When I was growing up, my mom was always sewing. I inherited my love of fabrics and DIY sewing projects from her. Now, I have my own box of patterns and fabric and various ideas for creating new things for myself, my girls, or my home. I enjoy pulling out my sewing machine to turn something old into something new. It’s also fun to make matching things for the girls, or to create something at home that I can’t find in a store.
Here are a few cool ideas for easy DIY sewing projects I’d like to try to make! Some of these are easy enough that Sunshine could help make them. She’s been asking to learn to sew lately, which is inspiring me to get back at some projects. Maybe these ideas will inspire you as well!
DIY Tea Cozy: Elizabeth uses lots of pictures and clear instructions to show how to make an adorable tea cozy (I’ve been wanting one of these! I’ll have to try this pattern!)
DIY No-Sew Roman Blind: Alicia shows how to make simple yet pretty Roman blinds to add style to any window.
DIY Party Bunting: Jackie shares tips for creating fun party bunting for any party theme!
DIY Tic Tac Toe Game: this adorable button-and-fabric version of the classic game is easy enough that kids can make it to give to their friends!
DIY Kids’ Infinity Scarf: Crystal shares how to make a kids’ infinity scarf (which her daughter looks pretty pleased about!) in this easy-to-follow tutorial with tons of pictures.
DIY Feminine Pads: I bought a set which I like, but I could easily add to my collection with this simple pattern.
DIY old jeans to shorts: Heather gives easy instructions for converting an old pair of jeans into shorts (I totally need to do this—I have a pair of jeans with a hole in the knee!).
DIY Pants to Purse: If your pants are holey in the wrong places to turn into shorts, try making this shoulder bag!
Do you like doing DIY sewing projects? What sorts of things have you made recently? (Leave a link in the comments if you blogged about it!)
How timely for me to read this post! I just bought myself a sewing machine this past weekend. I am all about finding easy sewing projects. This looks like a great list to get me started.
Oh, how exciting to have a new sewing machine! I’m glad I could inspire you!!! 🙂 Good luck!
These are some really great ideas, but one that catches my eye are the Roman blinds. I have thought about trying these before so maybe this will be the year, LOL! Thanks for the inspiration !
They look pretty classy, don’t they? A nice way to dress up windows and tie a room together. 🙂
What great sewing projects! No, unfortunately I’ve never learned to sew, except for mending. Funny, because I’m a descendant of tailors. For all that it’s worth, I’d love to be able to sew Halloween costumes for the kids!
Oh, Jenna, if you can mend then you can sew! Find a simple pattern or tutorial online. I think Fabricland also offers sewing classes too – check your local store. I learned from my mom, so I kinda lucked out… it’s a handy skill to have!
One of my goals last year was to learn how to sew, that failed. So maybe this year!
I have a sewing machine and everything I just need to do it.
Oh I definitely need to check out how to DIY roman blinds – both my house and my parents (that just got new windows) are in serious need of blinds, and this is so much better by being able to specifically choose the blind cloth design instead of being stuck with store choices (which are horrid and much the reason why we don’t have blinds yet.) Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
We spent hours in the store trying to find something… yeah, there’s definitely more selection at fabric stores when you can pick your own fabric instead of what the store picked! And then you could make matching throw pillows or accents too if you wanted. 🙂