Sewing projects for spring and summer

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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. 

Patterned napkins


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.

Tissue-pack covers


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.

Custom-made cushions


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.

Fabric flowers


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

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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?

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2nd Oct 2016
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Love the sewing. Any crochet?
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Just found the crafts love them xx
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Have only just found the hobbies section ,can't believe I never found it before , just put on the survey that would love to see crafts and it's already here ,brilliant .
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Just joined Silversurfers - on my first login I have printed lots of hobbi inspirations for sewing and pottery. I'm going to be busy !
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A very warm welcome to you 🙂 So glad you have found some great craft inspiration! We will keep posing to watch this space 🙂

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