When you begin searching for a new craft idea, it’s easy to be lured by two magical words: NO SEW. Sure, no-sew crafts generally seem less daunting and easier to put together in your spare crafting time. And of course, if you don’t own a sewing machine, no-sew crafts are the only way to go.
That said, yesterday marked 163 years since Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine, so in honor of this momentous day in crafting history, dust off your sewing machine (or borrow one from a friend), grab some thread and try some of these cute craft ideas! Trust me, they’re sew simple and fun, you definitely won’t regret giving one a try.
Fabric Pouf Ottoman
Creating a custom ottoman is an easy way to add a punch of color and personality to a room. Something to consider with the school year just around the corner: These poufs are a great option for college dorm rooms since they’re super versatile. You can use them as ottomans, extra seating, or even as a coffee table by placing a serving tray on top. SEWING INSTRUCTIONS HERE>>
Smart Phone or Tablet Felt Cover
These cute felt covers are a fun way to keep your phone or tablet looking good as new, plus they make for great personalized gifts. Add some pizazz by lining the cases with bold-patterned fabric and choosing a cool vintage button for the enclosure. SEWING INSTRUCTIONS HERE>>
Lined Tote Bag
There’s always use for an extra tote bag — whether it’s for groceries or a catch-all purse. These sturdy cotton totes use two different fabric patterns for a cute twist on a functional craft. SEWING INSTRUCTIONS HERE>>
Throw pillows are a great way to mix up your decor, but they can get pretty pricey. Making your own throw pillows is a great way to get just the right pattern and style you want, without shelling out a lot of cash for fluffed-up prices. Since these pillows are so simple to make, they’re also a great introductory craft for sewing machine novices. SEWING INSTRUCTIONS HERE>>
Decorative Camera Strap
Trade out your boring generic camera strap for something that is picture-worthy itself. This fabric strap is easy to customize using different paint and tassel colors. When it’s complete after just a few easy steps, you’ll be the envy of all your fellow photographers. SEWING INSTRUCTIONS HERE>>