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10 Awesome Home Sewing Projects

10 Awesome Home Sewing Projects

10 Awesome Home Sewing Projects

10 Awesome Home Sewing Projects

Skirts, tops, dresses, and more. There are so many fun projects to sew at home! Check out these 10 awesome home sewing projects.

The only thing better than wearing a cute outfit is making it yourself. Sewing is a fun and creative activity that appeals to experienced crafters and beginners alike. 

The number of things you can make at home with a needle and thread or sewing machine will astound you. Whether you are looking for a fun new home project, or want to give someone a handmade gift this year, you can find plenty of things to sew.

Keep reading for a list of ten awesome sewing projects you can do at home. 

1. A Tote Bag

A tote bag is a great beginner's sewing project, especially if you are inexperienced at using patterns. A tote bag has many functional uses. It can work as a purse, a diaper bag, or to carry school books.

The purpose of making a tote bag is mainly to practice your sewing skills. But that being said, it is still one of the most personalizable things you can sew. You can choose your materials creatively, and customize your project for yourself or for a friend.

Even though most tote bags are made out of khaki material, a lot of people choose to decorate them with fabric markers or paint. Consider making a handful of tote bags to decorate at a child's birthday party.

2. A Pleated Skirt

A pleated skirt is a cute home sewing project that you can add to your wardrobe. The pleats give the skirt a ruffled look, which is fun when paired with a stylish shirt or sweater.

Some sewers may feel intimidated by an intricate looking project, but this is actually a very attainable sewing endeavor. For assistance, consider buying a pleated skirt sewing kit to help you with the process step by step.

3. Headbands

Headbands are a fun sewing project that only takes minutes to make. But they are highly personalizable with different fabrics and designs. The most difficult part is simply fitting the elastic into the band.

Consider adding bows or flowers to headbands to give them some personal flair. Hand-sewn headbands make great stocking stuffers around the holidays.

4. Shirred Tank Top

A shirred tank is one of the most popular summer styles. It's a style choice commonly incorporated into shirts and dresses. The elastic throughout makes it flexible for sizing.

You can also choose whether to make it a tube top or sew on some straps. Consider adding ribbon straps that can be tied into a tank top or a halter top. This is one shirt style that is highly customizable, but still a timeless look.

5. A Laptop Case

Here's a sewing project you would never have seen patterns for twenty years ago. But these days, everyone has a laptop. 

A laptop case follows an easy pattern, you simply need to determine the appropriate size. Laptop cases should fit snugly over your device.

You can make your case in the pattern of a sleeve or an envelope with a velcro flap. Just make sure you choose a thick fabric that will protect your laptop from hard surfaces.

6. Smocked Dress

A dress can seem like an intimidating project for new sewers, but the truth is that it is a very accessible project.

Check out these kits for creative smocked dresses made out of upcycled fabrics. In addition to a cute dress, you'll end up with enough extra fabric to make a matching face mask. You can coordinate your outfit and be safe doing it.

7. A Gathered Skirt

A gathered skirt is a skirt where the fabric is bunched together around the waist. This is a great playful style for kids who like to run and play in their clothing. 

You can make this skirt any length you want. It can be a full lengthed maxi skirt or knee-length. Either way, it is comfortable fashion you can make yourself.

8. A Christmas Stocking

It's the time of year when people like to hang stockings above their fireplaces. Often, these stockings are personalized with the names of everyone in the house. What sweeter gift to give someone than a Christmas stocking you made yourself?

There are a lot of creative and innovative ways to make your Christmas stockings unique.

These are great gifts for the parents of new babies. Likely, they have not gotten their child a stocking yet. A beautiful hand-sewn stocking will be a treasured gift for years to come.

9. A Wrap Skirt

A wrap skirt is a piece of clothing where one piece of fabric wraps in front of the main body of the skirt. Usually, the top piece of fabric is held in place with a bow or button.

This style adds texture to your outfit. And it is easy to take on as a home sewing project, too. Your friends won't believe that you achieved this magazine-level style at home. 

10. Baby Bibs

Baby bibs are a fun home sewing project because they are easy to personalize with fun colors and patterns. You can also use fabric paints to add names and designs to the bib. 

But beware--babies are not neat. Many bibs end up being used as de facto face towels. So choose your fabrics and colors carefully.

Sewing Projects to Get Into at Home

There are so many options to choose from when trying to get into home sewing projects. Whether you choose to use a pattern or a kit, you are likely to have a great time working on your creation.

Interested in some new and innovative designs? Check out our What's New section to stay on top of trends and cool projects.

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