16 Beautiful No-Sew Fabric Projects: That Means No Sewing!

Make beautiful things for your home and your closet without turning on a sewing machine! Some of these projects are great for using up scraps and others are perfect for teaching kids. There are projects for lots of different kinds of fabrics (not just fleece) to get your creative juices flowing. Check out my collection of the best no-sew projects around!

Easy Fleece Blanket

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You might have opened this post looking for a fleece blanket, and I won’t let you down! Autumn at It’s Always Autumn shows 4 different ways to make no-sew fleece blankets, but my favorite is the classic tied fleece blanket.

1 Minute No-Sew Infinity Scarf

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Don’t you just love how a scarf can polish off your outfit and you hardly did a thing? This no-sew infinity scarf requires 1/2 yard of double-gauze fabric, which is easy to find in most fabric stores. Once you see how easy and beautiful the scarf is, you’ll make yourself a closetful!

Fabric Covered Button Magnets

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I know you’ve been saving tiny scraps because they feature something cute that you can’t throw away! Use these scraps to make button magnets. What sweet gift to hold kids’ drawings on the fridge! This easy tutorial shows how to make magnets with covered buttons.

Portable Pressing Table from TV Tray

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How many times have you seen those old-fashioned TV trays at the thrift store? Grab one to turn it into a portable pressing table to have next to your sewing machine. Amy at Diary of a Quilter has an easy tutorial showing how.

Washcloth Teddy Bear

These washcloth teddy bears are a no-sew project that will delight young and old! All you need is a washcloth, some hair elastics, and some ribbon.

Fabric Scrap Washi Tape

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I love this fun idea from Duckadilly Fabrics, and it doesn’t require sewing at all! Turn your fabric scraps into your own beautiful washi tape to decorate everything around you – and gifts for your friends too. Learn how at Duckadilly.

Scandinavian Stars

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Learn how to make traditional Scandinavian Stars using folded fabric. This fun and easy tutorial is great for using up fabric scraps. There’s no machine sewing needed – just one stitch at the end to attach a string for hanging if you wish

No-Sew Dog Bed

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This adorable DIY dog bed requires only fleece fabric and a few pillows. It’s washable and great for travel, too! It looks like that pooch really loves it.

Easy No-Sew Sock Gnomes

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I’m swooning! And running to search my orphan sock basket for socks that I can turn into sock gnomes. This might be the number one upcycling idea ever.

Fabric Covered Berry Box

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Do you need a special gift box or storage basket? These fabric covered berry boxes would be perfect! You can find the berry boxes that you’ll need on Amazon or in the big-box craft stores.

No-Sew Fabric Wall Art

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Turn a few fat quarters into an art installation in your home without cutting or sewing at all. When you are ready to use those fat quarters, you can switch up your art for a new look! Learn how to make no-sew fabric wall art.

No-Sew Headband from a T-Shirt

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Make a simple hair accessory with just a T-shirt and a pair of scissors. The example shown was painted with fabric paint dots, but of course, that’s optional. This no-sew headband would make a fantastic gift, holiday craft party activity, or last-minute holiday party accessory.

Fleece Scarf

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This easy method for making a no-sew scarf is very popular. I’ve made scarves like this for everyone in our family. Using the recipient’s favorite sports-themed or character-themed fabric is especially fun.

Rope Basket

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Use hot glue to make a gorgeous rope basket! Learn how at Alice & Lois.

Pleated Lampshade

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Learn how to make a gorgeous origami-inspired pleated lampshade out of your favorite fabric.

Chunky Hand-Knit Blanket

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Use tube yarn (which is like a pre-made stuffed fabric tube) to hand-knit a beautiful chunky blanket. This easy tutorial is free at It’s Always Autumn.

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