Cool and Easy Sewing Projects to Try

Needle and thread at the ready.

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Growing up, I was always envious of my mom's incredible sewing skills. She made it look so easy, and honestly, I've hoped to inherit her talent.

But of course, just like any other hobby — practice makes perfect. My mom didn't immediately master sewing, she had to practice. So maybe you have a sewing machine collecting dust because you've always wanted to try sewing, but don't know where to begin. 

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If you're looking for some super easy projects to get started, then keep reading. All you need is basic beginner's sewing skills to ace these crafts:

Snazzy Boot Socks

A perfect project to make for your little ones, these boot socks made out of old t-shirts add funky flair to a plain jane outfit. Make a pair for yourself, too.

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Rockin' Scarf

Nothing quite completes an outfit like an infinity scarf. No sewing machine? No problem. Take a hand needle and thread to stitch up the edges, and voila!

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Photo by: Harlem F. Logan

Harlem F. Logan

Make it: Infinity Scarf

Funky Throw Pillows

Here's another fun way to repurpose old t-shirts; these throw pillows make a great addition to a child's bedroom or playroom. 

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Jess Abbott

Plush Baby Blanket

Want to give a great baby shower gift? Simply sew together two pieces of super soft fabric to make this cozy blanket for baby. To personalize it more, add the baby's name or initials.

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Removable Headboard Cover

This adorable headboard slipcover includes a storage pocket to hold your child's favorite toys. Choose a fun fabric that goes with the theme of their room or opt for a more neutral pattern that will grow with them.

Comfy Pet Bed

Create a cozy spot for your furry friend to lounge around and nap during the day. This DIY pet bed keeps your dog snug as a bug with a fleece blanket that's attached to the bed.

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Dog Laying in Pet Bed with Blanket

Some dogs love to snuggle under covers.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Make it: DIY Pet Bed

Custom Curtains

It's no secret that curtains can come with a hefty price tag. Instead of forking out your hard-earned cash, add a dose of style to your windows with these chic Roman shades.

Dapper Bow Tie

Whether you're attending a wedding or another formal occasion, this easy-sew bow tie will add a dashing touch to the attire at an affordable price.

DIY Bow Tie

DIY Bow Tie

Why pay for an expensive piece of wedding wear when you can make it yourself at a fraction of the cost?

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Make it: Easy-Sew Bow Tie

Pretty Area Rug

Turn upholstery fabric into a beautiful area rug for your living room or entryway. Be sure to select a heavy-duty fabric that complements the room's color palette. 

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Decorative Toy Storage

Who said toy storage had to be boring? Make these fashionable storage bags that help organize your child's toys without looking ugly. They can easily tote toys from room to room without cluttering up the space.

Reversible Fabric Storage Bags Are Perfect for Toys

Reversible Fabric Storage Bags Are Perfect for Toys

Put the toys away in a stylish reversible storage bag.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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