Here are more than 20 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.
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 each room of your house.
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20+ 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, patchwork vase, potholders), very handy for your household (think your own floor mop pads, grocery bag holders – easy and inexpensive DIY storage!). Some of them 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:
This little 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. Free sewing pattern and tutorial HERE.
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.
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!
A Beautiful 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!
Make an easy mini fabric bin like this one – the tutorial includes a free template, so it’s super easy for you to sew one, even if you’re a beginner. You’ll be able to organize your home in style using these DIY mini bins with fold-over top!
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!)
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.
DIY Ironing Board Cover
Also, there’s probably time for a new ironing cover for your old ironing board. (And if you do it, make sure to use a super cute floral print for ther pockets, like the one in the image. Love it!)
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. Check it out here (tutorial)
Colorful Dinner Napkins
Use this free pattern and instructions to whip up a set of fun and festive mitered corner dinner napkins. Use your fat quarter fabric pieces! (If you are wondering – yes you can get these fabric prints, it’s Remix from R.Kaufman, HERE on Etsy. Yey to colorful!)
Wall Pocket Organizer
DIY Wall Pocket Organizer by Sew Much Ado. A great space saver, and a beautiful one – the gold on pink looks fabulous!
DIY Fabric Shower Curtain
DIY Fabric Shower Curtain by Craftsy Blog. Spruce up your bathroom! Give your bathroom a completely new and fresh feeling by changing out your shower curtain.
These easy felt coasters will be an eye-catcher at any party, and make a perfect last-minute homemade present!
Chair Cushion Tutorial
Make your dining room a more comfortable place using this clear, step-by-step tutorial to make your own chair cushions.
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 oyur home: diy shoe storage, clothes pin 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! Head over to the home storage bag tutorial and grab the pattern in 3 sizes for FREE!
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!
DIY Doorstop Tutorial by Vicky Myers Creations. 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
Grocery Bag Holder by Easy Sewing For Beginners. A quick and easy sew for your pantry area. Make it as colorful as possible!
Piped Box Cushion Tutorial
Piped Box Cushion Tutorial by Tea And A Sewing Machine. It’s easy to make a box cushion and this tutorial shows you how! You’ll also learn how to make the piping, and also how to turn an ordinary cushion into a box shaped cushion.
Raindrops Pillow Pattern by Abfabulies Designs. A great project for spring to freshen up your home!
Bedside Pockets 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!)
Bursting-Buds Table Runner
Lovely Spring-Like Table Runner by Sameliasmum. How cute is this spring table runner! A burst of color for your home.
A fun and easy project to decorate your home – and brighten up a children’s room!
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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