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30 Things to Sew in 30 Minutes
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30 Things to Sew in 30 Minutes

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Discover quick and snappy sewing projects that you can sew in 30 minutes! Some days you want to get crafty but don't always have the time for a big project - scroll down to find a project that you can whip up super quick!

Note: You may need some extra time for prepping your fabrics and accessories for these projects. 

 

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30 Things to Sew in 30 Minutes

Sew a Dog Collar Removeable Bow Tie

Treat your pet this winter with this festive collar and bow tie, or make the set as a gift to a pet-loving friend! 

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Puffy Heart Bunting

Miss Libby Rose brings you another fab project to practice your sewing skills – puffy heart bunting!

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Face Covering Pouch

Create a handy pouch to store your face covering or face mask conveniently.

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How to Make a DIY Christmas Stocking

This brightly coloured DIY Christmas stocking is just the thing to add a touch of kitsch to your Christmas festivities.

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4 Styles of Bunting

These four different bunting styles offer plenty of ideas for decorating garden parties, children’s dens and more!

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How to Sew a Simple Animal Cushion

Make an adorable animal cushion using fun printed cotton fabrics

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How to Make a Fabric Bottle Bag

Make your next present extra special with this handmade bottle bag, made using stunning Joules fabric. 

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How to Sew a Cross Back Apron

These aprons make great gifts and you can adjust the straps slightly, before sewing, to make this apron fit a variety of sizes.

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How to Sew Fabric Crowns

What better way to get excited for the festive season than to create your own fabric crowns?

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How to Sew a Cutlery Wrap

Discover how to sew a versatile cutlery roll with this step-by-step project guide.

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Make a Sleep Mask

Why not enjoy a spa day in your own home? This eye mask set using Joules fat quarters is sure to help you relax. 

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Make a Drawstring Coin Purse

Look stylish and keep your change in order with this drawstring coin purse made with Joules fat quarters

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How to Make a Fabric Storage Box

Fabric storage boxes are ideal for storing all those little household items. Using a selection of fat quarters, you can make a fun set of coordinating or contrasting storage boxes for your home.

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Great British Button Challenge: Sew a Solar System

We’re on a mission to get Britain sewing again, starting with our schools! As part of the Great British Button Challenge, we’re giving out free buttons to schools, and challenging teachers to bring sewing back into UK classrooms. The 2018 Hobbycraft Report found that 1 in 5 people in the UK can’t sew on a button, with 52% never taught at school, so we’re giving teachers, parents and budding stitchers creative inspiration for imaginative button makes, with projects suitable for individuals and group activities, and ideas that are both fun and educational! Find out more about the Great British Button Challenge, and the great prizes up for grabs, at www.hobbycraft.co.uk/buttonchallenge

Space is such an exciting and engaging subject to be learning about at school! This project is a great one for group work in the classroom, and once finished will look absolutely brilliant displayed within the classroom. Read the tutorial below to find out the process of creation.

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Great British Button Challenge: Sew a Felt Pencil Case

We’re on a mission to get Britain sewing again, starting with our schools! As part of the Great British Button Challenge, we’re giving out free buttons to schools, and challenging teachers to bring sewing back into UK classrooms. The 2018 Hobbycraft Report found that 1 in 5 people in the UK can’t sew on a button, with 52% never taught at school, so we’re giving teachers, parents and budding stitchers creative inspiration for imaginative button makes, with projects suitable for individuals and group activities, and ideas that are both fun and educational! Find out more about the Great British Button Challenge, and the great prizes up for grabs, at www.hobbycraft.co.uk/buttonchallenge

This guide will show you how to make a folded pencil case using felt and round buttons. The guide uses blanket stitch to secure the case. Learn how to sew a button and buttonhole to make a functional and secure item for your favourite stationary!

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Fabric Covered Notebooks

We’ve all seen those smart, covered notebooks in the shops – beautifully dressed in designer fabric but with a price tag to match!

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How to Sew a Crinkle Tag Toy

Learn how to make a handmade baby crinkle tag toy by following this tutorial by our haberdashery expert, Kathi. 

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How to Sew a Keyring Phone Case

Sew this beautiful and functional keyring phone case, and keep your valuables safe in style!

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Sew a Pencil Case Using VELCRO ® Brand Tape

Be the envy of the classroom by having a go at sewing your own pencil case using VELCRO ® brand tape!

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Sew a Fat Quarter Notebook Cover

Creating a personalised notebook cover can be a satisfying and fun process!

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Sew a Patch Pocket

Sewing expert Miss Libby Rose here shows us how to sew a patch pocket on a garment with or without a button. Look at the steps below to see Libby in action!

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Handsew a Button

We're on a mission to get Britain sewing again! The 2018 Hobbycraft Report found that 1 in 5 people in the UK can't sew on a button, with 52% never taught at school, so we're giving teachers, parents and budding stitchers creative inspiration for imaginative button makes, with projects suitable for individuals and group activities and ideas that are both fun and educational! Find out more about the Great British Button Challenge and the great prizes up for grabs, at www.hobbycraft.co.uk/buttonchallenge Read this tutorial by Miss Libby Rose to find out the best way to hand sew a button. There's a handy video too, if you'd like to see this sewing expert in action!

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How to Sew a Buttonhole

Buttonholes are one of those things that we use virtually everyday but don’t really think about how it’s made, until the time comes to making one for yourself.

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How to Sew a Peter Rabbit Bib

These Peter Rabbit fat quarters are exclusive to Hobbycraft and they just scream out to be made into beautiful sewing projects for babies and kids, which is why we had a go at using them to make a dribble bib - and you'd be surprised just how easy it is to make! 

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Make a Scrubs Bag

This tutorial will show you how to make a quick and easy drawstring scrubs bag.

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Make a Seat Pad Cover

Seat pad covers are great for upcycling a piece of furniture or adding a splash of colour to a plain chair. 

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Sew Fabric Gift Wrap

Get creative a more sustainable alternative to classic gift wrap. The project features two types of fabric gift wrap – choose between a single and lined fabric wrap to create that professional finish!

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Sew a Lined Gift Bag

Craft the perfect eco-friendly fabric gift bags to add a personal touch to every Christmas present. 

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Make Ear Savers for Face Coverings

These simple DIY ear savers are made to help protect the ears from chafing when wearing a face mask or face covering.

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Make a Face Covering

With a few basic sewing techniques, you can create your own custom face covering that is easily adjustable and suited to you.

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