Easy sewing projects

Easy sewing projects

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Simple sewing projects that require little time, fabric and are perfect for the times you want a quick sew. You’ll find scrapbusting projects here and all of these ideas can be made by beginning sewists on up.

fabric yoyo, DIY zipper bag and scrunchies

Piece of cake DIY: How to make chair cushions

So you’re sitting down to eat and think, wow, I do love this uncomfortable chair. Just kidding–that’s literally never crossed your mind! I do bet you’ve thought how can I make this chair more comfortable and add a little bit of color? That’s why we’re talking about how to make chair cushions….

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Winter sewing projects to make right now

It’s midwinter and fighting the cold is always a thing, so why not spend a little time making some winter sewing projects. Here are 11 different winter sewing projects for you to make right now. There’s DIY winter accessories, DIY scarves to sew, and even some sweaters that’ll sew up quickly. Whatever…

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How to make a fabric yoyo and pretty up your scraps

We’re taking a TARDIS trip back to my childhood with today’s tutorial: how to make a fabric yoyo. My fascination with yoyos began in elementary school. My Mom started making fabric yoyos by the hundreds as a border for a commemorative quilt for my school. I loved seeing the little circles become…

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10 minute full slip tutorial

Today I’m showing you how to make a slip from an old camisole. I love wearing dresses, but often you come across fabric that doesn’t sit well on its own. Maybe it’s semi-translucent, maybe it’s clingy. When you have fabrics like this, a lining is a great option. But what if you…

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How to make a velvet twist headband

Do you do this? Do you ever walk casually past the accessories in stores and think, hey, can I make that? That very thing brings me to today’s project–the velvet twist headband. It’s part ear warmer, part headband plus it’s a fast and easy project that takes hardly any fabric. Bonus: this…

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How to make a chic velvet infinity scarf

As I send off 2 of my boys to go skiing this morning, I’m reminded that it is indeed in the thick of scarf season. One of my favorite things about making DIY scarves (besides staying warm!) is how they can be a quick intro to working with fabrics you may not…

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How to sew a scrunchie 3 ways

Scrunchies are back and they’re much more fun than the 80s and 90s the last time I tried to pretend that my fine hair could handle them. They’ve been popping up in stores in corduroy, velvet, faux fur and all manner of glittery fancy fabrics that Full House never saw. We’ll talk…

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How to make a faux fur pom pom

Today I’m showing you how to make a faux fur pom pom. I’ve been seeing faux fur pom poms everywhere of late! And why not–they’re such a great winter embellishment for anything from socks to hair ties. The cool thing too is that they’re really fast to make and they need almost…

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Make a snugly DIY neck warmer scarf

Winter is coming, so why not make yourself a snugly DIY neck warmer? The cold continues here in Colorado, and I’ve been wearing my own neck warmer scarf for the last week. Boy howdy has it been helping me stay toasty! This neck warmer sports a cool separating zipper which gives it…

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Make a festive DIY woven rug mug

Today I’m going to show you how to make a DIY woven rug mug. I love fabric coasters in general. They’re a great way to use up random scraps in your stash. Plus they make quick, fun handmade gifts. These ones are made from wool sweater scraps. We’re freeform weaving them onto…

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How to make a fringe scarf

DIY scarves are one of the easiest handmade gifts, so let’s talk about how to make a fringe scarf. Whenever the leaves start falling off the trees, my brain turns to DIY scarves. I’ve made them from felted sweaters, fabric scraps, fleece, and just about anything that’s warm and colorful. I recently…

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Make your own DIY denim flowers

I’m always experimenting with different ways to use up scraps of good fabric, and these DIY denim flowers are my new favorite. With a few random scraps of fabric, I’ll show you how to assemble these DIY fabric flowers and then give you some ideas for how to use them. Best yet,…

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Sew a DIY waterproof zipper bag

As I’ve been talking about laminated fabrics, I wanted to bring them together in this simple DIY waterproof zipper bag. This little project will give you a chance to practice your laminated fabric skillz, learn how to sew a boxed corner, plus you’ll get a cute bag to hold your makeup or…

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