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43 Quick and Easy Sewing Projects



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!

lois45hand 2729059

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

txasred 7644722

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.

silentgrace7 8597549

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

treepinkyh 6414970

No, not a sewing project.


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

antijamie 5993055

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 initially 5 min, but with the edges later, probably more like 15.

scardoza78 7800738

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