100+ Sewing Projects by the Yard

If you're short on time or short on fabric, then these yard sewing projects are perfect for you!

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If you are looking for DIY sewing projects with material you already have at home, check out these sewing project ideas and free sewing patterns by the yard. Whether you have less than a yard or several, you are sure to find your next sewing project in this collection.

In these collections of DIY sewing projects and free sewing patterns, you will find one yard wonders, free dress patterns, small sewing projects that only take half a yard of fabric, and more!

Go through your fabric and use any of these stashbusting sewing projects according to the amount of fabric you have. Even if you have strips of fabric that you don't think you can use at all, refer to this guide and you'll find a sewing pattern to use them up.

A piece of fabric thrown by the wayside after you finished a sewing project can be reused quite easily. Check out an even bigger collection for more ideas: 200+ DIY Sewing Projects for Beginners by the Minute.

One Yard or Less Free Sewing Patterns

One Yard or Less Sewing Projects

If you are looking for small sewing projects, this is the collection for you. From one yard wonders to itty bitty free sewing patterns, this list is full of little ideas! This list of one yard or less sewing projects is great for beginners and sewists who are short on time!

Quarter Yard DIY Sewing Projects

1/4 Yard Sewing Projects

Having just a fraction of a yard of fabric at your disposal is not a problem with these free sewing patterns that require just a quarter of a yard of fabric or less. Make small sewing projects that will impress when you explore this list. Get ready to bust out those fat quarters!

One Yard Wonders

One Yard Wonders

We all love one yard wonders and these free sewing patterns are definitely wonderful. Learn how to sew little ideas when you check out these free sewing patterns that use just one yard of fabric.

Fat Quarter Sewing Projects

Fat Quarter Sewing Projects

Combine fat quarters and free sewing patterns to make stunning fat quarter sewing projects. Whether you are learning how to make a quilt or just want to make a small sewing project, these ideas will put those spare fat quarters to use.

Half Yard or Less Small Sewing Projects

Half Yard or Less Small Sewing Projects

Make small sewing projects that will impress with these sewing project ideas. From easy DIY wallet patterns to cute sunglass case patterns, this simple sewing projects are a great way to spend the afternoon.

2 Yards or Less Sewing Projects

2 Yards or Less Sewing Projects

Learn how to make clothes and other free sewing patterns when you check out these patterns that require two yards of fabric or less. Find a free skirt pattern or easy top to sew to fall in love with.

3+ Yards Sewing Projects

3+ Yards Sewing Projects

If you are looking for bigger sewing projects to make, check out these free sewing patterns that require a bit more fabric. These sewing project ideas take 3 or more yards of fabric. From free dress patterns for sewing to stunning quilt patterns, these ideas are truly special.

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Love this! Makes it so easy to find the projects I want!

I like these quick and easy projects as I have not sewn for years they are perfect to start me sewing again,lots of lovely projects

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