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32 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

32 Quick and Easy Sewing Projects Table of Contents


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
  6. 10 Minute Little Pillow

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
  5. One Step No-Sew Quilting Gloves
  6. 10 Minute Free Apron Pattern

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
  5. Multi-Way Kita Scarf
  6. Simple 15 Minute Skirt
  7. 30 Minute J Crew Inspired Tank
  8. 11 Minute Galaxy Skirt

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


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
  6. 5 Step Velvet YoYo
  7. Super Easy Lanyard and Key Chain Wristlet
  8. 2-for-1 Reversible Pouch
  9. 15 Minute DIY Coffee Cozy


Got a few extra minutes on your hands? Check out a few of our favorite quick and easy projects (with full written instructions and photos) inside these free eBooks! You can download a copy of each eBook for your personal use. Just print off the pattern, sit down at your sewing machine and create something wonderful!

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.





Download the 8 Easy Sewing Projects for the Home eBook: By creating a living space that shows off your sewing abilities and creativity you'll be able to express your crafty side while also saving money. All of our free sewing patterns for home decor were created with both principles in mind.








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