Find ideas to sew with these fun little sewing projects. These beginner sewing projects save time and fabric!
Sometimes I like to tackle a big sewing project that has many steps and takes up a lot of my time. I rarely have time for projects like this, so it's always nice to be able to do a few small sewing projects that don't take up a lot of time or fabric.
These are great ideas for small sewing projects. Some of them have free sewing patterns and others are simple rectangles and straight lines. Some of them use woven fabric, and others use knitted fabric. Which one is your favorite?
Do you like to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:
What fabric is best for small sewing projects?
When you want to work on something small, the best fabric is one that is easy to cut and sew. Fabrics that fall into this category are quilting cotton, flannel, fleece, sweatshirt fleece, and cotton spandex jersey. I often have smaller cuts of all these fabrics, so I can use them to make small projects.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on a computer and organized so that it can be printed on several sheets of letter or A4 size paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets damaged or my kids or I have changed sizes, I can always print it again. It will never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How to use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click Print. When printing, make sure the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the design prints at the correct size.
Once the design is printed, it can be glued together to achieve its actual size. Then the pattern can be cut out for each size piece of the pattern or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.
If you make anything using this sewing project, I'd love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and identify me!