Sewing is a great hobby; it’s challenging, offers a chance to get creative and also provides an opportunity to make functional things that can be used around the home.
Today we’ve rounded up some of the best sewing projects from around the web to try this spring and summer. Most can be completed in just one sitting and there are plenty on our list appropriate for beginners, too.
This simple tutorial from Martha Stewart for patterned napkins is perfect for your outdoor furniture set or kitchen table. They’re incredibly straightforward to make – perfect even for beginners.
This is a quick and simple project that’s perfect for any leftover fabric scraps you might have from other projects. Make your own tissue-pack covers for around the home, car and your handbag with these step-by-step instructions.
Oilcloth lunch bags
Oilcloth lunch bags help brighten up your packed lunch and make a great gift for children and grandchildren. Quick to make, easy to customise and simple to clean, they’re a perfect project for beginners and could even be stitched by hand if you don’t want to use a sewing machine.
Reading glasses sleeve
Never lose your reading glasses again with this simple tutorial for a ribbon glasses case. This is another great project when you have leftover craft supplies that would otherwise go unused, and it’s simple enough for beginners to enjoy making, too.
Save some money this summer and create your own set of customised cushions for your outdoor garden furniture. Using pillows and the fabric of your choice it’s simple to create comfortable and elegant chaise cushions for a fraction of the price you’d buy in store.
Flowers brighten up a room at any time of year, and rather than replacing fresh ones each week or buying artificial, you can sew your own with this guide from the blog Snowy Bliss.
DIY dog bed
Make your pooch their very own customised doggy bed with this excellent tutorial from the blog Fab You Bliss. You can use bed stuffing or even an old bed pad, duvet or pillows.
Will you try any of the ideas on our list? What are your favourite sewing projects?