Here are more than 30 adorable, useful and free sewing projects for the home - and that for every room in your home! They include a free sewing pattern and nearly all are beginner-friendly. I also added my latest tutorials.
Craft ideas like these make super handy DIY gifts for friends, for housewarming parties, and for your own home decoration. You can use these home sewing ideas to refresh all the rooms in your house.
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30+ Sewing Projects For the Home
Here's some inspiration for everyone to create a home you love, no matter the budget. You're not gonna believe what amazing things you can make with these free patterns for sewing projects for the home - enjoy!
While I also have several mending posts, like this one on How to Patch Up a shade sail, I decided to make this list of just new sewing projects. Many of these projects are inexpensive scrap busters: napkins, cozies, mug rugs, potholders. They are great additions to your household - think your own floor mop pads, baskets, easy and inexpensive diy storage. And some of the easy home decor sewing projects are so cute I could simply not resist them - and trust me, you won't be able to, either!
Get ready for cute and handy, welcome spring into your home. Let's start with several of the most colorful projects:
Large Storage Bin - Or a Hallway Catchall!
Every home needs plenty of multitasking storage bins. Use my free pattern in 3 sizes to make a laundry hamper, a catchall for your hallway, or a few really handy cubes for open shelf storage in your craft room. (Which can be turned into a market tote in a second!)
Free Hanging Basket Pattern
This little diy fabric hanging basket is a real treasure when it comes to storing small items. And since the hanging strap can open, you can hang it anywhere and remove easily. Get the free sewing pattern.
Pretty Diy Baskets
Make even more baskets sizes with this free pattern - add fresh vibes to your home using my free tutorial and sewing video.
The Easiest Diy Placemats You'll Ever Sew
Decorate your dining table in style, on any occasion, with these beautiful diy placemats.
A simple reversible table runner is a perfect match to these:
Easy Table Runner - Quick to sew, and reversible!
Make your dining room look beautiful with this diy table runner. I chose a solid for the other side, so I can use them with the placemats I showed above. (feels so clever, haha!)
Easy Quilted Table Runner Pattern For Beginners
This easy quilted table runner pattern is perfect for beginners. See why!
If you like sewing for the dining table, you'll also want to check out my favorite free table runner patterns.
Free Bowl Cozy Pattern
Protect your hands from hot bowls from the microwave! See how to sew a microwave bowl cozy using a free bowl cozy pattern in 3 sizes.
SUPER SWEET POTHOLDERS - Two ways!
Your kitchen deserves this beautiful little add - easy and practical potholders you can keep or gift! This free tutorial comes in a mommy-and-me style, in two sizes. Check it out now!
And the second type of potholders - potholders without binding and thus even quicker to sew. Get your free potholder template in 2 designs here at Applegreen Cottage.
Cute Diy Coffee Cup Sleeve
Always good to have a few coffee cozies at hand in your kitchen! Use this free coffee cozy pattern and make a beautiful diy coffee cup sleeve set!
Make a Cute Mug Rug
And to complement your coffee cozie - a mug rug for your cookies too!
Beginner-friendly, one single block, no precision needed. This easy quilt as you go mug rug tutorial is a must see - it will show you how to make a mug rug without binding!
The Easiest Throw Pillow Cover ever
Make super quick pillow covers for an instant living room makeover - perfect springtime home sewing project! A scrap-friendly and fun project in 15 minutes - or less! And also check out this diy Christmas pillow cover, it always turns out beautiful.
Cleverly Designed Diy Envelope Pillowcase
This diy envelope pillowcase is not just beautiful - it uses a smart sewing technique that turns your project into high-end home decor. Both easy and beautiful!
Sweet Diy Needle Book
You'll never get tired of looking at this one! This small diy sewing case is easy and quick to make, and always good to have as an emergency sewing kit. Makes a great diy gift too! I'm in love with the gorgeous print, take a look.
Cute Scrappy Pincushion
No matter how small the scraps, they'll work for this project! Use them all and make these little pincushions.
Diy Home Storage Bag
If you only have time to sew one item from this list, then choose this free storage pouch pattern!
It's a brilliant solution to store anything and everything in your home: diy shoe storage, clothespin hanging storage, think hanging organizer for any type of small items. You can even use it to organize your craft room - think notion storage or project bags!
Easy Diy Wall Organizer
A great space saver! You'll never guess what I used to make this diy organizer to hang on the door or on the wall. And did you know you can make a cool diy wall organizer with just 4 seams!
Easy Sewing Curtains
Curtains are an easy sewing project that will give your home that cozy feel we all love.
This is probably the easiest way to sew a curtain - plus a must-see hack to make the curtain pocket fit any curtain rod size! You can use this tutorial to make a simple white curtain, or an additional light-blocking layer - same technique!
Or see how to sew an (easiest!) quilt to use as a beautiful door window cover that will not just provide shading but also noise reduction - and it's gorgeous!
And this is one more curtain sewing project to give you more options if you want to sew a curtain with bar loops. You'll find this simple curtains tutorial at Phat Quarters.
So Handy Small Ironing Board - DIY!
Need a portable tabletop ironing board to bring close to your sewing machine? Why not make your own! See how to make a small pressing board using this easy diy ironing board tutorial.
The Best DIY Floor Mop Pad
This easy diy floor mop pad might be one of the most useful projects for the home I've ever tried out. Saves tons of money, and you only need scraps or old towels. Give it a go!
Colorful Dinner Napkins
Whip up a set of fun and festive mitered corner dinner napkins. Use your fat quarter fabric pieces! - OR choose an alternative (maybe even faster??) way to make them. I included two ways to make napkins - in case you want options!
Easy Quilted Placemat
This easy quilted placemat in all the rainbow colors can be your first quilting project. It always turns out beautiful, and it's such a quick make!
Easy Colorful Coasters
These easy felt coasters will be an eye-catcher at any party, and make a perfect last-minute homemade present.
Mini Fabric Bin For Your Countertop
Organize your home in style using these mini fabric bins with a fold-over top!
Diy Trinket Tray and Drawer Organizer
You can use this simple tray either on your desk, shelf, kitchen counter, or as a neat drawer organizer. Use the free tray pattern in 3 sizes and sew a few!
A Door Draft Stopper
A Door Draft Stopper by the Stitching Scientist. A DIY draft stopper will keep your home insulated and pretty at the same time. Make one, you might save big on heating bill!
Or, if you don't have any draft issues in your home, DIY a nice fabric doorstop like Vicky did. Cute and practical!
Grocery Bag Holder
This grocery Bag Holder by Easy Sewing For Beginners is a quick and easy sew for your pantry area. Make it as colorful as possible!
Piped Box Cushion Tutorial
Make your home more comfortable with easy home decor projects, like this diy box cushion tutorial by Tea And A Sewing Machine. You'll also learn how to make the piping, and also how to turn an ordinary cushion into a box shaped cushion.
Bedside Pocket Organizer
Bedside Pockets Organizer by SewCanShe. These bed pockets not only add functionality to any bed but also make storage much more fun! (And your child will never lose that favorite softie again!)
Double-Sided Fabric Bunting
A fun and easy project to decorate your home - and brighten up a children's room!
Quick DIY Felt Storage Box
Use this super easy tutorial to sew a felt storage box. I keep this one for key storage in the doorway. A soft landing pod for keys (No scratches on the shelf surface!) No pattern needed, super QUICK! Feel free to check out the how-to - here.
I hope you've enjoyed these sewing projects for the home. Crafty home sewing ideas like these make super handy DIY gifts for friends, for housewarming parties, and for your own home decoration. These items are easy to make, functional, and might turn out to be the perfect way to spruce up your home and make it ready for spring.
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Thank-you for sending me patterns!! Out of the 30 projects, I'll bet there are at least 27 that I can use. Thank-you again, and I will let you know how my projects are going.
Sheri hi, I'm so glad you like them, enjoy!
So today I thrifted 15 yards of beautiful (and new!) quilted fabric for $5 and was sent this link today in my newsletter. Meant to be 🙂
Indeed! And oh you're so lucky, at this price, beautiful fabric - and now you're good to go sew for weeks, months even! Enjoy every single project! 🙂
Thank you, Damjana, for sharing all these free patterns. There are several I can use, and I plan to scroll through the list a second time when I am not so rushed. I was planning to make a large tote/market bag by adjusting a smaller pattern I already own, but I think I will try your version instead.
Devonna Marie Tabor
Thank you for all of your ideas. I see so many I am excited to make. Thank you for sharing!! DeDe
Thank you Damjana for sharing these amazing patterns.
I really appreciate the way you explain the instructions with simplicity.
I will be making a bunch of cloth napkins as you have inspired me!!!
thank you for taking time to send us all those lovely free sewing patterns. x
I've been sewing for years and years but found quite a few of these handy, cute projects to save! Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for all the great projects! One of these days I hope to sit down and make some!
These are great! Thank you! 💕
Thank you ...I am a beginner... Hoping to sew the Door Draft Stopper
Damjana at AppleGreen Cottage
Happy to hear that. So many fellow bloggers are creating awesome things, and these included in the post are among the best!
Domenica | Easy Sewing for Beginners
What a great collection of sewing projects for the home! Thanks for including the grocery bag holder ?
Damjana at AppleGreen Cottage
Thanks! Yours was one of those that are both handy and beautiful (love dot prints!). I could not resist adding it 🙂