Make something amazing with one of these great 30 minute sewing projects. There are easy projects for the home, for kids, and as gifts!
Sometimes you don’t have time, energy, or mental capacity for a hard, all-encompassing, time-intensive sewing project. I do recommend that the way to finish a big project is to work slowly one step at a time and eventually it’ll be finished, but I often can’t handle a big project like that.
If it’s a busy summer full of adventuring and traveling, or if it’s the holidays when there’s gatherings, concerts, and gift giving, you might not have as much time to sew. That’s when these fantastic 30 minute sewing projects come in to save the day! Get a little bit of sewing done AND finish it!
All of these projects can get done in 30 minutes and most can get cut out and finished in half an hour.
Some are small sewing projects and some are big sewing projects. Some use up fabric scraps and some use big pieces of new fabric. There are even upcycles to make the sewing easier!
What makes a sewing project faster to sew?
Look for sewing projects with lots of straight lines. Straight lines are the easiest seam to sew, and it’s good for beginners to practice.
Look for sewing projects that use either quilting cotton, the best beginner sewing woven fabric, or cotton spandex jersey, the best beginner sewing knit fabric. Fleece fabric is another great fabric for beginners to work with.
Look for sewing projects that use a smaller amount of fabric since less fabric means smaller seams.
Do you love to sew? Try one of these great sewing projects:
Learn how to make DIY reusable makeup remover pads to help you save money and create less waste. The more you make the more time it will take, but you can make several in less than half an hour. It’s a great scrap fabric sewing project!
Make use of all those organic cotton scraps of fabric by easily sewing or serging them into DIY reusable cotton rounds. They are great for removing make up! The more you make the more time it will take, but you can make several in less than half an hour.
Learn how to make DIY cloth napkins with silk and cotton fabric for the perfect reusable table setting. They are luxurious and absorbant and can match any holiday decor! They are great for removing make up! The more you make the more time it will take, but you can make a couple in less than half an hour.
Learn how to make a silk scarf with lightweight fabric. This beginner sewing project is a great to practice sewing silk and sewing hems. If you have a rolled hem foot you can make this project even faster!
Learn how to sew a sunglasses case with a free sewing pattern! Keep your sunglasses case safe in your bag with a beginner sewing project! This project might take longer than 30 minutes if you do the quilting, so skip the quilting for a quicker sew.
Make a quick DIY matching game with your scraps of fabric for an easy sewing project and a fun game. Let your kids pick out their favorite fabrics! The more you make the more time it will take, but you can make several in less than half an hour.
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
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