25 Things to Sew in 1 Hour
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25 Things to Sew in 1 Hour

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £30+
Time 1+ Days

If you’re looking for quick and easy sewing projects that are ideal for sewers of all levels, this project guide is just for you. We’ve selected 25 fantastic sewing projects that cover a wide range of sewing techniques and ideas, from cute bunny scrunchies to stylish fabric gift wrap – all of which can be created in just an hour!

This is the perfect opportunity to sew a last-minute handmade gift for a loved one using scrap fabric. Alternatively, transform your favourite fat quarters into keepsakes that can be displayed and cherished forever.

Browse these 25 simple sewing ideas and try your hand at your favourites! They’re sure to spark your creativity.

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25 Things to Sew in 1 hour

How to Sew a Tropical Brush Roll

Create a handy brush roll, perfect for storing craft supplies and makeup brushes alike! Perfect for beginners and quick and easy to make in just an hour.

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How to Sew a Cute Bunny Pennant

Add something sweet to your little one’s bedroom with this adorable bunny pennant! Perfect to add a cute pop of colour, this pennant is perfect to give as a gift for a baby shower or christening. 

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How to Make Bunny Scrunchies

These fun and colourful bunny ear scrunchies are a great scrap buster. Make them plain or add these cute bunny ears for an additional spring detail or mix and match the patterns to make one for every outfit! You can also modify the size of the bunny ear template to make them into tie top hairbands.

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How to Make a Drawstring Coin Purse

Look stylish and keep your change in order with this drawstring coin purse made with Joules fat quarters. Sew the small purse as a lovely gift for a friend or a handy accessory for yourself.

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How to Sew a Bunny Comforter

Make this soft and sweet comforter for your little one using your favourite fat quarters. Perfect for beginner sewers, this comforter can be created as an adorable gift for springtime, baby showers, or birthdays.

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How to Sew a Crinkle Tag Toy

Learn how to make a handmade baby crinkle tag toy by following this quick and easy project guide. Crinkle toys are the perfect gift for a baby shower, and our variety of Fat Quarters are the ideal fabric for them to be made from! Add a selection of ribbons to create a sensory tag toy.

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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. Perfect for intermediate level sewers, this project helps you transform your favourite fabric designs into a particularly pretty and practical storage solution.

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How to Sew a Drawstring Bag

Enjoy personalising eco-friendly gift bags with this simple step-by-step tutorial! These drawstring gift bags make it easy to add a personal touch to Christmas gift wrap.

Once you’ve sewn one, you’ll be able to create many in various sizes and finish them with colourful ribbons. Get experimental with your fabrics and create something truly unique.

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How to 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!

This is a great project if you’re looking for eco-friendly wrapping alternatives. They’ll take no longer than an hour to sew, leaving you plenty of time to craft the perfect gift.

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How to Make a Fabric Napkin

You can whip up a pretty fabric napkin in no time and refresh your dinner table or impress your guests. All you need are some fat quarters, bias binding, and a button to make something wonderful!

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How to Sew a Fat Quarter Bento Bag

Bento bags are a style of bag hailing from Japan, sometimes called market bags, triangle bags, or origami bags. These easy-to-sew bags are perfect for keeping knit projects secure, taking to the shops to replace plastic or paper vegetable bags, or even as reusable gift wrap!

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How to Sew a Felt Llama Keyring

Felt is so easy to work with when sewing, that it's ideal for beginners and you don't even need a sewing machine to be able to make it. Create this cute little felt keyring to add some colour to your keys or make it as a perfect gift for the Llama Lover in your life!

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How to Make a Garden Party Napkin

Make the most of your outdoor gatherings with handmade party details that everyone will love! With this project, customise cloth napkins using a coloured trim and enjoy vibrant details inspired by summer. They’re wonderful for adding fun flair to your garden parties, but these napkins could also be replicated to suit a wedding theme.

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How to Make a Jam Jar Topper

Jam jars have sported fabric caps for years; however, you will love this new twist on an old favourite fabric jam jar topper! Perfect for beginner sewers to create in just under one hour!

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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! This project is ideal to transform your favourite fat quarters into a practical sewing project. Use VELCRO ® Brand Tape to easily make a secure fastening.

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How to Sew a Lined Gift Bag

Craft the perfect eco-friendly fabric gift bags to add a personal touch to every Christmas present. These charming gift bags will look wonderful sitting under the tree! No matter what size you make, these gift bags tie up with an addition ribbon or twine wrapped around them.

With this how-to guide, you’ll soon be an expert in sewing these adorable gift bags. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself making a supply of them for the family this Christmas!

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How to Make a Shaped Face Covering

Create your own mask at home with a few basic sewing techniques! You’ll be able to make a shaped, comfortable face covering with your pick of patterns or colours. The best fabric to use for your homemade face covering is tightly woven 100% cotton.

Please note: This face covering is not a medical device.

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How to 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. Made using a few items you may have at home; we choose from two designs that are easy to make and comfortable to wear.

Please note: These ear savers are not a medical device.

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How to Sew a Face Covering Pouch

Create a handy pouch to store your face covering or face mask conveniently. It can be made to clip onto your bag, jeans, or belt for easy access whenever you need to quickly cover your face on trips out and about. Easy to make and super practical, it’s the perfect addition to your accessories.

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How to Sew a Patch Pocket

This sewing guide will show you how to sew a patch pocket on to a garment with or without a button. Quick and easy to do and perfect for beginners!

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How to Make a Pincushion Jar

These pincushion jars are so easy to make and are a great idea for a simple but thoughtful present at Christmas time. Fill with a selection of sewing goodies according to your recipient – ribbons, thread, buttons, scissors, or whatever else you like!

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How to Make a Scrubs Bag

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

If you are making this bag for hospital workers we recommend 100% cotton, it will need to be able to withstand a 60-degree wash.

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How to Make a Unicorn Hobby Horse Tree Decoration

These cute little unicorn hobby horses are an adaptation of a hobby horse I always used to make with my mother. Refilling the horses with candy canes was always a tradition when getting out all the decorations. Really simple to sew and oh so therapeutic, Unicorn Hobby Horses are the perfect project to complete with a festive film and a cosy cuppa.

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How to 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! This project is ideal to transform your favourite fat quarters into a practical sewing project. Use VELCRO ® Brand Tape as a secure fastening for all your pens and pencils.

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How to Make a Zip-Free Cushion Cover

If you’ve just purchased your very first sewing machine, you’ll be itching to get making and start creating!

Cushions are a great beginner project for sewers, many people are put off by the thought of inserting an invisible zip, however, this cushion is completely zip-free with the fabric cover acting like an envelope for your cushion pad, easy-peasy!

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