13 Simple Sewing Projects to Make a Weekend

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Sewing | Comments


Sometimes I’m in the mood for quick, simple sewing projects that don’t require a lot of concentration and are quick to sew.

Here are 13 simple sewing projects for the times that you want to sew but your brain is fried:

Photo via Precious Patterns

Simple Bonnet:

Babies look sweet in little bonnets, and you can whip one up from this pattern in less than an hour. Perfect for a last minute baby-shower gift. Get the pattern.

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Sew Simple Puppets:

Delight the child in your life with an entire family of puppets. The puppets are easily customized with with different hair and outfit options, and you’ll be making good use of fabric and trim scraps. Get the pattern.

Photo via Andrus Gardens Designs

Simple Composition Book Cover:

Just in time for back to school, this pattern is guaranteed to jazz up your school supplies. The cover can be reused once the notebook is full, so it also makes a great gift idea. Get the pattern.

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Simple Wallet:

This wallet only uses about three stitches — you don’t get much more simple than that! It’s also a great project to use up any scraps of specialty fabric you have in your stash, like leather, oil cloth or even an old vinyl tablecloth. You could even laminate a favorite map or piece of wrapping paper to use. Get the pattern.

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Simple Pillowcase Dress:

Pillowcase dresses are so simple to make and look darling on little girls. This pattern is also a great way to use unique vintage doilies or hankies as embellishment. Get the pattern.

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Simple Softies Waldorf Dolls:

These Waldorf-inspired dolls are safe for infants and make the perfect handmade baby gift. This pattern is also a great introduction to doll-making. Get the pattern.

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Simple Cushion Cover:

Envelope pillowcases involve no closures and are a great way to quickly update your decor. This makes a great beginner sewing project, as well. Get the pattern.

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Simple Shoulder Strap Tote:

This bag can be made in under two hours and is the perfect tote to use when you want to keep your hands free. Get the pattern.

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Re-Usable Paper Towels:

Be kind to the Earth and whip up some reusable paper towels. You can match your fabric to your kitchen decor. They would make the perfect housewarming gift for your eco-conscious friend, as well. Get the pattern.

Photo via Zephyr Art

Blobert or Blorba Doll:

These little softies have big personalities! This would be a great sewing project for a child interested in learning how to sew. Get the pattern.

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Bibs and Booties:

Sewing for babies is always fun. Make a bandana-style bib and a set of cute little booties for the baby in your life. Get the pattern.

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Business Card Holder:

If you have business cards, then you need a business card holder. This one closes with a button and elastic loop. You could also whip one up to hold a gift card. Get the pattern.

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Paper Bag Shorts:

This pattern is on the more complicated side of simple, but these sassy shorts are too cute for infants and little girls. Get the pattern.

Comments

  1. Eszter says:

    Hello,

    Can you please correct the link to the pattern of the simple wallet. It takes me to the bookcover’s description. Also checked the original bookcover link, it is the same.
    I tried to find the wallet among the projects, but I could not.

    Many thanks,
    Eszter

    1. Karen Kelty says:

      Hi Eszter – Sorry about that! The link has been fixed. You can also access it here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/accessory/simple-wallet/59946

      1. Eszter says:

        Thank you.

  2. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS says:

    COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME A VERY SIMPLE PATTERN FOR A CHEMO HAT.
    ABOUT TO HAVE DOUBLE MASTECTOMY & WISH TO MAKE UP HATS AT
    EARLIEST. WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.