We often forget but making a little extra cash doesn't have to be rocket science. Sometimes it's as simple as turning a hobby into a mini entrepreneurial venture.
If you enjoy sewing, maybe all you need to start a side business is a little inspiration. This is where we come in. We found these amazing 21 easy sew projects you can make and sell – there's something for everyone.
From sewing patterns for toys to clothes to bibs to camera lens covers, you'll have some great ideas to start making and selling your fantastic creations.
DIY Summer Slippers
These easy little slips are perfect for the summer months because they are light and airy. They are super easy to sew and can probably be fashioned from scraps that you already have in your fabric stash!
Via Friday Pattern Company
Convertible Softie Pattern
Here’s a softie pattern that is super easy to make and customise to your own personality. The one basic sewing pattern can be adapted to make a bear, bunny or my favorite, a cat. If you want to get creative you can adapt the features to make other characters too. You are limited only by your imagination.
Via My Poppet
Baby Leggings Sewing DIY
Baby leggings are more comfortable than jeans and you can make them in so many awesome fabrics. Learn how to sew DIY Baby Leggings using a pair of PJ pants as a pattern. It's so easy, even for beginner sewers who aren't quite ready for sewing patterns!
Via Gina Michele
Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern
Learn how to make these cute and functional oven mitts with this easy sewing tutorial.
Via Mary Martha Mama
Fabric Clip Purse Sewing Tutorial
Not only can you make your own frame purse, you can also design the inner and outer fabric yourself! Which means that (apart from the frame) everything about this purse will be designed and made by you!
Via Lana Red Studio
Anthropologie Inspired DIY Scarf
Make your own Anthropologie inspired DIY scarf. It’s a fan favorite for stores that are great for inspiration. This is a great little sewing project, super quick and easy you'll end up making one for all of your friends!
Via Love of Home
Travel Makeup Brush Roll
This sewing tutorial doesn’t require very much fabric or very high sewing skills. Because it’s for brushes and brushes do get dirty, you will need a fabric that is machine washable and durable. You can make this in about 30 minutes, and you’ll be surprised how easy it all comes together.
Binder Pencil Case Sewing DIY
This DIY Binder Pencil Case is the perfect way to keep your little one organized this school year. It features loops that attach to the inside of a binder so it won't get lost, plus a handy zipper for easy access.
Via Gina Michele
Easy Sew Sunglasses Case
This sunglass case sewing pattern is so fast and easy to sew, they would actually make a fantastic last minute gift! Don't be intimidated by the faux leather, it's super easy to sew with!
Keyboard Wrist Rest
We love this homemade wrist rest and hope it helps out all the computer junkies out there!
Via The Artisan Life
Plaid Crossbody Bag
Here’s a simple sewing tutorial on how to make a fall plaid and faux leather crossbody bag. Can you believe it was made from a simple kitchen towel?!
Kids Cooking Apron
These cute aprons are very easy to sewand they’re even reversible. You can download the free sewing pattern and create your own.
Via Bugaboo City
Knot Bow Romper Sewing Pattern
The Knot Bow Romper sewing pattern comes in sizes 2-8 for girls, although it can be made for boys too! It uses a variety of knits including jersey knit, interlock knit, french terry, and cotton lycra. There is no stretch requirement on the fabric since it fits pretty loose.
Via Coral + Co
Easy Zipper Pouch
Even if you’re a newbie sewer, these zipper pouches will make you feel like an amazing seamstress – with a zipper and an inner and outer fabric. The ‘easy’ in the title above is not misleading. Even if your skills are novice at best, you too can do it.
Easy Toddler and Kids Beach Cover
This Beach Cover Up DIY is so easy to make! Basically it's just fabric folded in half, with a neck hole cut out and 2 side stitches. It only took 15 minutes to make.
Via Gina Michele
Ironing Board Cover
This is a really easy sewing project, and even if you haven’t used a sewing machine much at all before, this is a project you definitely can tackle. In about an hour, you’ll have a fun new cover sewn for your ironing board.
Table Setting Placemat
As a family, it’s easy to make dinners special by eating together and listening to music while you eat. And in the Summer you can do it outside! Learn how to make these summer-ready placemats with subtle cues for table setting.
Baby Blanket and Toy All-In-One
If you like this cheerful blanket and baby toy all in one, this is a really easy sewing project to start learning how to sew step-by-step.
Via Sew Toy
Baby Bandana Bibs
This is a super simple sewing project that results in a stylish and useful gift. In our opinion, you can never have too many bibs!
Via Hello Wonderful
DIY Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Pattern
Protect your camera lenses when you’re on the go with these DIY padded camera lens cases. This sewing tutorial will walk you through making the lens cases step by step.
Via Polkadot Chair
Easy DIY Tea Towels
These tea towels are perfect for a beginner sewer, or someone who just wants to get comfortable with their sewing machine. They can be customized for any space or theme that you want in your kitchen and are also perfect for a housewarming, or thank you gift.
Via Mama In a Stitch