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Top 100 Sewing Projects of 2020

Browse the 100 most popular sewing projects of the year!

By: Editors at
Updated October 06, 2021
Top 100 Sewing Projects of 2020

What a year it has been on AllFreeSewing! The 100 sewing patterns below were chosen by readers just like you as our most popular projects of 2020.

One of the most unexpected new type of project this year was face masks. These quickly became the most sought-after sewing project, which is why you'll find the most popular DIY masks featured on our site this year in this countdown. In fact, we're starting with them because what's more 2020 than masks?

This countdown includes the best of the best from the entire site, many of which have been popular for years. However, a few surprises and several new projects, too. There really is something for everyone.

Peruse this list and discover some of our fan-favorite trends along the way from this unprecedented year. Besides masks, this list features patterns ranging from DIY fashion to organizers to cute accessories and so much more—you won't want to miss a single pattern! Here are some stand-out trends you loved in 2020:

Bags, Bags, and More Bags!
Dress Patterns
Christmas Projects
Patterns for the Kitchen
Home and Sewing Room Organization

Don't forget to let us know in the comments what your favorite project of the year was!

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Face Mask Patterns

As mentioned in the intro, DIY fabric masks were the biggest surprise trend of the year. With COVID-19 and a shortage of professional masks, many sewists created their own multi-layer mark tutorials and patterns. If you're looking for more, check out our 20 Top Fabric Face Masks of 2020 countdown.

Accessories & Unique Sewing Patterns

We're sorry to say that our list is nearing the end. But you certainly don't want to miss this last section full of accessories and truly unexpected projects. There are a few odds and ends here, like scarves and similar wearables, DIY gifts to make for loved ones, and creative on-the-go patterns you will want to make ASAP.

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