February 19

3 Cute Sewing Projects That You Must Try


Do you love sewing or are interested in learning to sew as a hobby or craft? If so, this is truly a wonderful skill and there are hundreds of cute sewing projects that will allow you to create wonderful and useful items for yourself and your family.

Best of all, if you have kids, this is the perfect craft to learn and you can teach them a valuable life skill while encouraging them to create things of their own and help build their creative ability and confidence.

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So, without further ado, we will now look at 3 sewing projects that are sure to delight.

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Patterned Cushions

The first project that we will look at involves creating a patterned cushion or cushion cover. If you’re like me, then you probably get bored of the pillows and cushions on your couch every so often.

With this project, you can easily create a new set of cushions or cushion covers that will give your living room a lift. All you have to do is decide on whether you want new covers or you want to create whole new cushions instead.

For this example, we will look at creating new cushions, where you simply select a new colorful or patterned fabric and cut out equal squares in the size that you desire.

Then, all you have to do is stitch the two sides together, but be sure to leave an opening that is at least 4 inches long so that you can stuff the cushion with chipped foam or other material.

Once it is stuffed, you can hand-sew the opening and you have a new cushion.

Pencil Case

Next, among our list of cute sewing projects is a new pencil case. This is particularly useful if you have kids and they need a new pencil case to go to school with.

In order to make this, all you need is a piece of rectangular cloth and fold it, while sewing the sides. However, don’t sew it all the way up as you will need some space to sew in a long zipper.

Of course, you don’t have to use a zipper, you can use buttons or other types of fasteners.

Once you are done making the body of the pencil case, you can then decorate the outside of the pencil case according to your taste with glitter, patches, monograms or whatever your imagination might cook up.

Ruffled Lampshade

If you know how to make ruffles, then you’re all set to create this cool and quirky lampshade that will surely add some interest to your home decor.  All you need is the lampshade and then choose a fabric that you like and will match your current decor.

Cut the fabric into 8 three-inch strips. Ruffle each one and you can sew the edges in a different color to add more contrast.

Once you're done, use a hot glue gun to attach each ruffle to the lamp and continue until the whole lampshade is covered.

ruffled lampshades

Allow it to cool and you will have a cool new lampshade!

Use these simple and cute sewing projects to help you hone your sewing skills and spark your imagination.


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