Cool and Easy Sewing Projects to Try
Needle and thread at the ready.
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.
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.
Make it: Upcycled Boot Socks
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!
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.
Make it: Upcycled Decorative Throw Pillows
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.
Make it: Double-Sided Baby Blanket
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.
Make it: DIY Pet Bed
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.
Make it: Easy 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.
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.
Make it: Upholstery Fabric Rug
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.
Make it: Reversible Fabric Storage Bag