Being able to sew things is definitely becoming a lost art and that’s a shame. It’s such a helpful skill that it would benefit everybody if they learned how to do it.
The problem is, where do you start?
Sure you could pick up a sewing kit from Amazon but what do you do with all of that string and those needles.
The obvious answer is that you make cool things but cool things can seem hard to do.
8 Easy Sewing Projects to Get You Started
We’ve found 8 easy sewing projects to help get you started on your sewing journey. Even better, this can become a great side hustle for you and allow you to sell things on Etsy.
How cool is that?
Take the time to learn something and end up making some money from it. Not a bad gig.
1. 10 Minute Laptop Sleeve
Nobody likes to walk with their laptop out in the open so one of the best things that you can do is buy a nice sleeve for it. What’s a sleeve?
It’s simply a container for laptops that they easily slide into. that means you don’t have to carry a bulky bag for your 2 lb. laptop.
More details can be found at Crazy Little Projects
2. City Backpack Diaper Bag
Being a mom sometimes means carrying out things that are necessary but not cool. With this diaper bag you can carry around diapers without looking like you went shopping at a consignment store from the 70s.
Who would’ve thought that this would be a project that YOU could pursue?
More details can be found at Craftster
3. Heart Backpack
Another awesome bag.
What I love about this one is that you can run with so many different patterns. That’s one of the cool things about learning how to sew, you get to pick and choose your style.
I know the backpack is pictured on a kid but don’t think adults can’t run wild with their own heart-shaped backpacks. There is a whole backpack culture happening and you know it’s in our best interest to infiltrate it and make it our own.
More details can be found at Sew Much Ado
4. DIY Zipper Pouch
These are both adorable and super handy. It sucks having to dig deep in your purse for change or find those random frequent buyer cards that you have to pull out.
Never want to scramble for lipstick again? Put it in your zipper pouch and you’ll have nothing to worry about. This is another one of those cool things that allow to pick whatever patterns you want and go crazy with your imagination.
More details can be found at Lil’ Luna
5. Earbud Pouch
Do you like listening to music but don’t like having your earbuds get tangled in magical knots when you decide to put them into your pocket?
Then it might be time for an earbud pouch although it’s possible earbuds are beings of higher intelligence and can figure out how to get twisted into knots no matter how small the space.
Even though we’ve moved on to wireless headphones that doesn’t mean we don’t need a place for them. We still do and these earbud pouches are perfect for the job.
More details can be found at Dog Under My Desk
6. Home and Away Cable Cozy
If you asked me what my mortal enemy was I would definitely say cables. I hate exposed cables and have made it my mission in life to ensure they don’t get seen.
This cable cozy is a great way to keep the cables organized and out of sight.
It’s not fun having to buy another USB cable when you go on a trip so I actually have one of these solely for my travel cables.
More details can be found at Live It. Love It. Make It.
7. DIY Dinner Napkins
Having people over and want to look fancy? Then you need dinner napkins!
Having people over and want to look festive? Then you need dinner napkins!
Having people over…you get the idea.
Dinner napkins can be made for any occasion and now that you’re the world’s greatest seamstress you set yourself apart and create a set of dinner napkins for every single occasion.
More details can be found at Craftsy
8. DIY Drawstring Travel Bag
Having a mini-travel bag is such a great thing. I mean look at this! You can pack whatever you want in there and it’s so cute.
The drawstring is the big seller for me because it allows me to simply attach this to my wrist and then I’m good to go.
More details can be found at Sew DIY
9. Flat-Bottom Zipper Pouch
I can’t lie I wasn’t sure what a flat bottomed zipper pouch was before I came across this tutorial but I’m glad I did.
When you create one of these you’ll want to create a billion of them to store everywhere!
Sewing Is Awesome
Seriously, if you think sewing is only for people filled with creativity and the steady fingers to put a thread through a needle then you are completely wrong.
Sewing is a skill for everybody and these sewing craft projects show the kinds of things that you can make even when you are just starting off.