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600+ Fabric-Specific DIY Sewing Projects

By: Kaylee, Editor,

Different free sewing patterns come with different types of fabric requirements. Learn how to sew with any type of material when you check out the 200+ Fabric-Specific DIY Sewing Projects. Each of these DIY sewing project ideas is separated into its own category by fabric, making it super easy for you to locate the free sewing patterns that will match your available materials. While you might have lots of free sewing patterns tucked away for later, you might not have the right sewing project prepared for your stash. Whether you are looking to make sewing projects out of lace or want to know how to sew knits, one these sewing project ideas are sure to fit the bill. Sometimes you just want to sew with what you have on hand and finding the right project can be obscenely difficult.
One of the best things about this page and these collections is they never stop changing. We are continually updating each and every one of these collections, so be sure to check back constantly for new editions. This collection of projects will never stop growing! Bookmark this page to keep on hand whenever you are trying to decide what to make. Every single one of our sewing projects is labeled by the type of fabric it uses, making finding the right project with what you are looking to use up incredibly easy. All of our new, free sewing project ideas will be placed into one of these categories, making them one of the best places to find fresh ideas.

45+ Lace Sewing Projects

Learn how to sew with lace with these free sewing patterns that use lace and knitting.

90+ Cotton Sewing Projects

Check out these sewing project ideas that use one of the most popular types of fabric -- cotton!

75+ Linen Sewing Projects

Make DIY linens, easy homemade bedsheets and more with these patterns that use linen.

90+ Projects that Use Unusual Materials

Use unexpected mateirals and ideas to make sewing projects out of just about anything.

15+ Silk and Satin Sewing Projects

Make stylish and incredibly chic sewing projects with these how to use fancy fabric tutorials.

50+ Sewing with Knits

Use knit fabrics to learn how to make your own clothes, DIY accessories, and more.

30+ Sewing Projects with Stretchy Fabric

Learn the ins and outs on how to sew stretchy fabric while making these sewing project ideas.

120+ T-Shirt Reconstruction Projects

Use t-shirt reconstruction projects and upcycled t-shirt ideas to turn those old tees in new works of sewing art.

35+ Leather Craft Projects

Make chic and modern free sewing patterns when you learn how to sew with leather and faux leather materials.

60+ Denim Sewing Projects

Sewing denim and upcycling old jeans has never been easier! Use these upcyling sewing projects to learn what to do with old jeans.

10+ Faux Fur Sewing Projects

Learn how to sew fur and how to sew faux fur into your projects to add texture and warmth with these ideas.

20+ Felt Sewing Projects

Whether you are appliquing with felt or making an entire project, sewing with felt is surprisingly easy and incredibly adorable.

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Do you have a pattern for sewing a cloth book cover or how to make and sew a cover for books

I would like a pattern to make a cover for books

Wow! This is extensive!

This is the sewing collection for me! I am forever finding fabric I cannot leave in the store - no idea what I will do with but have to have it. The ideas here will help me put it to use )

Omg. This collection list is heaven.

I'm definitely going to send this to my mom. This is so helpful!


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