a gift or “just because,” kids love little handmade toys. These projects are simple and inexpensive, requiring few skills and small amounts of fabric.

10. Crayon Roll

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Source: Pretty Prudent

Keep crayons with you at all times to keep the little ones busy with a simple and handy crayon roll. Amp up the cuteness factor by combining several coordinating fabrics. You can also extend this idea and make a coloring apron for your crafty kid!

11. Baby Blocks

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Source: Wren Handmade

Mix and match coordinating fabrics into patchwork blocks for baby. This is a great project for perfecting boxed out corners.

12. Terry & Flannel Burp Cloths

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Source: The Homes I Have Made

Every mom needs a set of good burp cloths. If you can make a pillow, you can make these soft and absorbent burp cloths from terry cloth and flannel!

13. Knit Baby Blankets

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Source: Make It and Love It

A handmade gift is always an extra-special way to welcome a new baby. These receiving blankets are surprisingly simple and easy to customize in favorite colors or a nursery theme.

14. Sock Monkey

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Source: Craft Passion

While endless fabric options exist, don’t forget to look to other mediums to create neat projects. These monkey friends constructed from socks make for cozy and adorable little toys.

Quilts

Quilts are the pinnacle of projects for sewers. They often include fancy patterns and a multitude of fabrics, making them overwhelming for a novice. Don’t be discouraged though, a quilt can be a great beginner sewing project! Just start out with one of these simple patterns. If a quilt is still a bit much for you, try this patchwork door stopper.

15. Triangle Quilt

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Source: See Kate Sew

This sweet little quilt came together in just an hour. You have to click over to see the clever trick that makes this project so simple!

16. Rainbow Quilt

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Source: So You Think You’re Crafty

Don’t let the colors and pattern fool you, this simple quilt is easy to plan out and assemble thanks to this complete tutorial.

17. Four Patch Quilt

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Source: Diary of a Quilter

Combine a set of your favorite fabrics in this easy-as-it-gets patchwork quilt.

Clothes

Sewing clothing can be a fun and fulfilling endeavor, but executing harder techniques like zippers, darts, and rounded seams and getting the fit just right can frustrate new sewers. If you want to make some of your own clothes, start with these simple beginner projects.

18. Pencil Skirt

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Source: Dana Made It

Turn some fantastic (and forgiving!) knit fabric into a sleek and comfortable pencil skirt in just minutes.

19. Simple Skirt

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Source: Make It and Love It

Kids’ clothes are often cheaper and easier to make because they require less fabric and the fit is easier to get right. Start out with these simple skirts you can whip up in no time.

20. Pajama Pants

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Source: Melly Sews

Pajama pants are another easy project to practice some of the more complicated seams and construction methods. Once you figure it out, make coordinating sets for the whole family!

Sewing is a fun, creative, and gratifying hobby. Even if you’ve never sewn before, there are now endless tutorials and videos to help you get started right in the comfort of your own home. Once you master the basics, practice really does make perfect, and you’ll be whipping up homemade creations in no time.


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