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26 One Yard Wonders: One Yard Free Sewing Patterns

By: Nichole Pientka, Editor,

Canvas Beach BagIf you don't like going to the fabric store every time you want to sew something, you'll love these 26 One Yard Wonders: One Yard Free Sewing Patterns. You'll only need one yard of fabric to make any of these sewing projects! You know you have at least one yard of fabric at home waiting to made into something. There are DIY clothes, DIY bags, sew for baby patterns, sew for kids patterns, and sewing projects for the home that can be made with only one yard of fabric. This is why we call them "One Yard Wonders" because not many sewists know that these easy sewing projects exist.

You'll be amazed by how many one yard free sewing patterns that are out there just waiting for you to find them. Perhaps you'll never go back to those sewing projects that require more than one yard of fabric because these made your life so much easier.

One Yard Wonders: One Yard Free Sewing Patterns

26 One Yard Wonders: One Yard Free Sewing Patterns

Table of Contents

DIY Clothes

DIY Bags

Sew for Baby

Sew For Kids

Sewing Projects for the Home


DIY Clothes

Who knew you could make clothes from just one yard of fabric? We did! There are diy skirts, diy tops, and diy dresses that you can make from only one yard of fabric that you might discovered in your sewing stash. DIY clothes that you can make easily can supplement your wardrobe any time of the year. 

Vintage DIY Skirt

  1. Head-Turning Simple Shirt Pattern
  2. Vintage DIY Skirt
  3. Hello Sunshine DIY Blouse
  4. Quick and Easy Dress Tutorial
  5. Rad Lace DIY Kimono


DIY Bags

If you're a bags and purses addict, you'll want to check out these easy sewing projects that only use one yard of fabric. Just think: if you have five yards of fabric, you can have five new DIY bags! There are some great options from a DIY tote bag to a little zipper pouch.

Zip Top Messenger Bag

  1. Clear Zipper Pouch Tutorial
  2. Zip Top Messenger Bag
  3. Around Town Tiny Tote
  4. One Yard Slouchy Bag Pattern
  5. Canvas Beach Bag


Sew for Baby

Baby clothes are super small because babies are tiny, so it only makes sense that you can sew a lot of things for baby with just one yard of fabric. These one yard wonders may not blow your mind, but they'll make you say "awww!"

One Yard Baby Tunic

  1. Frayed Flannel Baby Blanket
  2. Dapper Boy DIY Baby Clothes
  3. Sunhat From Placemats
  4. Bandana Bib Tutorial
  5. One Yard Baby Tunic


Sew For Kids

Even if your kids are troublemakers, you still want to give them all you can afford and more. All you'll need for these sewing projects is one yard of fabric, which will hardly cost you time or money. They'll love playing with the dolls you make and wearing the DIY slippers. Sew for kids and you'll see their gratitude.

Josephine Free Doll Pattern

  1. No-Sew Aprons for Kids
  2. Josephine Free Doll Pattern
  3. Little Darling DIY Skirt
  4. One Hour Kids' Pajama Pattern
  5. Elf Slippers

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Sewing Projects for the Home

DIY home decor can be very complicated to make; however, these easy sewing projects only take one yard of fabric to sew! There are DIY pillows and DIY tea towels among other items you'd like to put in your house. 

Customized DIY Tea Towels

  1. Reusable Hanging Kitchen Towels
  2. Customized DIY Tea Towels
  3. 10 Minute Free Apron Pattern
  4. Springtime DIY Upholstery Chair
  5. Chic Chevron Letter Organizer
  6. Simple Envelope Pillowcase Pattern

What's your favorite type of quick sewing project? Let us know below in the comments!

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