Saturday 15th January 2022
I hope you’re all enjoying the New Year so far and are raring to go with new sewing projects – but just in case your mind isn’t quite flowing over the brim with ideas, we at Sew-Drops have thought of a few easy projects for you!
Whether you are a novice picking up sewing as a new skill or a seasoned veteran of all things crafty, these projects will ease you nicely into another great year of sewing. If you are new to the hobby, be sure to read our guide to beginner hand stitches blog!
With that being said, read on to find the details of these exciting projects!
A pincushion is something that everyone who works with needles will need and any card-carrying sewer will have at least one. This is a small cushion where you can safely store your needles whilst keeping them readily accessible and can take many different shapes and forms.
I’ve always found that there’s something quite nice about your tools creating a place to store themselves and things like this will always make a great first project for any hobby that involves creating things from scratch!
It’s not ideal when your fabric tries to wriggle around or escape from the table when you’re in the middle of making important cuts or markings, but thankfully the solution to this can be in your hands! Fixing weights are essentially small fabric parcels filled with small metal beads that you can place on top of your fabric to keep it taut and stop it from creasing as much.
This very basic but very useful little thing is a great project for anyone working with fabric, but due to its simple creation it is perfect for beginners.
People are very different and what we carry around with us when we go out on a day-to-day basis, but we all have one thing in common – the need for something to carry it all in!
Sometimes pockets just aren’t enough to carry your two sets of keys, five reward cards, mask and various scents of hand sanitiser. This is why making a carry pouch for all your daily essentials not only makes sense, but is an easy-to-make and functional project.
Whether purely for fashion or for keeping your hair out of your face whilst you’re hard at work, a headband or bandana are simple projects to make but also very practical.
With spring slowly approaching on the horizon, this airy and light style of scarf is perfect for those slightly blustery, temperate days and doesn’t take long at all to make! All that is needed is a 2 yard length of fabric, a pin, a needle and thread
The great thing about sewing is that you can use whatever fabric you want to suit your tastes, making all of the above projects infinitely customisable – maybe you can stitch your name into them or cute little labels, once you have nailed the basics, it’s only up from there!
If you can’t decide what fabric you want, our fat quarter bundles are a great way to get a variety of different fabrics in complementary patterns and colours and with our 30% off fabric for sale throughout January on selected collections, there’s no reason not to dip your toe in! Use code FABRIC30 on selected products for the discount to be applied 🙂
We will see you again in a few weeks time in time for our February blog, but until then – keep safe and keep on sewing!