12 Best Sewing Projects

Updated on: May 2021

Best Sewing Projects in 2021


Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

That Handmade Touch: 20 Simple Sewing Projects for You and Your Home

That Handmade Touch: 20 Simple Sewing Projects for You and Your Home
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • That Handmade Touch: 20 Simple Sewing Projects for You and Your Home
  • Lucky Spool

Sewing Happiness: A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well

Sewing Happiness: A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
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Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading

Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Brother Project Runway model delivers couture-level, consistent stitch quality
  • 50 stitches – customize in style with built-in clothing, decorative, heirloom and quilting stitches. Free Arm for Sewing Cuffs and Sleeves. Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute)850
  • Includes complete designer sewing and finishing solutions, with 6 specialty feet, accompanying stitches, and specialty needles. Enjoy designer features for blind hems, zippers, overcasting edges, sewing on buttons, knits and stretch fabrics, twin needle top stitching, and more
  • Professional, elegant buttonholes – 5 one-step buttonholes automatically sized to fit your specific buttons, for truly custom results
  • Reliable, easy threading of both top thread and bobbin – for consistent, high quality stitching. Please note: this machine is recommended for use in countries that do not support 120V AC, even if a voltage adapter is in use

One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!

One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • WORKMAN PUBLISHING-Storey Publishing: One Yard Wonders
  • One-Yard wonders will delight anyone who has ever fallen for fabric: from the novice to the lifelong seamstress
  • This book features a delightful array of simple yet stylish projects that can be made with just a single yard of fabric: from apparel to accessories, plush toys to pet beds, baby items to bags and home decor projects, have a hip contemporary flair and most can be completed in a few hours
  • With 101 sewing projects, color photographs and full sized patterns this book will not sit on a shelf collection dust! Authors: Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins
  • Spiral-Bound Hardcover: 304 pages

Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers

Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
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Crafty Little Things to Sew: 20 Clever Sewing Projects Using Scraps & Fat Quarters

Crafty Little Things to Sew: 20 Clever Sewing Projects Using Scraps & Fat Quarters
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
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Brother, Computerized Sewing Machine, XR9550PRW, Project Runway Limited Edition, 110 Built-in Utility, LCD Screen, Hard Case, 8 Included Feet, White

Brother, Computerized Sewing Machine, XR9550PRW, Project Runway Limited Edition, 110 Built-in Utility, LCD Screen, Hard Case, 8 Included Feet, White
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • LARGE LCD SCREEN: The Brother XR9550PRW computerized sewing machine is easy to navigate thanks to its large backlit LCD screen
  • 110 BUILT-IN STITCHES: The Project Runway Limited Edition computerized sewing machine includes 110 utility, decorative and heirloom stitches
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: With a simple touch of a lever, the advanced easy needle threader pushes your thread right through the eye
  • 8 ONE-STEP AUTO-SIZE BUTTONHOLE STYLES: Choose from 8 styles of one-step, auto-size buttonholes for virtually perfect buttonholes
  • HARD CASE WITH WIDE TABLE: The Brother XR9550PRW Project Runway Limited Edition sewing machine comes with a hard case and a wide table

Simple Sewing Projects: Quick-Stitch Designs for Sewing by Hand and Machine

Simple Sewing Projects: Quick-Stitch Designs for Sewing by Hand and Machine
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
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My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +

My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
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Klutz Sew Mini Treats: More Than 18 Food Plushies to Stitch & Stuff, Craft Kit

Klutz Sew Mini Treats: More Than 18 Food Plushies to Stitch & Stuff, Craft Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • 2016 nappa award winner
  • 2016 parents’ choice award winner
  • More than 18 food plushies to stitch and stuff
  • No prior sewing experience is necessary
  • Includes a 48 pgs. Instructional book
  • Small-scale projects stitch up fast and provide hours of fun
  • Includes 9 colors of felt, 32 yards of floss, 2 embroidery needles, 1 oz. Of Polyester fill, 19 paper patterns, 60 pre-cut felt eyes and cheeks

Sewing For Kids: 30 Fun Projects to Hand and Machine Sew

Sewing For Kids: 30 Fun Projects to Hand and Machine Sew
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Beginner Sewing Project: Shower Curtain Aprons

Use shower curtains to make aprons you wear while cleaning or doing other dirty chores.

You can make a waist-type apron by simply cutting a piece of the shower curtain to go halfway around the waist and a little bit above the waist. Cut a length of the plastic to use for the tie. Fold the curtain piece in half to find the center, at the top area of the apron. Fold the plastic strip in half and align it with the center mark on the apron. Stitch from one end of the apron to the other, attaching the tie along the top edge, then leave the excess hanging off each end to tie it.

Make a full apron by starting with a square that goes across the chest and down to the waist. Cut another piece of the curtain that goes halfway around the waist and a few inches above the knee. Fold each piece in half. On the small piece of plastic mark the center bottom. On the larger piece, mark the center top.

Position the two plastic pieces so that the marks align. Sew across the two pieces, with their right sides together, from one end to the other. Cut a long strip of plastic to make the waistband. Lay the apron out flat and position the center of the plastic strip with the center of the two plastic pieces. Stitch the strip on, from one end to the other, across the seam of the other two pieces. Leave the excess hanging off of each side to tie it.

Cut another strip to go around the back of the neck to hold the front of the apron up. Cut a strip that's long enough to go from one corner of the top of the apron, around the back of the neck, then back down to the opposite corner. It's a good idea to try on the apron before attaching the end of the plastic strip to the final corner of the apron to make sure it fits well. With either of the aprons you can cut them way longer than you need, fold it upwards, and make a pouch that runs along the bottom edge of the apron. The pouch can hold cleaning rags and other items.

The aprons can be worn while doing all sorts of dirty jobs. In some cases, you can simply wash off the apron and use it again. For other jobs, go ahead and ruin the apron, just throw it away when you're done. They're handy and easy to make whether you're a beginner at sewing or an old pro.

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