25 Canvas Sewing Projects
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Make strong and durable items for your home with these canvas sewing projects. They are great home sewing projects and handmade gifts!
Canvas is such a great fabric to work with. It comes in solid colors and lots of beautiful prints. It is stronger and more durable than quilting cotton, but it is not harder to sew. Canvas only gets tricky to sew when there are lots of layers and it gets really thick.
Canvas comes in both natural fibers, like cotton, and synthetic fibers, like polyester. It’s easy to find at most fabric stores, and it’s really fun to find a canvas that matches your home decor and style.
I love using canvas fabric for mainly home decor to get the right look and for added durability. When you add interfacing and fusible fleece, you can get a really strong and sturdy item. It will even stand up on it’s own!
Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects:
- beginner sewing projects
- cotton sewing projects
- scrap fabric sewing projects
- fat quarter sewing projects
- home sewing projects
- kitchen sewing projects
- 30 minute sewing projects
- Handmade gifts to sew
- Flannel sewing projects
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.
Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.
Canvas Sewing Projects
Learn how to make a fabric box with a free sewing pattern. Get organized with this fun beginner sewing project!
Learn how to make a tote bag with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing pattern is a great way to carry all your essentials.
Learn how to make an easy envelope pillow cover that makes the perfect throw pillow. Add a flange or not to this beginner sewing project.
Learn to make a box zipper pouch with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great toiletry bag for travel or organizing!
Learn how to make a DIY floor pouf with beautiful fabric and a free sewing pattern for the perfect footrest. This easy sewing project is great for the home and a gift.
Learn how to sew an invisible zipper in a pillow to make an easy pillow cover. Use a sewing machine and a regular sewing machine foot.
Learn how to make a large DIY fabric basket that is perfect for organizing! It holds all my throw blankets, toys, or even all the dirty towels.
Learn how to make a DIY bean bag chair with free measurements! Make a comfortable chair that is great for reading to match your room. I made mine with wool because it was what I had on hand, but canvas would work great for this chair!
Learn how to make a tote bag with leather handles. It’s a quick and easy sewing project that is perfect for carrying your essentials! The canvas and the leather have a really nice contrast.
Learn to make a DIY bunny tote bag that is perfect for spring and gathering nature treasures! This beginner sewing project is easy and fun!
Learn how to make a DIY trick or treat bag with Halloween cotton canvas! It can be done on a sewing machine, and it’s a great beginner sewing project!
Make it easier to keep your car clean with a DIY car trash can. This beginner sewing project is simple with a free sewing pattern!
Learn how to make a bag with lots of pockets for storage with this free diaper bag pattern and sewing tutorial. Use canvas for a durable bag!
Learn how to make DIY bunny baskets that are perfect for spring decorating or gathering Easter eggs. Just add bunny details to a simple fabric basket!
Decorate your office with this easy DIY mouse pad with your favorite fabric. It would make a great back to school project or a great gift idea!
Learn how to make a DIY fabric tray with fabric scraps for simple organizing. It’s a great beginner sewing project that makes an easy gift!
Learn how to make a bucket hat with a free sewing pattern in baby, child, and adult sizes. This beginner sewing project is great for summer!
Learn how to make a kid size apron with just a fat quarter of fabric. This kid apron tutorial is a beginner sewing project perfect as a gift!
Learn how to make an easy DIY harvest apron for the garden. It works as an apron, and it can turn into a little bag for carrying all your produce.
Learn how to sew an easy DIY pencil pouch with scraps of fabric and a zipper. This is a great beginner sewing project that teaches how to sew a zipper!
Learn how to sew a simple table runner with cotton fabric and trim. Make one for everyday or for holiday decorating, and give it as a handmade gift.
Learn how to make placemats with a 1/2 yard of fabric!. This is a great beginner sewing project and can use the prettiest fabric!
Learn how to make a DIY water bottle dog toy with a free sewing pattern! The crinkly sound is fun for dogs, and the bottle is easily replaced!
Learn how to make a dog accessory with a free dog bandana sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great way to use up fabric scraps!
Learn how to sew a dog bed with canvas fabric and foam. Make the perfect DIY comfy cushion for your best furry friend.
If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
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