25 Useful & Beautiful Things to Sew – Easy Sewing Patterns


Free Sewing Patterns for Useful and Beautiful Projects

Check out these free sewing tutorials for baskets, organizing caddies, pretty covers for your machines, and more! Use your sewing machine to make something that will help and inspire others. Sewing is not only a passion and love of mine…but it is so useful in a million different ways. I can make, mend, and create something when the need arises and do it in my own creative way. I can use my favorite colors and create my own style, an outlet for creativity and expression that is invaluable to me, and can be to you too!


Sew up a Mug Caddy to organize your desk or tabletop. It’s super easy and only takes one or two fat quarters of fabric!


You’ll adore this beautiful fabric fruit basket! It’s a different take to the conventional woven, plastic or metal fruit basket. Make yours today!


Keep your little things together – socks, hankies, scarves, etc. – in this DIY wash bag! We don’t want any pair of sock missing on laundry day, do we? 😉


There’s nothing more useful these days than a good face mask. Make one for yourself and for the whole family. Pattern for kids is also available!


If you prefer a mask that’s a bit more comfortable to wear, sew this scarf style face mask. It’s great to use for yard work where it can be dusty or as a protective mask against germs and viruses.


Your stand mixer definitely needs this clever cover! It’s a pretty addition to your kitchen counter and another fun part is that it has cute little pockets for your small baking tools or your recipe book! This mixer cover is also perfect for a small sewing machine.

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If you love BBQ in the yard, which I know you do, you definitely need one of these full coverage BBQ aprons! It’s an easy apron to sew. And it has a hanging loop for your tongs. Click link for the free pattern!


If you keep having tired neck and shoulders, or aching feet and back, this rice heat wrap is what you need! A great sewing project to make your sore body happy!

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Who doesn’t need pot holders?! They’re an absolute necessity in any household’s kitchen! Make your own colorful log cabin hexi potholders today! Click for the sewing tutorial!


Make this sturdy, versatile woven basket. It’s definitely a useful sewing project you can work on. You can use it to store almost anything from pillows, blankets, to toys, fabric, supplies, books, and many more.


Does your ironing board cover need to retire? Is it already looking old and stained? Well it might be the perfect time to have it replaced. Check out this easy tutorial and make your own ironing board cover! It has bonus instructions for making handy pockets on the side.


These cute drawstring ditty bags could serve many different purposes. You can use them as a lunch bag, knitting bag, crochet bag, or even a nice gift bag! You can use them to store anything from make-up, shoes, socks, any basically anything that fits!


Tired of kitchen towels that keep falling off the bar? These simple stay-put kitchen towels are the solution! You’ll definitely love how they beautifully hang like cute little curtains. The ribbons and the ruffled ends are adorable too! Check out how quickly you can sew one!


Here’s another easy and useful sewing project for you – wristlet keychain fobs! You can sew them in just 10-15 minutes making them a great last-minute DIY gift for a loved one!


You’ll definitely love this pleated snappy coin purse! It’s so quick and easy to sew and also a great gift idea for a little girl! Simply change the fabric choice and you can gift it to an older woman. Click for the quick tutorial!


These cute little organizing baskets are definitely useful things to sew! They’re great for storing items like your sewing tools or supplies. You simply hang them and they’re also a perfect functional home decor since they’re simply colorful and attractive. Make yours today!


The Amazing A-Frame Organizer with cut-out handles and pleated pockets is going to be your go-to bag to stay organized and ready for everything!


Make a Twice as Nice Zippered Organizer case with your favorite things and get organized!


Get everything organized with this darling Perfect Rectangle Basket that is so sturdy it can stand up by itself!

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These Tiny Zipper Bags are so fast and easy to make, and so handy!

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Sew Bedside Pockets Organizer to keep extra things off your nightstand and organize your bedside!

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Keep everything you need handy – and organized – in the car with this amazing Car Diddy Bag !

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Sew a The Card Kitty that makes it easy to see your cards, and easy to play!


Make these adorable and Easy Baskets with 10″ Squares – Layer Cake Leftover Project!


Treat yourself to this incredible multi-purpose organizer that’s perfect for taking your favorite craft supplies, classroom items, or baby gear on the go. I call it the Miracle Caddy !


This free sewing pattern makes clever and functional DIY Walker Caddy to easily carry everything you need with you on your walker!

Happy sewing!



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  1. Pamela Spradlin says:

    I don’t have or want Instagram. Some of these patterns are only accessible by that app link. Or is there another way? Thanks

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