5 Beginner Sewing Projects for Spring
April showers and May flowers are here! That can only mean one thing... it is time to start some spring sewing projects! Whether you are stuck inside on a rainy day or putting off doing your spring cleaning like us, this season is a great time to get some sewing done (not that you needed an excuse though, right?).
Of course, any time of year is a great time for sewing. But when your yard is coming to life with plants and flowers in full bloom, you may find yourself feeling extra inspired. So, get out your favorite floral fabrics—here are 5 beginner-friendly sewing projects for spring!
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Project 1: Spring-Patterned Scrunchies
Scrunchies are a fun way to add some springtime color to any outfit. Plus, they are super easy to make, so they are a perfect beginner sewing project. You can follow along with our full tutorial here. These retro accessories are so simple that soon you will be making them in your sleep! You can make craft yours by hand or whip out a few at a time with your sewing machine.
For fabric, all you’ll need is an ⅛ yard or one fat quarter. Scrunchies look great in multi-color prints; the ones pictured above are made from assorted Alison Glass fabrics. The Universal Love collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics, with its rainbows and brightly colored flower motifs, would be another great choice. Or, try any fabric from the youthful Homeward collection from FreeSpirit Fabrics.
Project 2: A Sweet Spring Folk Blooms Quilt
Could there be a better pattern for a spring sewing project than this Folk Booms Quilt from Pen + Paper Patterns? This darling quilt is a block-based quilt recommended for confident beginners. The finished quilt measures 56 1/2" x 69", so It’s the perfect companion for a springtime picnic.
We suggest choosing solid colors or small-scale prints to make the Folk Booms Quilt design really sing. You will need 3/4 yard of fabric in 5 different colors for the flowers and stems. Denim, Powder, and Slipper from Century Solids would look great together. Terracotta or Paprika might work well for the bright pop of in the center of the bloom.
Project 3: Practical Custom Pouches for Spring
These Mason Zipper Pouches from Sallie Tomato are a fun and versatile spring sewing project. Use the finished product for anything from your new va-va-voom spring lipstick shade to keeping track of seed packets for your garden! The pouch has no binding or raw edges, so it is a polished accessory no matter what you end up using it for.
The Mason Zipper Pouch is a simple project; you won’t need any hardware, just a zipper and some fabric! Sallie Tomato recommends using quilting cotton, canvas, denim, or linen for the exterior and quilting cotton for the lining. We think a bold print like Blossom - Wildflowers Fabric from Cotton+Steel’s appropriately named On a Spring Day collection would do just the trick.
Project 4: Gradient Pincushion Using Bright Fabrics
After making it through a long, gray winter, spring is the time of year when you want some color in your life. That’s why this Gradient Pincushion from Eloominate Designs is a great spring sewing project. Make it as a single color gradient for an ombre effect, or with every color of the rainbow!
To make this handy pincushion, you’ll need a rotary cutter and mat, pins, a needle, thread, and a pointed tool like the Clover Point 2 Point Turner. And of course, fabric! If you want to save time choosing fabrics, we offer a kit for this project that includes 9 fabrics from Alison Glass, quilt batting, and cotton fill. If you prefer to customize the colors in your Gradient Pincushion though, this is a great stash buster (or an excuse to buy 9 new swatches of fabric!).
Project 5: The Freshly Cut Mini Quilt
The Freshly Cut Mini Quilt from Coriander Quilts is an adorable spring sewing project that is also beginner-friendly. Mini quilts are a great way to practice new quilting skills in small doses, and this one is recommended for advanced beginners. If you have a little experience with quilting and are ready to expand your skills, this quilt would be a great place to start!
This mini quilt (which can also be turned into a pillow) is charm pack friendly. The Find Me in Ibiza charm pack from Cotton + Steel has a very modern color palette and would look beautiful here. The Earth Magic charm pack from the same brand has some lovely floral prints that would work well in the Freshly Cut mini quilt as well (hello flowers on flowers!).
Are you feeling as excited as we are to get to work on some of these spring sewing projects? Remember, we are always here to help! Check out our shop for all the supplies you need and our blog for more tutorials and inspiration.