March is National Craft Month! It’s time to bust out your scissors, needle & thread, and get inspired to sew something crafty. Use National Craft Month to broaden your sewing skills, from learning to use that new sewing machine to trying to sew with a new material like leather. As a bonus, we’re giving away a fun sewing craft prize package on the blog post, just scroll to the bottom of the post to learn how to enter!
Quick Sewing Crafts
Stitch a simple case to keep your favorite crafting tools or sewing scissors safe and secure! This is a great project for using larger scraps or fat quarters, and you can stitch one up in just about an hour. Click here to find the Scissors Case pattern and tutorial.
This simple to sew Triangle Zipper Pouch is a good project to get the hang of sewing with zippers. These little zip pouches can hold all sorts of things and they make great gifts.
Keep small scissors or snips handy with a ribbon chatelaine that you wear around your neck. Made of two coordinating ribbons, this is a quick project that is easy to sew. It also makes a great gift for your sewing friends.
Make a sweet kitty cat zip pouch that’s the perfect size for change, mints, or treats! Click here to find the Cat Zipper Pouch Tutorial.
This easy and fun Handmade Heating/Cooling Pad project comes in handy when you have a stiff neck or when you need to cool down a joint after a run. And these quick-to-craft projects make great gifts!
Do you love books? This DIY Book Tote and Pencil Case are perfect for any book lover!
If you use needle and thread in your handicraft, this little Scissors Case with pocket and needle minder is perfect for you! It’s a simple project you can make in about a half hour or less.
Pincushions are so easy to make, and are great “first time” sewing projects for beginners. Check out our big list of free pincushion tutorials and patterns from our Pincushion Party here.
This simple-to-sew DIY Eye Pillow can be placed in the fridge for an energizing pick-me-up (great for puffy eyes, too!) or microwaved for a spa-like experience (great for tension headaches, too!).
This project tutorial takes a simple pattern for a wallet and adds a unique touch: the hand-look quilting stitch. Let’s take a look at how to make the Hand-look Quilted Wallet!
Learn how to craft fun handmade tags, labels, and small accessories incorporating rubber stamps with fabric. Read all about How to Use Stamp Sets for Sewing here.
You can make a set of handy catch-all trays sewing nothing but straight lines with the Tidy Tray tutorial!
Bring back that 80’s geometric design vibe with this fun to make DIY Geometric Necklace. Have fun picking out colors and playing with the shapes!
Leather Sewing Crafts
It can be intimidating to sew leather on a home machine if you have not done it before. Learn about Sewing Leather With a Domestic Machine and important tools, settings, and material sources to give you the confidence you need to make your first project.
Remember the “fanny packs” and belt bags of yesteryear? Try out this version, the Leather Belt Bag, made with simple leather (or faux-leather for all you vegans out there).
We don’t have as much need for a paper notebook as we once did, but little notebooks can still be a handy way to take notes. This Leather Notebook Cover is a great way to make something simple like writing a grocery list or jotting down some work notes feel almost luxurious.
Do you have a leather jacket that’s showing wear and tear? Learn how to upcycle your old leather garment into a handy barrel bag with this tutorial.
Add a few special decorative stitches to a strip of leather to create a fashionable leather bracelet to add to your accessory collection with your sewing machine! Find out How to Sew Leather Bracelets with this tutorial.
Follow along with the Leather Sunglass Case tutorial to learn how to make a simple, yet elegant custom sunglass case. These quick cases take about 15 minutes from start to finish.
Make a simple tote bag special with the addition of leather accents to existing bag patterns! While the patterns may not call for it, adding leather as an accent or for strength can really take your projects to the next level.
Speaking of adding leather accents to a sewing project, check out how you can personalize a gift with the addition of a Leather Monogram Patch with this tutorial.
Make a quick and easy little gift with leather! Create an earbud taco, cord keeper, or bookmark with the Quick and Easy Leather Gifts tutorials.
Home Decor Sewing Crafts
Use small embroidery hoops to create these handy – and cute – baskets! Find the Embroidery Hoop Basket tutorial here.
Use scraps of fabric or simple fat quarters to sew these sweet coaster sets. These Scrappy Coasters are a handy way to save your tabletops from moisture, and they make a great hostess gift.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate that upcoming special day? No matter the occasion, this simple-to-make Pennant Banner will add a handmade festive touch.
Adding fresh plants to your home can make your space feel so much more fresh and bright. Creating this Fabric Hanging Basket is a simple project and with the right tools, can add a little extra touch to your greenery at home.
These sweet little house shaped hot pads can be used as either a pot holder or a trivet. Find out how to make these cute Mini House Trivets here.
Tea towels are useful and can brighten up any kitchen space. Learn how to create these simple Shibori Dyed Tea Towels here. These would also make great hostess, birthday, house warming gifts, or more!
Learn how to make this simple apron with appliqué designs on the pocket. You’ll find a free, downloadable template for the pretty tree shapes and all the instructions to complete the Charming Pocket Apron here.
These rope bowls are a fun, easy, and quick project with tons of uses! They’re form and function in your home and they also make great gifts.
WeAllSew Embroidery Month Giveaway!
One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this crafty prize package! You could win all of these crafty sewing supplies including one fat quarter bundle featuring Amanda Murphy’s Jubilee Fabric, one Zirkel magnetic tool and pin holder, one BERNINA seam ripper, and one pair of Tula Pink Hardware 6″ scissors!
All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What is your favorite type of crafty sewing project?” The the giveaway is open through Monday, March 30, 2020.
The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by March 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.