Crafty Little Things To Sew

CLEVER SEWING IDEAS FOR EVERY PURPOSE!
Here you’ll find tons of free sewing patterns for wallets, baskets, zipper pouches, drawstring bags, key chains, lanyards, pet accessories, and more. If you are looking for gifts to sew, search no more – you’ll find everything here!

Sew Chair Pockets for a Classroom! (the fast & easy way)
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Sew Chair Pockets for a Classroom! (the fast & easy way)

I must admit that I was a little wary of this project when Cadie’s teacher first asked me, but it turned out to be really fun and a lot easier than I expected. So if your kid’s kindergarten or first grade teacher ever asks you about making chair pockets for the class, say yes – I’ll show you how!

Sew a DIY Wristlet Key Fob – fast and easy gift idea!
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Sew a DIY Wristlet Key Fob – fast and easy gift idea!

You can sew a cute wrist strap key fob with my fast and easy sewing tutorial.

Of all the DIY projects I’ve sewn and gifted to people, wristlet keychain fobs are the ones that people ask for again and again! This year the assistant principal at my daughter’s elementary school was not very subtle when she repeated several times that the wrist lanyard I gifted her a couple years ago was getting old.

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

I love sewing projects that use pre-cut fabrics but I often have a handful of leftovers pieces that I’m not sure what to do with. That’s why I designed this easy basket that you can sew with 10’’ layer cake squares! It’s a fast and easy to sew fabric basket that’s reversible too.

Easy Fat Quarter Tea Towels – Sewing Tutorial
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Easy Fat Quarter Tea Towels – Sewing Tutorial

What’s a tea towel? Can you use it in your messy real life kitchen? I think you should be able to. So last year I made my own version using some of my favorite fat quarters (only because they come pre-cut to the perfect size) and I love them! The two layers of cotton are not too thick, which I really like, plus the more I wash them the softer and more absorbent they become. Not to mention that I get to brighten up my kitchen with beautiful fabric!