If you love to sew, but have difficulties when it comes to finding the time to do so, these projects would be perfect for you. And guess what? You aren’t alone! Many people are looking for quick and fast sewing projects to do in a short amount of time. Not only are these quick, but they’re so easy you could extend the project time and include your family!
1. Pencil Bag
If your kids are begging for a new one this school year, have them pick out some fabric and make one yourself! Don’t be intimidated by the zipper, it’s one of the easiest ways to sew in a zipper providing you with great practice! Get the instructions from Crazy Little Projects.
2. Boot Socks
If you love the look of boot socks, try making some yourself! Instead of spending $15 a pair on boot socks, use your old sweaters to make some. Here is a tutorial from Infarrantly Creative.
This can be made in ten minutes. Seriously. Use old t-shirts to make these skirts great for rapidly growing children. All you have to do is add a waistband! Keep the original hem and seams, and you have a great, easy skirt! Get the super simple tutorial from Make It- Love It.
All you need is some stretchy fabric, and a sewing machine. Oh, and ten minutes! The perfect solution for a last minute outfit is a handmade maxi skirt. Find the tutorial here at Crazy Little Projects.
4. Pirate Hat
This would be perfect for a birthday party! Not only is this super easy to make, it is flexible and can be stored easily (without losing the shape of the project!) Tutorial can be found at Simple Simon and Company.
5. Messenger Bag
Made with your little diva in mind, this messenger bag would look adorable draped over the shoulder of a little girl! Or, it would look just as good draped over your shoulder at the grocery store. While this isn’t perfect for toting around snacks, it is great to grab on the go, stuffed only with your essentials. Tutorial here.
6. 5 Minute Bread Bag
You read that correctly, only five minutes are needed to make this! Use this darling bag to gift your neighbors with freshly baked goods, or just use it to keep your bread fresh! The best part? This is made from dishtowels. Get the tutorial here.
7. Pillow Sham
Spruce up your bedroom with these awesome DIY pillow shams! Envision sewing a giant envelope, and there is your pillow sham! Find the tutorial at Rambling Renovators.
8. Upcycle a Scarf
Give your old scarf a new life with this awesome tutorial from Keeping Up With Us Jones’. All you need is five minutes of your time, thread, an old scarf, a sewing machine, and some scissors. A kimono is a must have fashion staple, and making one is as easy as sewing three seams!
9. Tote Bags
One person can never have enough tote bags. Tote bags are great for carrying groceries or could even double as a lunch box. Some grocery stores offer a discount when shopping with reusable bags. Make these out of an old t-shirt and contact your local grocery store for information on reusable bags. The instructions can be found here!
10. Infinity Scarf
Scarves are the perfect fashion accessory for any season. Infinity scarves look so great that you may think sewing one requires a lot of effort. But guess what? Use this tutorial from Sweet C Designs to get your infinity scarf in five minutes.
11. DIY Swimsuit
High waisted swim suits are fashionable and a great way to hide any stomach bulge. Plus they’re a killer vintage look! Turn an old one piece into a great high waisted bikini with this tutorial from Hello There Handmade. Don’t scour the internet for your perfect swimsuit any longer, make one instead!
12. Heat Pack
Heat packs are an incredible solution to sore muscles, cramps, or cold feet! Wellness Mama has the perfect heat pack tutorial. In just thirty minutes your feet could be toasty, your muscles soothed, and your cramps relieved!
13. iPhone Charging Station
Instead of leaving your phone on the ground just to receive a full charge, create a charging station. A charging station helps to keep your phone off the ground, protecting it from the threat of a shattered screen. Get the tutorial here.
Another great DIY skirt idea. Turn one of your husbands old shirts into a great skirt for you. Use a button down shirt to create this fantastically vintage skirt from Megan Nielsen.
If you are needing inspiration to dress up your table this season, try finding it in a DIY project. This tutorial from My 3 Monsters is a great way to personalize and make your table festive, without spending a fortune!
16. Cord Keeper
Leafy Treetop had an idea sure to keep your charging cables in check and organized. Don;t worry about untangling any longer. Consider making one in a different color of fabric for each family member. That way, everyone remembers who’s belongs to whom.
17. Chapstick Holder
Crazy Little Projects has a great idea for those of you who can never finish a tube of chapstick because it’s always lost! In just ten minutes, you can make a chapstick holder to attach to your keys. You’ll always have smooth lips now!
18. Place Mats
Take your DIY table decorations a step further with these creative place mats from Tater Tots and Jello. The sewed in pocket is a great way to keep napkins from blowing away in the spring breeze!
Headbands can turn an outfit from drab to fab. Unfortunately, cute headbands can come at a price. Sometimes even $12 a headband! Save money and use these DIY headband instructions from Flamingo Toes. Plus, you can size the headbands according to your personal preference! Say goodbye to too tight hair accessories!
It can be a bit worrisome when your toddler begins to spend a lot of time playing on the floor. Let’s face it, no matter how often you vacuum or mop your floors, chances are, your floor still isn’t clean enough. Keep your kids safe and away from harmful bacteria with this DIY playmat.
Perfect as a gift to the new parents in your life. These receiving blankets are perfect for cuddling a newborn baby. Plus, they’re easy to make with these instructions from Ella Claire.
22. Burp Cloths
Another great gift idea would be these great DIY burp cloths. New mothers can never have enough burp cloths, and these are easy to make! Instructions here.
23. Lamp Shade
Take your sewing skills and create an incredible DIY lampshade, courtesy of All Free Sewing.
A chef can never have too many aprons! Realistically, you need one to match every outfit and color scheme! Luckily, it is easy to expand your apron options with this tutorial from All Free Sewing. All you need is an old pillowcase!
This wallet only requires three stitches. The pattern can be found at Craftsy and is sure to delight anyone in your family that has money!
Create a last minute gift for a child in your life with this great pattern. This great plush elephant has a vintage feel, making it the perfect addition to any playroom.
27. Fabric Bowl Cover
Instead of covering your potluck dishes with aluminum foil and plastic wrap, go for something a bit more stylish. Fun fabric bowl covers are a great way to stand out from the pot lucking crowd, and it’s a great way to know exactly what’s yours! Find the instructions here.
28. Reusable Paper Towels
Be kind to the Earth and your budget with these amazing reusable paper towels from Craftsy.
29. Pillow Bed
It’s Always Autumn swears that this is a staple to movie watching at home! Use pillows and an old twin sheet to make this great pillow bed.
30. Baby Blocks
DIY this safe and educational toy for your infant. Blocks help stimulate brain development and the development of fine motor skills. They’re also safe to play with! Pattern can be found at Wren Handmade.