20 Eco Friendly Sewing Projects

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Make one of these great eco-friendly sewing projects that are reusable to help you save money and keep trash out of the landfill!

There are a lot of reasons to use eco-friendly items in the kitchen and around the house. It helps the environment and it can help you safe money. I originally started using reusable items to help me save money, and it evolved into more than that.

These are just a few of the items that our family uses and that I have created a tutorial for. Some of them are to keep your hands or clothes clean, some are for cleaning, some are for organizing or carrying, and some are to protect food.

20 Eco Friendly Sewing Projects

Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects:

Why make eco-friendly sewing projects?

Not only does it help keep things out of the landfill and keeps the use of plastic and paper down over time, it can really help you save money. You do have to do a little more washing to keep up with cleaning everything, but I feel like I’m always doing laundry as a mom so I don’t mind one extra load here and there.

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.

Eco Friendly Sewing Projects

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!

20 Eco Friendly Sewing Projects
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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great list – thanks for rounding these ideas up.

I started sewing reusable drawstring Christmas bags last Christmas. Catch the sales and coupons, and it saves so much money on wrapping paper. I also like it to wrap those awkward multi cornered plastic and cardboard boxes that many toys come in. No more ripped paper!