12 Easy Sewing Projects to Make & Sell! {free patterns}


I often get emails from enteprenurial people who would like to use my sewing patterns and tutorials to sell cute things at craft fairs or in their Etsy Shop. My answer is always YES!!!

I would LOVE for you to grow your business, free yourself from a tedious job, or simply use your scraps to make more fabric money using my designs.

So here are 12 free sewing tutorials that are the most asked about (but of course you may use any of my free sewing patterns) to sew and sell. These free patterns are great for beginners using any sewing machine.

cropped-how-to-sew-a-pillowcase.jpgPillowcases are another easy project to sew and sell. You can use sports or university themed fabric to make a pillowcase that’s the perfect gift for someone to buy and fits standard size pillows. Be sure to make lots in different fabrics to give your customers lots of choices.

The Narrow Scrappy Pet Leash & Cage Comforter are super, super easy!

For bigger pets, check out the regular Scrappy Pet Leash. It’s approximately 1 1/4” wide. (That counts as 2 😉 )


The Fold & Stitch Wallet is great for kids or adults.


Add a few drops of an essential oil blend to this DIY Heating Pad and it will be uniquely yours to take to market!


Nothing could be easier than these pretty Journaling Bookmarks – and if you have an embroidery machine, you can personalize them too.


Clippie Zippies are an easy make, especially if you have extra bias binding to use up – and you can customize the front with mesh, vinyl, or regular fabric.


Have extra fabric strips? Make Wrist Strap Keychains! These are also popular gifts. Fill an easy handmade basket with keychains in all colors.


The pattern that people want to make and sell the most is my Peek-a-Boo Pouch. Once you see how easy it is to sew, you will too. You can use fat quarters, fabric scraps, or yardage. Build your sewing skills with this popular selling item. There are free templates for the pattern pieces.


Everybody wants to give handmade baby gifts, but not everyone knows how to make them! The Big Pocket Baby Clutch fits the bill.

How to Sew Easy Baskets with 10″ Squares – Layer Cake Leftover Project!

These super easy fabric baskets made from 10” squares of fabrics are a perfect beginner project that is easily personalized. The step by step instructions make it possible for anyone to sew.


Sew and sell like a pro with this Cell Phone Wallet Purse. There are card slots and a coin pocket on the back.

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Nearly everybody needs a lanyard at work… you can sew the prettiest ones that everyone wants. This is a fun project that also makes great gifts.


Sew Tiny Bags using scraps left over from bigger bags. It’s a win-win! This little tote bag is one of my readers’ favorite free patterns.

Good luck selling your handmade items at craft fairs and shows. I hope you have fun sewing and selling. Remember you can use any of my Free Sewing Patterns! Also check out my post with 21+ Beginner Sewing Projects.


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