Easy Sewing Projects To Try

No need to be wary of these sewing projects. They really are easy, promise! Whether you’re in the mood to make something warm and cozy like gloves or a scarf, or want to try your hand at up-cycling some pieces of clothes you no longer wear, we’ve got you covered. These are simple projects that both beginners and novices alike can stitch up, no problem. So dust off that sewing machine and get ready to whip up some sewing-project magic with these 75 easy DIY projects.


1. Sweater Beanie: Recycle your sweater into some cozy new accessories like this beanie. (via A Beautiful Mess)


2. Skinny Jeans: Update those old bootcut jeans lurking in your closet by turning them into skinny jeans.


3. Cable Knit Lampshade: Get your room all comfy with this sweater-inspired lampshade. (via Farm Fresh Therapy)


4. Lavender Heat Packs: Heat packs make an easy gift for a neighbor, friend or teacher. They’re a great way to use up fabric strips and they smell soooo good. (via Lil Mrs Tori)


5. Black Faux Leather Clutch: This black faux leather clutch costs less than $5 to make and can be sewn in under an hour. Talk about the perfect afternoon sewing project. (via The Felted Fox)


6. Baby Headbands: Perfect for the boho babe, these pretty headbands are the cutest thing ever.


7. Fabric Keychains: The best DIY gift is something that everyone will actually use. These keychains are easy enough you can whip up a whole batch in just an hour. (via My So Called Crafty Life)


8. Tie-Dyed Gift Bags: Have fun dip dyeing these gift bags and then fill them with little treasures as a party favor or stocking stuffer. (via Shift Ctrl Art)


9. Flannel Scarves: Made with a rich, luxe flannel shirt, these are simple to sew but are sure to impress. (via Delia Creates)


10. Seat Cushions: Keep your outdoor seating classy with some colorful cushions. They are so easy to make that you can change ‘em up every summer to keep them looking fresh.

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11. Credit Card Wallet: We love our purses, but sometimes it’s nice to just have something you can tuck in your back pocket when you’re running out to do errands. (via My So Called Green Life)


12. Fringe Purse: This cute leather fringe purse is a great first project for sewing newbies. It’s also the perfect size to hold makeup or money in your purse. (via A Beautiful Mess)


13. Easy Clutch: Treat yourself to this fierce little number and you’ll be set for chic accessories. (via Luri and Wilma)


14. Cozy Mittens: Make these adorable mittens from an old sweater. The only “trick” is to open your thumb a little to make your new mittens more roomy and comfy.


15. Wallet Organizer: You won’t need a lot of fabric for these bad boys. Plus they sew up quickly, making them great gifts for holding stuff like iPhones, jump drives, memory cards, credit cards, business cards, cash, notes, memo pads, etc… (via LBG Studio)


16. Leather Tablet: Stylish, protective and tablet-friendly, leather is much easier to work with than you’d expect.


17. Faux Fur Scarf: This faux fur scarf is lined with fleece and is a bit wider than a regular scarf. You’ll get that blanket scarf feeling but still look as glamorous as ever. (via Riva la Diva)

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18. Quilted Box Pouch: Don’t let the zipper deter you from trying this little DIY — it’s really simple once you get the hang of it. Plus, these bags are amazing for all kinds of storage. (via Fort Worth Studios)


19. Reversible Tote: This tote is the ideal size for a grab-and-go bag. It is big enough to hold all your essentials, yet small enough for a quick trip to the store. (via Haberdashery Fun)


20. Ruffled Hem: Make those sweaters last one more season by adding a ruffled hem to the bottom. Not only is it adorable, it will add a couple inches to the length. (via It’s Always Autumn)

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21. Scrap Fabric Napkins: Be green, but also very stylish with these bright, colorful napkins made out of little fabric scraps you have around the house. (via Studio BeauVert)


22. Simple Leather Tote: Head to a thrift store and hunt down a leather skirt to make this project super cost effective. (via Kojo Designs)


23. Notebook Tea Cloths: Wouldn’t these just be the most adorable teacher’s gift? (via Say Yes)


24. Kimono: Cozy up with this easy-to-sew, modern take on a kimono. (viaFrancois et Moi)


25. Headwrap Bands: These are perfect for getting your hair out of your eyes at the gym or while running errands. They’re another easy-peasy craft you can make out of scraps you have laying around your craft space. (via Delia Creates)


26. Outdoor Pillows: Here are three options to decorate your outdoor space with big, colorful pillows. You actually probably have most of the items you need sitting around your house right now. (via A Beautiful Mess)


26. Lumbar Pillow: Make this extra long lumbar pillow using, wait for it… a table runner! (via Liz Marie)

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27. Lace Skirt: Recycle a pencil skirt by adding a feminine lace overlay. (via Pearls and Scissors)


28. Business Card Wallet: Quit losing your business cards at the bottom of your purse and make one of these cute little card holders. (via A Spoonful of Sugar)


29. Canvas Totes: Play around with the measurements to get the exact size you need. These bags would work great as a library tote, pool/beach bag, shopping bag or anything else you could possible use a giant tote for. (via The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood)


30. Swing Dress: Loose and flowy, this bright dress is a breeze to whip together and we are obsessed with that color. (via Merrick’s Art)

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31. Geometric Pouch: An easy intro to quilting, this pouch is perfect for keeping little things from getting lost in your purse. (via Sew Delicious)


32. Easy Blouse: Pick out any fabric you want and then add a couple quick seams to make a simply beautiful blouse. (via Marina Bebe)


33. Drawstring Travel Bag: Add some gold lettering for a super trendy bag to take to the beach this summer. Instead of iron-on lettering, just add the letters with a gold pen to make things easier. (via Sew DIY)


34. Easy Baby Blanket: Baby blankets are the best for snuggling your newborn. This tutorial is the easiest baby-blanket tutorial ever and it will make for a great shower gift. (via A Joyful Riot)


35. Leather iPad Case: Dress up your iPad in a super svelte, super DIY-able leather case. (via Almost Makes Perfect)


36. Book Clutch: Anyone else love the look of old books? Well, head to the thrift store for some old hardbacks and make these adorable zipper clutches. (via See Kate Sew)


37. Leather Passport Holder: This project comes together really quickly and would be an awesome bon voyage gift for someone who’s embarking on an epic adventure. (via Lovely Indeed)


38. Sequin Pillow: Keep your eye out for a sequined top or skirt you can recycle to make this glam throw pillow. (via Sister’s Suitcase)


39. Yoga Bag: You’ll be the most stylish girl at the gym with this colorful yoga mat bag.


40. Gold-Dipped Tote Bag: We’re all about the gold-dipped look on this pretty tote bag.


41. Sequin Heart Patch: Add some color to those monochromatic pieces in your wardrobe with a sparkly sequin patch or two. (via Swell Mayde)


42. Color Block Pillowcase: Changing the pillows on your bed can give your whole room a facelift. Major bonus: These fab color blocked pillows take less than an hour to make. (via The Red Thread)


43. Geometric Pillows: We think these fluffs are a must for your spring redecorating plans. Why be square when you can add eight sides and a bunch of tassels?


44. Dog Toys: Save some dollars and try making your own dog toys this year. Best part is that your puppy won’t judge you for your crooked seams. (via May Richer Fuller Be)


45. Fabric Heart Coasters: A great hostess gift any time of the year, these coasters will show your coffee table some love. (via Thirty Handmade Days)


46. Earbud Pouch: There is nothing more annoying than having to untangle your earbuds from a huge knot. Keep them tidy and knot free with this cute little pouch. (via Dog Under My Desk)


47: Feather Dishtowel: Spruce up your kitchen with some colorful towels and trendy feather silhouettes. (via Flamingo Toes)


48. Pot Holders: Have even more fabric scraps left over? Coordinate your scraps to make these pretty pot holders for your kitchen. (via Miss Mary)


49. Linen Napkins: How fabulous is the ombre lining on these napkins? (via Purl Bee)


50. Woven Rag Rug: Technically it’s weaving, not sewing, but this sweet rug would be a really cool addition to your kitchen or laundry room. (via A Beautiful Mess)


51. Blanket Cape: Sometimes all you want to do is walk around in a blanket. Well, now you can. (via Kollabora)


52. Rug: Turn an inexpensive rug into a multi-colored clutch with this tutorial. The thick, woven texture is spot on for fall. (via Plan B)


54. Fringed Clutch: Add a boho vibe to your outfit by dressing up that basic black clutch with a hand-woven fringe. (via Design Sponge)


55. Tiny Zipper Pouch: This convenient little bag is a must for all you travel addicts out there. (via Lovely Indeed)


56. Lace Shorts: Amp up your old summer shorts with some lace trim… or just lace the whole thing for an extra feminine pair of bloomers. (viaSincerely Kinsey)


57. Crinkle Baby Toy: Is there anything more precious than baby toys? This crinkly toy will be the hit of every baby shower. (via Prudent Baby)

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58. Leather Fringe Bag: Be prepared for any adventure with a little carry-all bag you can take any and everywhere. (via Sincerely Kinsey)


59. Button Lunch Bags: Dress up your daily bag lunch with a colorful and reusable lunch bag. (via Purl Bee)


60. Metallic Gem: You can use these for just about anything or stuff them with jewelry to give away as gifts. (via See Kate Sew)


61. Crochet Trim Tank: Transform a tank top by adding some lace inserts for extra room and extra style points. (via Trash to Couture)


62. Leather Dipped Pillows: Use some throw pillows you already have to make this the simplest room makeover ever.


63. Sweater Tech: You know when you accidentally wash a sweater and it shrinks to doll size? Instead of throwing it away, make an awesome case for your iPad or tablet. (via Design Love Fest)

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64. Bow Back Sweatshirt: This easy project takes less than two hours and is great to wear as the season changes over from winter to spring. (via Sincerely Kinsey)


65. Tote: You can never have too many totes. This shiny leather one gives your groceries an instant upgrade. (via Project 22)


66. iPad Clutch: You’ll definitely never lose your tablet if you store it in this brilliant yellow case. (via In Honor of Design)

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67. Polar Bear Tablet Case: You could make this case with the silhouette of your favorite animal, but the polar bear is pretty cute for these colder months. (via Sincerely Kinsey)


68. Easy Circle Skirt: Swirl into warmer weather with this bold skirt. The DIY is so simple you can make one in every color. (via Merrick’s Art)


69. Simple Tulle Skirt: Channel Carrie Bradshaw and wear this flirty skirt to all your holiday events. (via Cotton and Curls)


70. Fringed Kimono: Made with scarves, you don’t have to have a machine to make this kimono because there are only two straight stitches and a bit of seam tape. (via House of Earnest)


71. Flannel Throw: Perfect for holiday gifts, make sure you get enough fabric to make a blanket for yourself. Trust us, you’ll want one of these snug and soft guys. (via Let’s Go Sunning)


72. Five Star Project: Give yourself a gold star… on your shirt. You deserve it.


73. Faux Fur Winter Hat: This is one of the coolest, most-stylish Ikea hacks we’ve seen so far. Make yourself into a snowbunny princess this season with this fluffy faux fur hat. (via Kristi Murphy)


74. Pom Pom Cowl: We’re always a fan of the pom pom, and we especially love the mixture of two different colors on these snazzy scarves. (via The Purl Bee)


75. Knee Patch: Forget the elbow patch and put these leather hearts on your knees instead. (via Flattery)

What easy sewing projects have you been working on lately? Adding any more to the list? Share your projects with us in the comments below!

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