13 Spring Sewing Projects

spring craft projects

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get your closet up to speed with some spring sewing projects. When sewing something new and exciting ourselves, we often look for the latest fashion trends for spring sewing inspiration and ideas. But keeping up with current fashion can be quite tricky sometimes.

Here’s the good news. I have here a list of 13 easy spring sewing projects that’ll help you impress your most fashionable friends. My youngest sister Lauren is an absolute whizz at things like this. She’s my go-to girl if I ever need anything stitching. I might give a few of these a go myself though as they seem easy enough (I know where she is if I need help unstitching myself from material or fixing a sewing machine)

  1. Simple Reversible Bag

Love carrying a reversible bag? Then you’ll love this reversible bag tutorial. You’ll notice it’s simple and easy to make. All you need is pick your favourite fabrics and get ready. Who says a girl can never have too many bags? 

  1. 3D Triangle Pillows

Want a fun little pillow for your kids? Simply follow this simple triangle pillow tutorial.

As you’ll notice, making these funny looking pillows is really easy, all you have to do is gather your favourite fabric scraps and start stitching few of them together. A very easy one.

  1. Picnic Bowl Covers

This potluck bowl cover tutorial is a weekend project. Once completed, go outside in style this coming spring for the first outdoor parties and picnics of the year (if the weather agrees).

  1. Button-Up Window Shade

Make this easy to sew window shade quickly, and lift up the window shade into two heights to allow different shades of light into your room.

You only need buttons, twill tape, raw linen… and French ticking.

  1. Oilcloth Lunch Bag

Have an unused oilcloth cover on your kitchen table? Then follow this oilcloth lunch bag tutorial to transport your children’s lunches (or your own) in a leak-proof style.

  1. Knee Pad

Thinning, weeding and planting require a great deal of effort, and your knees often get hurt the most. But, with this attractively neat and stylish knee pad tutorial, you can prevent your knees from getting injured.

You’ll notice that the pad in this easy to follow tutorial is made from a sturdy and water-resistant acrylic, with a wide range of colours.

  1. Outdoor Pillows

Don’t just throw away those cheap-looking vinyl kitchen cloths. Why? Because they can be used for purposes other than just picnics – to make excellent materials for outdoor pillows that are super easy to clean.

  1. Handkerchief Valance

This tailored men’s handkerchiefs will turn more heads than just looking great in your pockets. If you have a set of vintage or new hankies, follow this easy handkerchief valance tutorial… to turn them into the most stylish valance.

  1. Raffia Window Curtain

Stitch a series of tufted raffia bow ties on a curtain with matching thread, and add freshness and sunniness to your windows, almost overnight! I might do something like this in my dining room.

Here’s how to create a raffia window curtain.

  1. Ruffled Coin Pouch

This spring, make yourself fall in love in head over heels with a cutesy ruffle coin pouch.

Creating this coin pouch is easy, too: All you need is little ruffle here and there… and everything will start to come together.

Here’s how you can create a pouch with a zipper.

  1. Chiffon Maxi Skirt

Last year, I realized that the chiffon maxi trend was starting to become really popular. This year, however, I’m sure it’s going to pick up a full momentum.

Maxis make excellent sewing project for spring and the summer.

They’re simple to make and comfortable to wear! You’ll find them in double maxi designs, either worn as a skirt or a dress. Here’s a simple chiffon maxi skirt tutorial to help you stand out from the pack.

  1. Simple Skirt

Do you know what’s popular on the spring runway these days? It’s the sweaters paired with circle skirts.

Recreating this look is quite fun and easy, too. Simply follow this simple skirt sewing project. You’ll realise you’ll only need some fabrics, some elastic bands to go around your waist, and thread.

Once it is sewn, pair it with your sweater and a pair of flats to look really, really ‘cool’ this spring.

  1. Day Date Dress

Do you want midi skirts that’ll turn heads without making you look “too granny”? Good.

Here’s a simple tutorial to make a day date dress.

Pay attention to how you wear it, though. To grab the attention of the most stylish friends, you can, for example, pair this easy midi skirt with heels, and accessorize the look properly!

Do you have any spring sewing projects planned? I could probably manage a few of these and the reversible bag is top of my list to try.

15 Craft Business Ideas for 2018

Business Ideas

Do you have a passion for arts and crafts? There are so many different craft business ideas and opportunities that allow you to share your crafting skills in a variety of different ways.

Let us have a look at 15 best craft business ideas to get you started.

Handmade Kitchen Gloves

You can always start with the handmade kitchen gloves, add the labels and sell them on Etsy or any other online selling platform. The material for it can be bought from the market and buying in large amounts would get you discounts. Of course, with creativity added, you can sell them at good prices. People prefer creativity along with quality nowadays and few markets these days sell both at a reasonable price.

Handmade Jewellery

If you love making jewellery, you could find yourself sitting on a lucrative business venture. Making handmade jewellery and selling it online is a great way to supplement your income. People love unique gift ideas or unique piece of jewellery.

Drapes and Curtains

If you enjoy interior designing, you’d better get going. Start designing curtains and drapes today.

Dresses

Awaken your inner fashion designer this coming year and make cash. You can design dresses sitting at home and sell them via Facebook or perhaps your blog.

Handmade Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are forever loved. You can buy leather and create artsy and designer jackets that are sold in no other outlets.

Hats

Many of us, are big suckers for hats. You can craft different types of hats such as beanies, beret hats, fedora hats etc.

Silk/Chiffon Scarves

Making dreamy scarfs is the next best thing in the world. Scarfs are a requirement where there are coats or jackets worn.

Handbags/Wallets

Being a woman or a man you probably know the utmost importance of handbags or wallets.

Gloves

Whether the winters are coming or not. Gloves are considered an important hand wears too many ladies and men who ride bikes. You’ll be doing them a great favour as well as your pocket.

Socks

If all seems vain, you may as well knit socks and sell them. A lot of people love handmade socks as they keep you warm. You can make them in order.

Artsy Masks

Masks make perfect gifts for wear or decoration. If you need inspiration, check beautiful masks at Carnival of Venice. You can find some interesting patterns.

Couch Cushions

You can either make handmade knitted cushions or silk ones.  

Quilts

People are heads over heels in love with quilts. Why not? Everyone likes to show off once in a while. After all, they carry class.

Carpets

If you know weaving there’s a good chance you can weave some amazing carpets and earn good money.

Handkerchiefs

Yes, you can always craft beautiful handkerchiefs and sell them away at good prices.

 

Do you have any other craft business ideas to share? Creativity is a well that never goes dry and there are so many clever, skilled and craft people out there!

 

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