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30 Hand Sewing Projects You Will Love

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If you’re looking for easy hand sewing projects to sew, here is a plethora of hand sewing crafts you will love. In this round-up post, you will find sewing projects for your home and every member of your family!


Hand Sewing Projects


There is something I have never mentioned here in my blog before. It is that I love hand sewing projects over machine sewing ones. Hand sewing crafts are things I do to relax. They are projects I would do in front of the TV watching a movie or documentary.


In fact, my first sewing lessons from my mom were the different hand-sewing stitches. My initial projects like sewing doll dresses, hankies, and skirts were all hand sewn. I did all of them so neatly and easily at the age of 12 that my parents were sure I would be a great designer and seamstress in the future.


Here I have put together 17 sewing ideas that can be done by hand. Almost all of them can be done by machine and hand. I may not have mentioned so in all the original posts but you can sure do the projects by hand too.


You can sew your projects very neatly with your hand by using running stitches, backstitches, and other stitches used in different areas according to the requirements.


Normally, while making hand-sewing projects, people prefer small items so that they can be completed quickly. Therefore, I have put together tutorials for small items made from rectangular pieces. These can be great hand sewing projects for beginners.


If you would like to see a collection of easy things to sew for beginners, click on the picture below:


Easy Sewing Projects


Hand Sewing Projects You Will Love


15 Minute Scrunchie


Scrunchie Sewing Pattern


Do you find your fabric scraps mounting up? Maybe you have a ton from the dresses you made for yourself or your kids. Now you can make these adorable scrunchies and put your scraps to use. My tutorial will teach you how to sew these scrunchies in just 15 minutes or so.

All you need are pieces of scraps and some elastic to make them So, what are you waiting for? Just learn the technique and sew matching scrunchies for yourself and your kids!


Hand- Sewn Face Mask


Hand Sew Face Mask



Our lives have taken a sudden turn and we are all forced to wear something we rarely wore before, a face mask. You can see thousands of face mask patterns on the internet but this is a facemask specifically for the hand- sewing community.

This face mask pattern comes in child and adult sizes and can be made from just two rectangular pieces of fabric and two pieces of elastic. There are no templates to download or darts to be sewn, which makes it a perfect beginner project.


Hand Warmers



Here is a very quick yet useful hand sewing project you will definitely love, a hand warmer. These hand warmers require very little sewing and as such, you can make them in minutes.


They can be used to warm your hands and feet during the colder months. Once heated in the microwave for 60 seconds, they can stay warm for almost an hour.


Drawstring Bag


Drawstring Bag


If you are an avid traveler like me, you definitely need to carry a lot of things. This drawstring style bag is perfect to carry your little things neat and organized.

These drawstring style bags are made from just two rectangular pieces of fabric and are very easy to sew. You may use back stitches for the side seams and slip stitches to sew the casing.


Ear Saver for Face Mask


Ear Saver Pattern


This is yet another project that is very necessary in today’s times. This is an ear saver that protects your ears from getting sore or chaffed when worn for a long period of time.

This ear saver is made from just one piece of fabric and two buttons. Just replace the machine stitches with backstitch or even slip stitch to sew the ear saver shut.


Fabric Bows


How to make fabric bows


Here is something we all like to sew, a fabric bow. Bows can be used to accentuate anything you make, may it be dresses, bags hair accessories, or more. These bows can be made in minutes and with fabric scraps.

Use back stitches to replace the machine stitches and you can make a number of them in an hour!


Hanging Towel


Hanging Towel Pattern


This is also a very simple and useful sewing project that is sure to adorn your home. This hanging towel pattern would help you sew towels that do not slip or fall away. The towel is attached to a holder that would keep it in place.

Here again, you may use back stitches and slip stitches wherever necessary to sew the hanging towel.


Flower Hair Clips



If you would like to make hair clips that look like store-bought ones, you are at the right place. This is a DIY tutorial that will help you make hair clips for your little one in minutes.

These clips are made with gross grain ribbon and buttons. You can easily change the color of the ribbons and buttons to sew matching hair clips for your little one.


Tooth Brush Holder


Tooth Brush Holder


This is again a sewing project for someone who is a frequent traveler. These brush holders are perfect to organize your toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, and other little toiletries neatly. What more can you ask for when you can easily toss it in your washing machine once dirty to make it fresh and clean once again?

You just need a washcloth to make this toothbrush pouch. Use backstitches to sew a sturdy one in minutes.


Reversible Bag


Reversible bag


This is a two- one bag pattern that you can sew for your little girl. You can try sewing the bag with leftover fabric scraps from her dress to make a matching one.

This sewing project does not require much-complicated sewing and such you can easily sew it by hand. Just make sure to use different fabrics on the two sides to make a totally different look on both sides.


Easy Sundress for American Dolls


Doll Dress Pattern


If you would like to sew an easy sundress for your little girl’s American doll, you can try this pattern. This is one of the most famous doll patterns I have. This is extremely easy to sew with delightful results.

You may use back stitches, slip stitches, and basting stitches wherever necessary to sew an awesome-looking dress for an AG doll.


Sling Bag



This is a very pretty yet useful sling bag that you can make from your old jeans. The seams on the sides of your jean leg are retained and all you are to sew are a few straight line stitches that you can easily sew by hand.

Of course, you need to sew the straps but you can easily sew them by backstitch, running stitch, or slip stitch.


Gaiter Face Mask


Gaiter Mask


This is a multipurpose gaiter mask sewing pattern that requires very little stitching. The gaiter is made with knit fabric and it can be used as a gaiter, a face mask, a ponytail holder, a bandana, or even as a cowl.

Make a number of them for yourself or as handmade gifts for your loved ones.


Grocery Bag


Grocery Bag Pattern


This is another bag pattern that can be tried by hand. This is a double-sided bag that can be used for your grocery shopping. You can choose to sew it with or without pockets.


And yes, there are straps to be sewn but it is no big deal, you can easily sew them as they are not very long straps.


Fabric Covered Buttons


Fabric Buttons


How about these fabric-covered buttons to adorn your garments? In fact, I have used it in all my sewing patterns. The ornamental touch would be impressive and the garment turned stunning!

In my tutorial, I have given instructions to make the button by hand or with a button maker. You can easily make neat fabric-covered buttons by hand to go with your dress, bag, or any other thing you are making.


Plaid Fabric Pumpkins


DIY Fabric pumpkin


This is one of the cutest things I have made by hand. there is no better hand sewing pattern I can offer you for Fall and Thanksgiving.

These plaid pumpkins are made from a single piece of fabric. There is very little sewing involved and you can make it in minutes! There are measurements and instructions to make it in three different sizes and that come as a bonus!


Christmas Ornaments



Another of my hand- sewing project for the festive season is the Christmas ornaments tutorial. This tutorial involves hand sewing five Christmas ornaments that you can hang on your Christmas tree.

These adorable ornaments are made with felt. Felt does not fray and is easy and quick to work on for any beginner seamstress. The tutorial comes with templates and instructions to make all five Christmas ornaments. I bet you will enjoy making them!


18)  Simple Felt Swan Softie from Molly and Mama



This is one of the hand sewing projects for beginners, that adults as well as kids of all ages would find enjoyable. Create a charming Felt Swan Softie using simple stitching techniques like the whip stitch or running stitch to make it even more accessible.


This delightful will be a hit with children, as they sew their very own adorable swan using felt fabric. It’s a fun and creative way to spend time together while fostering their sewing skills and unleashing their imagination. Let the kids take pride in their handcrafted swan softie and cherish it for years to come!


19) Frida Kahlo Cushion from Pillarbox Blue



Introducing a free pattern for an exquisite and straightforward Frida Kahlo Cushion! This fabulous DIY hand sewn project allows you to create a stunning and artistic cushion featuring the iconic Frida Kahlo. The pattern includes easy-to-follow instructions and templates to guide you through the process.


The pattern provides the templates for Frida Kahlo’s portrait, capturing her essence and vibrant personality. With step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, you’ll be able to create a unique and eye-catching cushion that celebrates the spirit of this legendary artist.


20) Mug Rug Pattern from Pillarbox Blue




Discover the joy of crafting with our DIY Free Mug Rug Pattern! Elevate your coffee or tea experience with this practical and stylish mat, perfect for catching spills or drips. Embrace creativity as you make your unique mug rug, using fabric scraps to add a personal touch to your space.


This DIY among the beginner hand sewing projects would help enhance your morning routine with a touch of charm and personality.


21) Ruffle Edge Doll Quilt from Polkadot Chair




Immerse yourself in the delightful world of quilting with our easy-to-follow Ruffle Edge Doll Quilt Tutorial! Perfect for beginners and a fun project for kids to explore their sewing skills, this charming quilt features ruffle edges that add a touch of whimsy and elegance.

Not only is it a rewarding sewing project, but this doll quilt also makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift. This is a teeny tiny quilt, that can be machine and hand- sewn.


22) Citrus-Coasters



Whether you’re setting a table for a special occasion or simply adorning your living space with a pop of color, our Citrus Coasters handsewn to perfection are the embodiment of creativity and craftsmanship.

Elevate your surroundings with these delightful coasters that seamlessly combine form and function, bringing the spirit of citrus right into your home.


23) Strawberry Pincushion



Indulge in the world of handsewn charm with our delightful Strawberry Pincushion project. This is one of the sewing by hand projects that offers you the perfect opportunity to create adorable pincushions that not only serve as practical sewing tools but also make for charming gifts or decorative ornaments.


This crafting endeavor is not only quick and enjoyable but also a fantastic way to utilize those cherished fabric remnants that deserve a second life.


24) Sketchbook-Apple-Coasters



Indulge your creativity with these delightful Easy Hand Sewn Projects featuring DIY Apple Coasters. Craft these charming Bitten Apple Coasters with simple hand-sewing techniques.

Perfect for beginners, these sewing-by-hand projects add a touch of homemade charm to your home decor. Get started on your crafting journey today!


25) DIY-Reusable-Fabric-Coffee-Cup-Sleeve/




Craft your own eco-friendly fabric coffee cup sleeve with this simple DIY project. Give new life to your outdated clothing by transforming them into stylish, hand-sewn cup sleeves that can be used again and again.


Embrace sustainability while adding a personal touch to your daily coffee routine. Join the upcycling movement and create a unique accessory that reduces waste and showcases your creativity.





Indulge in the world of creativity with the process of crafting charming DIY fabric mushrooms using this easy and fun pattern. Experience the joy of making these adorable fungi as a hobby that’s both enjoyable and captivating.


Once you start, you’ll find it hard to resist the addictive nature of crafting these fabric mushrooms. You can dive into a delightful sewing adventure that results in whimsical and enchanting decorations with this sewing projects for beginners by hand.


27) Boo-Ghost-Softie-Free-Sewing-Pattern



Get into the Halloween spirit by creating your very own charming BOO Ghost Softie using this hand-sewing pattern. Embrace the festive season with a delightful DIY project that’s both quick and simple to hand sew.


This adorable ghost softie adds a touch of cuteness to the spooky ambiance of Halloween. Whether for decorating or taking along on trick-or-treating adventures, this softie serves as the perfect whimsical accessory to celebrate the holiday.


28) Felt-Forest-Friends-Keychainsornaments



Discover the enchanting world of felt forest friend keychains with this free and easy-to-follow beginner hand sewing project. Let your creativity thrive as you embark on a delightful crafting journey. These adorable keychains are a breeze to make, allowing you to create charming and whimsical companions inspired by nature.


Whether you’re a seasoned hand sewist or new to the art, sewing these felt forest friend keychains is a joyful and rewarding experience that adds a touch of woodland magic to your daily life.


29) Sweater-Mittens



Discover the art of repurposing with sweater mittens, breathing new life into your wardrobe while preserving cherished memories. This is one of the easy hand sewn projects that not only keeps you warm during colder months but also adds a personal touch to your winter attire.


Join the upcycling trend and fashion your own unique, eco-friendly mittens with a touch of nostalgia.


30) No-Sew-Blanket-Five-Ways



This is not a hand- sewing project but it involves a few tying techniques and a touch of small hand- sewing knots here and there. Experience the joy of crafting cozy, no-sew blankets with this quick and accessible DIY tutorial. Regardless of your sewing expertise, you can effortlessly create these charming fleece blankets in mere minutes.


Embrace the satisfaction of crafting while staying warm and comfortable, all without the need for sewing skills. Discover the versatility of fleece and learn to fashion your own impressive fleece blankets through this user-friendly tutorial.


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Now you have learned how to make beautiful hand sewing projects that are fun and interesting. They can be made for yourself or as gifts for family and friends too!

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