13 Free Projects to Sew for the Living Room

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Does your living room need an update or some personality? Free sewing patterns with easy tutorials for pillows, cushions, baskets, decor and more is the answer. See my 13 free living room projects to sew below.


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Our Living Room sewing roundup begins with Plump Tufted Pillows to toss on the sofa or armchair. I made mine with soft Cuddle Fabric, but the fabric possibilities are endless. Does your space need a splash of color or texture? Trendy print? Luxurious trim? You decide.


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Or try my tutorial for Make Your Own Photo Pillows with custom fabrics from My Fabric Designs. Just wait til you see your own photos printed on their quality fabrics.


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Add some comfort to a piano bench or window seat with my DIY Patchwork Bench Cushion. You can choose fabrics that match the pillows above, or go in a whole new direction.


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If you have any unfinished quilt blocks, follow this tutorial to turn them into lovely quilted Pillow Covers for the living room or bedroom.


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I’ve always thought the Patchwork House quilt block would make a cute mini quilt for a living room wall. Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.


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Next, decorate the Living Room mantle with a festive Quilted Party Pennant in your favorite fabrics for the next holiday: Pink and red for Valentine’s Day, greens for St. Paddy’s, pastels for Easter, red white and blue for Independence Day… OR if you only want to make one, try matching the pennants to your throw pillows or storage baskets. How cute would that be?




When fall and winter rolls around change out the pennants on the mantle for Adorable Owls. They’re whimsical and unexpected, and will make a great conversation starter in your company room.


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Every living room needs some storage for blankets or magazines. Maybe your fur baby has a toy collection that tends to spread out? Corral all the odds and ends with my DIY Woven Basket with optional leather handles.


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My Sew Amazing Fabric Storage Baskets are 10”x10”x12” and are the perfect size for cubby shelves. They fold up when not in use and require 3 yards of fabric to make.



Once your living room is comfortable and decorated to your liking, you must have a place to keep the remote control. Remember when there was only one remote? We have one for the TV, DVD Player, ceiling fan, and maybe a 4th. Don’t ask me what it’s for. The Amazing A-Frame Organizer holds them all. And more!




Now you’re ready to get down to business and knit or crochet something beautiful as you binge-watch a show. My Yarn Project Bag is ideal for dispensing yarn as you need it with no runaway skeens!


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When you’re ready to relax on the couch heat up a DIY Heating Pad for shoulders and neck and let it melt your tension away. This is great after a long day of work, or when I have stiff muscles.


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Last is my Snowball Crumb Catcher. It’s perfect for the coffee table when it becomes a popcorn table or treats for the visitors table. It catches crumbs and protects furniture.

So after all that, I’d love to see a picture of what living room projects you’ve sewn up with my free patterns. Please share by tagging @sewcanshe on Instagram.

Happy Sewing!


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