DIY Sewing Projects That Take Less Than 5 Minutes

Date Published: January 8, 2021

 If you are an eager sewer but prefer to do quick projects, we have a few DIY sewing projects that will not take you more than 5 minutes. 

  • Infinity Scarf
  • Drawstring Bags
  • Ribbon Dish Towels 
  • Tissue Holder 
  • Maxi Skirt

Infinity Scarf

These fashion staples also make great gifts. Since the festive season is rapidly approaching, it is easy enough to make a couple of these for some of your friends. 

To make an infinity scarf, follow these steps with your chosen material: 

  • Cut around 140cm of fabric in two different pieces. 
  • Make sure that both pieces are lengthwise and equal in length.
  • Sew the ends of these two pieces together. 
  • Now fold the strip in half and stitch the sides. 
  • Make sure to secure this loop with stitches. 

Here is a great video tutorial to help you.

Drawstring Bags

Another great idea for the Christmas season is these quick drawstring bags. They are perfect for wrapping up small gifts in an environmentally friendly way. You could even use these bags as a type of retro Christmas stocking. 

To make drawstring bags, follow these steps:

  • Get a piece of fabric that is 25cm by 18 cm.
  • Fold the fabric in half lengthwise. Place your buttonhole 8 cms from the top.
  • Inside out, fold the fabric in half to create a bag shape and sew the edges. 
  • Now fold it so that the pattern is on the outside. 
  • Stitch the sides again to enclose the previous seam. 
  • Press the seams.

Ribbon Dish Towels

Whatever the holiday or the occasion, a ribbon dish towel makes a great gift. Especially for a housewarming.

Here is a great step-by-step tutorial on how to best craft a ribbon dish towel. This is a great DIY project for decoration too. 

Tissue Holder

If you hate tissues falling around in your bags or never having anywhere to put them, it will take you no time at all to make a DIY tissue holder. 

So many stores are selling plastic tissue holders that are not environmentally friendly. With this tutorial, you start designing and making your own. 

  • You will need 5 pieces of fabric. Cut each piece of material to 12 cm x 16cm.
  • Print facing out, fold 2 pieces of material in half lengthwise and press. 
  • Print facing our, fold 2 pieces of material width-wise.
  • Face the fifth piece of material face side up.
  • Lay each folded piece on top of number 5 as if closing a box.
  • All 4 sides of the raw edge should be lined up. 
  • Pin them in place.
  • Straight stitch all 4 sides with a seam allowance of 1.28 cm.
  • Make a zigzag stitch around all of the sides. Line it up as close to the above-mentioned stitch as possible. 
  • Trim the excess corners after the zigzag stitching. 
  • Put your tissues inside. 

Click here for a pictorial.

Maxi Skirt

Every woman should have a maxi skirt in her cupboard for summer days. Luckily, you can make your own one relatively easily. 

Here is a great step-by-step tutorial to help you create your dream maxi skirt. This fashion staple can even be worn in winter if you use the proper material.

Getting Better

If you want to improve your sewing, designing and patterning skills a little more, why not further your training. 

At So So Into It Academy, we offer many courses that will help you excel in this industry. Why not give it a go? 

Click here to see the courses that we offer.

Author: Andrea Frisby

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