17 Sewing Gifts You Can Make in a Day

17 Sewing Gifts You Can Make in a Day

There’s nothing like giving a handmade gift to someone you care about. It shows that ‘special someone’ that you’ve taken time out of your busy life to make something that’s one of a kind and just for them.

These sewing patterns will help give you some great ideas for your next special occasion.

Handmade gifts don’t need to take weeks to make. These 17 sewing gifts can easily be made in only one day.


Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

Do you have a ton of leftover pieces of fabric that are too small to turn into something wearable, but too pretty to throw away? Well, do we have a great solution for that! Turn them into this gorgeous patchwork clutch!

Via Lana Red Studio


On the Go Organizer

Who doesn’t love in life-bright colored fabric, pens and notebooks and organization and sewing! Put it all together and what do you get? An On the Go Organizer.

Via Crazy Little Projects


Handmade Heathered Kimono

The process of creating this kimono is super simple (no pattern needed!), but it does require a bit of sewing (not expert sewing, but beginner sewing).

Via Francois Et Moi


Super Easy Sewn Blanket

Looking for a quick sewing project that packs a colorful punch? This Super Easy Sewn Blanket for Beginners is it! It’s modern elegance in six simple stripes.

Via Purl Soho


Reading Pillow

These reading pillows make great gifts and can be easily personalized using the recipient’s favorite fabrics or colors.  If you’re looking for a fun handmade gift, you might want to consider this project.

Via Polkadot Chair


Pom Pom Burp Cloth

When it’s time to get a new baby gift for a friend, we like to include some burp cloths because they are so ridiculously easy to make and honestly, you can never have too many.

Via Mary Martha Mama


Envelope Clutch Purse

Would you like to learn how to make a fold over clutch purse? This tutorial is suitable for beginners… straight line sewing, no zips!

Via We Are Scout


Fabric Drawstring Basket

Here’s a great tutorial for a darling drawstring fabric basket! How great would a few of these be for storing toys?

Via Gluesticks


Pajama Pants Gift Sets

Learn how to sew these cozy looking pajama pants that come with a coordinating drawstring bag.

Via Melly Sews


Weekender Duffle Bag

Sewing this dapper Weekender Duffle taps right into the excitement of getaways and travel. It’s just as fun to make as finding a last-minute deal, and with every seam, you imagine all the places this awesome bag will travel!

Via Purl Soho

Knit Receiving Blankets

We love receiving blankets, especially the knit variety. They’re stretchy and soft and cozy and even a little absorbent.

Via Make It Love It


Duck Canvas Tote

These pretty but sturdy totes take less than an hour from start to finish and couldn’t be easier to stitch up.

Via The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood


Easy Beach Poncho

Learn how to make this DIY Beach Poncho with pom pom trim. This project is ideal for beginner sewers because no pattern is necessary. Basically, you just fold your fabric in half and cut out 2 circles.

Via Gina Michele


Easy Sew Tote Bag

You can never have too many tote bags – they’re always super handy. Learn how to make this easy sew tote bag now.

Via Crazy Little Projects


Pom Pom Placemat Clutch

Would you guess that this adorable clutch purse is actually made from a placemat? Learn how to make your own clutch with this easy tutorial.

Via Riva La Diva


Portable Tissue Holder

Tissues are one of those items that you always need around, especially on the road. So we thought–why not carry them around in style? And if it’s something you prefer not to travel with, it looks just as chic on a desk or table!

Via Art Gallery Fabrics


Adjustable Aprons

This adjustable apron has a straightforward construction, and it fits almost any body because of its nifty adjustable neck and tie.

Via Purl Soho

Making someone a creative gift doesn’t need to be hard. We hope you’ve found a fun and easy sewing project to make for your next special occasion.

If you’re looking for more great sewing projects, check out this great book for using your favorite pieces of scrap materials – Half Yard Gifts: Easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric

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Handmade gifts don't need to take weeks to make. These 17 sewing gifts can easily be made in only one day and will give you some great ideas for your next project.

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