Small Sewing Projects – Thrifty Inspiration

We’ve put together a collection of easy, quick and thrifty small sewing projects, courtesy of a selection of inspirational blogs from the craft community. These little projects take no more than an afternoon to complete, and can be turned into personal, simple gifts. Perfect for even the busiest crafter!

Small Sewing projects: Mouse Pincushion

What to do with all those odd scraps of fabric you’re left with? All About You offers a thrifty answer with their mouse pincushion.

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A good way to use up scrap material, from All About You.

 

Small Sewing Projects: 10 Minute Pillowcase Apron

According to Fave Crafts, all you need is a spare 10 minutes and a pillowcase to create a handy apron.

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Fave Craft’s 10 minute pillowcase.

 

Small Sewing Projects: Love Heart Lavender Bags

All About You‘s scented bags are a doddle to make, and can be an ideal gift.

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Love-heart lavender bags, from All About You.

 

Small Sewing Projects: Insect Finger Puppets

Martha Stewart, queen of all things domestic, offers a way of transforming an odd glove into these charming toys.

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Martha Stewart’s finger-puppet insects

 

Small Sewing Projects: DIY Shirt Pillows

Cushion covers are simplified even further: Ducks in a Row has done away with the zips, buttonholes and fiddly seams. Just sew around your cushion pad and button!

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Dad’s old shirts get a new lease of life: shirt pillowcases from Ducks in a Row.

 

Small Sewing Projects: Customised Canvas Shoes

Here’s another genius upcycle project from Vivid Please, and a great way to individualise your footwear. There’s plenty of room for expressive stitching with this easy-to-follow guide.

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Vivid Please’s brilliant way to jazz up your canvas shoes.

 

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