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15 Easy Small Sewing Projects You Will Love

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Are you looking for quick and delightful small sewing projects that don’t consume your entire day? Whether you want to craft adorable gifts or add a touch of charm to your home decor, we’ve got you covered!

Our extensive collection features a plethora of easy projects, and the best part is that most of them come with free downloadable patterns.

Small sewing projects

These projects are designed to cater to beginners with basic sewing skills, making them accessible to anyone who owns a sewing machine and some matching thread.

Moreover, many of these projects can be completed using fabric scraps, allowing you to unleash your creativity without breaking the bank.

By exploring our compilation of small sewing projects, you’ll discover an array of delightful options to suit various occasions.

From an easy project and stylish accessories to charming home accents, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply want to indulge in a fun and rewarding sewing endeavor, our collection is sure to inspire you.

So, grab your sewing machine, gather your supplies, and embark on a delightful journey of creating beautiful and personalized items.

sewing pattern library

With these easy-to-follow free pattern, and your imaginative touch, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in just a short amount of time.

Start sewing today and enjoy the satisfaction of making something truly special with your own hands.

Discover a treasure trove of free sewing patterns in our exclusive sewing resource library. Unleash your creativity and find a delightful and straightforward sewing project that will bring joy to your crafting endeavors.

With an array of options at your fingertips, it’s time to embark on your next sewing adventure. Without further ado, let’s delve into the realm of these exciting beginner sewing projects that are sure to inspire and delight you and PS each simple sewing project makes great gifts.

Small Sewing Projects 

1. Fabric bins

DIY fabric baskets

Introducing the versatile fabric basket, a must-have for organizing your scrap fabric, notions, and sewing supplies. This delightful creation is available in five different sizes, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and seasoned sewists.

Not only does it serve a practical purpose, but it also adds a touch of color coordination to your sewing room.

This fabric basket project is a perfect way to showcase your sewing skills while keeping your crafting space tidy. With its customizable sizes, you can choose the option that best suits your storage needs.

Whether you’re looking to neatly store small fabric remnants or larger sewing essentials, this basket has got you covered.

The simplicity of this project makes it an excellent choice for beginners, providing an opportunity to practice foundational sewing techniques.

Additionally, as you explore the various sizes available, you can create a set of coordinated fabric baskets that are a great way to bring harmony to your sewing room.

2. Simple drawstring bag

small sewing projects

If you enjoy giving handmade gifts, then look no further than this delightful creation. The drawstring bag is not only a joy to make but also makes for a thoughtful and personalized gift. With its versatility, you can easily craft a regular drawstring bag or even a practical wet bag for your upcoming beach adventure.

The beauty of this gift lies in its usefulness and charm. Every recipient I’ve gifted this bag to has put it to good use and happily incorporated it into their daily routines. From storing essentials to carrying items on the go, this bag proves to be a reliable companion for various purposes.

Whether you choose to create a simple drawstring bag or a water-resistant wet bag, the process is filled with enjoyment and creativity. Your loved ones will appreciate the effort and care put into crafting such a practical and stylish handmade gift.

So, let your imagination soar as you select the perfect fabric and add your personal touch to each bag. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to brighten someone’s day, this handmade drawstring bag is sure to be cherished and utilized with gratitude.

3. Pretty Tote Bag

small sewing projects

There is a PDF sewing pattern in our sewing library. I used a beautiful floral color, but you can use any cotton fabric you love. You can also line the fabric or use water-resistant fabric. I have made several of these and use them for grocery shopping to put my groceries in. I also have one I use when I travel to store my sewing crafts in one place. 

4. Duffel bag

Our friends at Happiest Camper have a great post with an easy tutorial for a duffel bag. Definitely check out the duffel bag post if you are wanting to make one of those. You can definitely put a personal touch by using some fun sewing fabrics.

5. Jar Opener Gripper

jar opener gripper

Whether you live in a house or RV, the Jar opener gripper is a quick project and makes the perfect project for the kitchen. You will find the video tutorial here on our YouTube channel. 

6. Table runner

This is a great project if you are looking for simple projects. It’s a great addition to your kitchen table, and you can make several table runners to change out for the different holidays and seasons. 

7. Hair scrunchie

How to sew a hair scrunchie

Any of us who have long hair, love our hair scrunchies. This is simple enough for beginner sewers, and with just a few supplies you can make several and change out your hair look daily. 

8. Sunglass Case

small sewing projects

The best sewing projects are simple, and this is definitely the perfect beginner sewing project. You simply need fabric, fusible foam and be able to sew straight lines. It takes about 30 minutes to create one, and the good news is that it protects your sunglasses or glasses.

9. Apron 

Sewing Pattern for Egg Gathering apron

Every little girl has a memory of baking with their grandmother, and what would make it even more special than for her to have her own apron. These are great ideas to give as handmade gifts from a grandmother to a granddaughter for Christmas or a birthday.  There is a PDF pattern in our sewing library so you know through the step-by-step tutorials how to cut your apron. 

10. Fabric bookmarks

Corner bookmark

I have a stash of these corner fabric bookmarks. I love to read books and use them for marking my place without turning the page corner. It doesn’t take a lot of time and is the best way to hold your place in your favorite book. These also make great gift ideas, especially for Christmas stockings. 

11. Wine Gift Bag

Wine gift bag pattern

​This simple design doesn’t take much fabric, and it is great for special occasions when you are giving wine as a gift.  If you are new to sewing, this is great for a first sewing project. 

12. Reusable eye makeup pad

small sewing projects

Any sewing novice can make these makeup pads. You simply need a washcloth, cotton fabric, batting, and pinking shears. They are so easy to make and are at the top of the list of easy sewing projects. 

13. Simple Skirt

We love this simple skirt pattern from Happiest Camper. It’s so easy to make and is great for the sewing beginner. 

14. Heart Shaped Clutch

Isn’t this the cutest clutch? It’s from our friends at the Seam Whisperer. You can get the FREE tutorial on their website. 

15. Drawstring Purse

Embrace the charm of this adorable little purse, a versatile accessory that proves handy for a multitude of purposes. Its drawstring opening adds a touch of convenience, allowing you to effortlessly access your belongings in a swift and hassle-free manner.

This purse is the perfect companion for various occasions, whether you need a compact bag for your everyday essentials or a stylish organizer for your trinkets. Its compact size ensures that it can be easily carried wherever you go, making it a practical and fashionable addition to your accessories collection.

We hope you embrace the love of sewing and know that you can make so many small sewing projects no matter your skill level. If you ever have questions, make sure and ask in our Facebook group. Everyone in there are super helpful.

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