If you only have 60 minutes, you can still sew something spectacular! We’ve rounded up some quick 1-hour sewing projects you’ll love. Many of these make great holiday gifts.
Make the most of an hour with 6 super quick sewing projects can be finished in 1 hour or less!Photo via Craftsy member Lindsay Sews
1. Quilted Tote Bag
Sew a quilted tote that’s the ideal size for your sewing tools, a small gift or even your lunch. This quilted tote bag tutorial is great for beginners or anyone looking for a speedy handmade gift. Use your fabric stash, and whip up a few totes to use as gift wrap this holiday season.
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2. Sturdy Fabric Basket
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3. Adult Shirt to Kid’s Pajamas
This is a great project as we head toward wintertime. Turn an adult T-shirt into child-size pajamas with this free pattern and tutorial, which you can sew up in about an hour. Think of those cozy winter nights by the fire, sipping hot apple cider, and sew up several pairs for the whole family.
Photo via Craftsy member Lindsay Sews
4. Burrito Pillowcase
The pillowcases that came with your bed sheets are probably not as fun as custom “burrito” pillowcases. Using the fun roll-up sewing method (it’s like magic!), you’ll learn to sew a bed-size pillowcase with a contrasting border and flange. This project takes just 15 minutes, so you can make 4 with your extra hour of daylight!
Photo via Craftsy member That’s Artrageous
5. One-Hour Book Bag
Sewn up with simple grommets and home decor fabric, this pretty book bag has knot handles for a cute and functional hand strap. This bag would make a cute handmade addition to any small store-bought gift this holiday season.Get the pattern »
Photo via Craftsy member Samelias Mum
6. Christmas Tree Bunting
Get in the Christmas spirit with these fast and easy plush trees, which you can make into ornaments or sew along a piece of ribbon to create your own bunting. Decorate the mantle or the staircase in your home with these festive trees, which make a perfect beginner-friendly sewing project.
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