I actually learned to sew 20 years ago (and I did that math several times because it is quite unbelievable it has been that long since Home Ec class). So it feels a little silly to think of myself as a beginner. The sewing machine is not a completely foreign object for me. I can sew up a rip or a basic hem. I’ve made lots of pillows in my day. I’ve even made a couple of super cute Halloween costumes! But I’m still not very good at sewing even though it is something I greatly enjoy.
One thing I’m learning this year, working to create and foster contentment in my life is that it is so important to make time for your own interests. It can be easy to lose yourself in the day-to-day shuffle. Finding and developing your own interests helps you to feel connected to your life. So I’ve been looking for some easy sewing projects to inspire me to work on this skill that I enjoy, and here’s what I’ve found!
Ten Easy Sewing Projects
by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
My big girl is about ready for a “real” big girl bed (read: twin-sized bed). This looks like a uber-easy way to make a custom duvet.
by The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I’ve seen these over and over on Pinterest! These are so cute and the color/pattern combo possibilities are endless.
I love quilts. You may have seen the photo I posted on Instagram a while back of an heirloom quilt I mended. Quilts are the ultimate heirloom.
by 2 Little Superheroes
We are a floor-sittin’ family for sure! I don’t know why we even have couches! A few of these floor cushions made in fabrics that match our style would be perfect for us.
by Merrick’s Art
A lil’ something for me. I love the classic style of this skirt!
by Kristin Eldridge
Kimonos are so “in” right now, but I’ve loved them for years. I think it is a subconscious homage to my Japanese roots.
by The Cottage Mama
This idea could be used to make scarves for all seasons! Right now, I’m thinking a lightweight, brightly colored floral for spring!
by Hammer and Thread
Y’all know I LOVE a project that uses an old t-shirt! These pants look super comfy too.
by The Sewing Dork
How adorable are these??? You could even mix-and-match colors/patterns between the pants and the ruffles.
by Sweet Verbena
Like I said, I have made many pillows over the years. But never a tufted pillow. Something like this would be great as a toss pillow to go with a custom duvet!!
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