Tuesday, June 11, 2013

20 Sewing Projects

Sewing has been a very handy skill for me to have. I make things I need, things my family needs, and I often sew gifts for others. It has been a wonderful and satisfying outlet for my creativity that has also blessed and brought joy to others. It helps me to save money as I often need to spend very little on the projects I make; I look for ways to reuse and recycle fabric. I put together 20 projects for you from my Wednesday link parties. Some require a sewing machine and some don't, some are easy, some are not. I'm sure you can find something you would like to make for yourself! 

Look please... at this beautiful pillow! That is all hand stitched beading and quilting work you are looking at! I think I drooled at little when I first saw it because I sat at my computer with my mouth open for so long! It takes talent, skill and amazing patience to accomplish such a masterpiece, what an artist. You will find out more about this pillow and see more beautiful photos of it and other things at Ivy, Phyllis and Me

jeans with holes cut to make shorts

What a great idea this is? AND simple too! fix those holey pants and perhaps ones that are too short. Check it out at Callie's Crafts.

Craftiments:  Learn how to refashion a pair of jeans into side-tie or knot shorts.

Here's another jeans-to-shorts idea from Craftiments.

Hill House Soapworks

Flour Sack Towel

So or should I say sew :) cute! Love these little towels! Find out how easy it is to make them at Sophisticated Yellow. These would make great gifts too don't you think? 

Little baby boy Bow Ties and burp clothes....what a nice gift! See how she made it at Carrissa Miss.

This is what I love; and talk about frugal! This little dress was made from a sheet! Love, love it! See the details at Sunny Stitching

Need a personalized iPad cover? Get the tutorial over at Sewing Barefoot

These pillows are adorable! Who wouldn't love these as gifts? Tutorial at Bowdabra Blog

What adorable bunnies! Joyce has a super good tutorial for them and they are quick and easy to make. Oh my the fun you could have with dressing them up! I pinned this one for when my girls are old enough for the sewing machine though they could hand sew them now! Find instructions and tutorial over at What Happens at Grandma's. 


Look at these cuties! What a great sewing project for the kids! I will be trying this out with my G kids for sure. Maybe we will make several and then the kids can have a puppet show with them. Too fun! You will find the how to at The Art Club Blog

This is a bag charm and it is charming! Crafting With Ruth Cartwright is where you will find this fun idea. 


If you are interested in sewing with your kids then you have to see this post from The Lost Apron  Lots of good stuff there and you will learn a lot! 

Welcome Spring Dresden Runner

Love this quilted table runner from The Homespun

book and pillows collage 

Also from The Homespun, this adorable pillow that Debra made to go along with a fun book. You have to see it! 
Making your own diapers is frugal and earth friendly. Great tutorial over at Parlo & Logi

Little Birdie Applique + Tutorial

Isn't this patch just the sweetest thing? It's on a very cute dress too and you can see all of it at La Gang 'A Nat

Use up those scraps and make a pretty garland. This could be another one for the kids to work on this summer! See it all at Our Old Homestead

This apron also has pockets on the inside too! What a great idea! See lots of re-purposed denim projects at this site sewing for a good cause; Sewing For Utange

This is a framed piece, easy and pretty! Head over to Do Small Things With Love to see the whole project. 

More up-cycled denim! This is a trash bag for the car, I need one! Find a good tutorial for it at Hong Kong Chic

Great post everyone! You have all been Pinned! If you would like a featured button click here.

These links are from my weekly link up, Wow Us Wednesdays and are my features. I link at these parties.

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  1. Lovely and inspiring collection, Connie!

  2. You keep tempting me to get that stupid sewing machine out. I promised myself I would do it this year. It is only June -- I have 6 months left!

  3. Such cute stuff!! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful creations. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  4. Good Evening Connie, You are so very kind to feature my cushion.... and the kind words... thank you so very much.
    I love sewing, especially hand sewing and the hours just disappear when I am beading, I get lost in my own world.
    I am going to pop along to the other blogs to take a look at all the wonderful sewing.
    Best Wishes to you,

  5. Oh there is some GREAT stuff here! Especially the IPAD cover and cloth diaper tutorial. Thanks for putting all of these together and for linking up with Pin It! Tuesday! (I am one of the co-hosts.) Hope to see you back next week!

  6. Really liking that jean apron! Thanks for the link :-)

  7. Thank you for the link to The Lost Apron. This sewing series has been so fun!

  8. This is an awesome list of sewing projects! I made the jeans apron last Fall. It was so fun! I added a ruffle to it also. Wow. Thanks so much for this great resource. Linda


  9. Great list of things to sew. Can't decide what to do first, but i'm leaning to the bird patch. Such a cutie! Thanks for putting this list together.

  10. Great collection - I'm really liking the white pillow. Thanks for coming by and sharing! I always look forward to seeing what you're going to link next.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  11. The jean shorts are so cute! And it looks so easy to make.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  12. What an honor to have my bunnies included in this great collection! You have found a full range here - from practical, to pretty, to fun. Thank you!

  13. Never thought I'd live to see the day a sewing project of mine was listed with such wonderful companion pieces ! :) There is a very nice variety here for everyone! :)

  14. Great ideas! I have quite a stash I need to get through!

  15. Great round-up of sewing projects!

  16. Great projects! I love to sew too, thanks for the new ideas.

    Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  17. What a great round-up! I LOVE the iPad cover!
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

  18. Lots of Inspiration! Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch. I shared it on my FB wall today. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch http://goo.gl/BT7vD

  19. Hi Connie! Thank you so much for featuring my litte birdie applique and toddler dress. I am completely thrilled to be in such good company!!!


  20. What a gorgeous pillow and such charming ideas...

  21. LOVE your collection, plus the fact I only have to travel to one spot to find them all!! Thanks for sharen with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!

    Sue @ thet2women.com

  22. What a great collection of sewing projects. I'm itching to try several of them. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  23. Oh how fun! I don't really know how to sew very well but I'm hoping to learn a bit more! Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

  24. Some great sewing projects that you have found. Thanks for sharing! Stopped by from Mondays Linky Party.

  25. I love these ideas. Thank you for joining the Pin It Monday Hop Pinterest Party.
    Pursuit Of Functional Home

  26. I really want to learn how to sew. Then again, I really need things to settle down here first. SOON!

    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!


  27. Love this list ;)

    Thanks so much for bringing it to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! Hope you can link up again this week!

  28. Great inspiration to get that sewing machine out!

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop!

  29. What a great collection! I'm excited that you choose my project to be a part of your round up!

  30. So many great ideas, Connie! I've got so many sewing projects pinned to my sewing Pinterest board. I've got the fabric, I just need to find the time!

    Thanks for linking this up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop!

  31. This is a great round-up of projects!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  32. Thanks for making the list. There are a lot of wonderful ideas.

  33. Thanks for the link to Craft with Cartwright. What a great collection of ideas.


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