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43 Quick and Easy Sewing Projects

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Love to sew but short on time? Try one of these quick and easy sewing projects. Make clothing and home decor accents quickly and easily with these beginner sewing projects. The subscribers of our free email newsletter, Sewing It Up, loved our 5 Minute Sewing Projects issue, like the 5 Minute Skirt, 5 Minute Halter Top, and 5 Minute Bread Bag, so we decided to put together a quick and easy sewing guide. Sew one or all of these quick projects; you'll have enough time for as many as you want!

Easy Sewing Projects

43 Quick and Easy Sewing Projects
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Quick Home Accents

Patterned Pillow Cover in Minutes

These quick and easy sewing projects will transform your home from drab to fab in no time! Go big on style without spending a lot of time--all you need are these free sewing patterns and a few minutes. Your home can look professional and stylish no matter how hectic your life is.

 

  1. Patterned Pillow Cover in Minutes

  2. Framed Ruffly Pillow

  3. 5 Minute Bread Bag

  4. Ruffled Lamp Shade

  5. 5 Minute Pillows

 

How to Make Cloth Napkins 

 

  1. 10 Minute Little Pillow

  2. How to Make Cloth Napkins

  3. Upcycled Sweater Pillowcase

  4. No Sew DIY Ironing Board

  5. Vintage Button Kitchen Curtains


Refashion and Recycle in a Jiffy

Pillowcase Apron

Reusing, repurposing, recycling, upcycling, and refashioning are all quick, easy, and eco-friendly. Turn trash to treasure with one of these quick and easy sewing projects. Since you're working with pre-made items, half the work is already done for you!

  1. 10 Minute Pillowcase Apron

  2. 20 Minute Spring Sweater Redo

  3. Skirt from Men's Button Down

  4. 30 Minute Jeans Mending Tutorial

 

20 Minute Spring Sweater Redo 

 

  1. One Step No-Sew Quilting Gloves

  2. 10 Minute Free Apron Pattern

  3. Reusable T-Shirt Bag

  4. How to Make a Shirt Lacy


Fast Patterns to Wear

Quick Corsage

These quick and easy sewing projects are faster than buying clothing from a store! You can look stylish and unique in as little as 5 minutes with these sewing patterns and tutorials. Just follow the simple directions and dress yourself from head to toe. You'll still have enough time to do everything else on your list!

  1. Quick Change Corsage Necklace

  2. Elastic Waistband Skirt

  3. 5 Minute Halter Top

  4. 5 Minute Skirt

 

Multi-Way Kita Scarf

 

  1. Multi-Way Kita Scarf

  2. Simple 15 Minute Skirt

  3. 30 Minute J Crew Inspired Tank

  4. Easiest DIY Maxi Skirt

  5. Half Hour Free Skirt Pattern

 


Quick Sewing Projects

Want even more fast finds? The check out our quick sewing projects tag for even more fast and easy sewing patterns.

 

 


 

 


Dress Your Child in a Flash

Quick and Easy Two Tiered Skirts

Even children can have a homemade wardrobe in a flash! In fact, children are even quicker and easier to sew for because their clothing is smaller. Make some of these adorable, quick and easy sewing projects to dress your child in style without wasting your time.

  1. Quick and Easy Two-Tiered Skirts

  2. Quick Baby Bonnet

  3. Ruffle Butt Onesie

  4. No-Sew Apron for Kids

  5. How to Make a Tutu Dress

 

More Quick and Easy Sewing Projects:

One Hour Softie

  1. No-Sew Fabric Covered Buttons

  2. Twenty Minute Tote

  3. One Hour Softie

  4. 15 Minute Organizer/Make Up Purse

  5. One Hour Bag


Lightweight Infinity Scarf

 

  1. Simple Summer Tote

  2. Super Easy Lanyard and Key Chain Wristlet

  3. 2-for-1 Reversible Pouch

  4. 15 Minute DIY Coffee Cozy

  5. Lightweight Infinity Scarf

  6. Ahoy DIY Baby Toys

 

 


Tote Purse Patterns

Download the 12 Beautiful Tote Purse Patterns eBook: Find 12 free tote projects to create bags large enough for trips to the library, the gym or the beach. Also included are simple clutch ideas so you can make smaller bags ideal for nights out or quick day trips.

 


 

 

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No, but I had a student who constructed a dress to wear that evening with a hot glue gun!

Yes, I made a lace wrap for my daughter for picture day. Took less than 5 minutes for cutting a sewing!

Not yet, but I will this weekend! Can't find a blue skirt at goodwill, and my friend is actually having me make her a blue costume later this winter and has already gotten the fabric, so I'm going to make a quick pin-and-tuck skirt using all 4 yards of the fabric Should only take five minutes if I don't mess up.

NO! I WISH I could though!! Just think of the things you could make IF you could do projects within 5 minutes!

No, not a sewing project.

I grabbed leftover scraps snd made my daughter an infinity scarf for her costume. Whoa, crisis prevented!

Made a bandana for my granddaughter for her Halloween costume in about 5 minutes.

Yes - drawstring skirt for my daughter!

I repaired a bra in less than 5 minutes and made it to the job interview in time! And got the job!

I finished an infinity/nursing scarf in 5 min, but later decided to finish the edges....so initially 5 min, but with the edges later, probably more like 15.

YES! But it was a no-sew project that just involved a glue gun and burlap.

I don't ever remember doing a project in 5 minutes. But I do remember cutting out and sewing my daughter a swim suit in 45 minutes. I had been up all night and was waiting for my husband to load the car for our trip. I knew if I didn't do something I would fall asleep and would not want to get up. My daughter had to have a swim suit and I was not even sure where we would find one in time.

I don't think I've ever done a project in less than 10 minutes but I might have done a quick fix up or darning in less than 5 minutes.

Yes, i have made a cute bookmark in under 5 minutes and it doesnt fall out of the book!!! :-)

Not sure about 5 minutes, but I do remember my sister having a date and wanting to wear something new. Of course her date was to pick her up within the hour. So we got fabric from the stash, cut out, and sewed a pair of pants, with zipper before he got there. This was in the day when zigzag machines were new, where you sewed a seam, then zigzagged both sides, pressed open, then continued on.

No. My quickest project was a potholder in 15 min.

I agree with Beverly. Button sewing but not much else. I'm still a beginner so I try to take my time.

maybe sewing on a button....:)

MAYBE AFTER I FIND THE STASH FABRIC I WANT !

TAKES ME THAT LONG TO FIND WHAT I WANT IN MY STASH !

I have not long found your site. I think it is great. my husband and I have been doing a lot of decorating in the house and I now have a room I can do craft and sewing in so I cannot wait to try some of these wonderful projects. !!

I've made several 5 minute projects. Pot holders, dog toys and a lot of repair work on my husbands jeans. Love projects that can be completed in a short amount of time!

Sewed pillow ticking for bed pillows.

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My wedding veil.

Pin cushions made with recycled cat food can bases, obi belts made with two ties, and felt christmas ornaments are my favorite less-than-5-minute projects. It's nice to have instant results once in a while. (I love the men's shirt to skirt pattern and will make some in flannel for winter.)

I enjoy making travel size pillow cases for baby gifts. They take about 5 minutes to stitch together, so yes I've done a project in 5 minutes.

I have children. I can't get everything I need out in less then ten minutes

Yes, I changed a long sleeve blouse into a short sleeve blouse.

5 minutes? You are joking! 5 days maybe. Can't wait to try the lanyard key chains. Even if it takes longer than 5min. This will be a great stocking stuffer. Thanks.

No, I never finished a project in 5 minutes.

Oh my gosh! I love the pillow case apron! I have some of my mom's pillow cases that don't match anything and since she passed away, I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. Problem solved! Thank you SO much!

There are some cool ideas here. And yes! I have a couple of incredibly quick projects I can whip up for gifts!

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