Free Pattern Feature: 1 Hour Sewing Projects!

With a baby at home, I always appreciate a sewing project I can start and finish during my son’s nap time. These 1-hour sewing projects include quick gifts, quilted items for your home and more fresh sewing ideas to get you inspired when you only have a little bit of time to sew.

Download the free patterns now, or Pin them for later! Happy sewing!

1. Easy Lined Zipper Pouch

Once you get the hang of sewing zippers, this pretty lined pouch will take you less than 1 hour to sew… maybe even 30 minutes! Make one for a friend, yourself or a child. This pouch is great to help keep small items organized inside your purse (like gum, mints, lipstick, etc.).

Get the Easy Lined Zipper Pouch tutorial here!

Hour Basket: 1 Hour Sewing Patterns

2. The Hour Basket

Do you have 1 hour to sew? If so, you can make this pretty, lined storage basket with fabric handles! Use it to store your prettiest fabrics, your child’s books or even Easter eggs. This basket took me just around 40 minutes to sew, and I’ve made two more in different sizes using Kelly’s fast and fabulous tutorial.

Get the 1-Hour Basket Sewing Pattern here.

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3. Quilted Pot Holder

Do you love to cook (or know someone who does)? Treat yourself to an extra-large, pocketed pot holder for the kitchen, or pair it with a set of wooden spoons (affiliate link) for a cute little housewarming gift! This easy hot pad pattern takes only 2-3 fat quarters, depending on how scrappy you’d like to make it. You can make your own bias binding to add an extra dose of cuteness, or used packaged binding to make the project even quicker!

Get the FREE Quilted Pot Holder pattern.

 

The Incredible 1-Hour Tote Bag (Easy Sewing Pattern)

4. Tote Bags

If you love reusable grocery totes, but don’t love the look of the ones you get from the store, you can sew your own with this quick and easy tutorial! Make two sizes (big or small), and you’ll happily carry books, clothes and other belongings wherever you go.

Get the 1-Hour Tote Bag tutorial.

 

5. Charity Smocks

Here’s a sewing project that will bring warmth to a family in need! These teeny, tiny NICU smocks are designed to fit babies weighing 3 to 5 pounds. When babies are in the NICU, it can really be a gift to the parents to see their little ones wearing some sort of clothing. (With all the monitors & wires, clothing is difficult to get on.) Make one to donate to your hospital’s neonatal unit.

Download the free NICU smock pattern here.

1 Hour Sewing Project: Number Bean Bags

6. Number Bean Bags

We love quick sewing projects, and this kid’s toy offers you a chance to use all of those fun fabric scraps in your collection! Make some easy applique bean bags with this free sewing pattern. If you’d rather not sew your own, you can pick up this number beanbag set on Amazon (affiliate link).

Get the Number Bean Bags tutorial.

Easy Car Trash Bag Tutorial

7. Car Trash Bag / Reusable Lunch Bag

Does your car collect clutter? Receipts and gum wrappers be gone (poof!) with this easy, 1-hour car trash bag sewing tutorial. As a bonus, you can make another one to carry your lunch to work.

Get the Lunch Bag / Car Trash Bag tutorial.

Reversible Table Runner: 1- Hour Sewing Pattern!

8. Reversible Table Runner

This is the perfect beginner-friendly sewing pattern to add a little bit of color and livelihood to your dining table. Choose a home decor fabric, quilting cotton, linen or satin, depending on how formal you’d like your table decor.

Download the free 1-Hour Reversible Table Runner Pattern here.

1-Hour Easy Headband Sewing Pattern

9. Summer Headbands

Do you want to do some summertime sewing? These two headbands are simple to sew, and they will help you look great this summer for all of your outdoor adventures. Best of all, they only take an hour to make!

Get the Easy 1-Hour Headbands tutorial.

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10. Boxy Quilted Pouch

Using just two fat quarters (one for the lining and one for the zipper), this free boxy pouch pattern is easy to sew (even for beginners)! With no lining to sew, the quick pouch is great for storing cosmetics, pencils, sewing supplies and more.

Get the FREE Boxy Quilted Pouch pattern.

Mitered Corner Napkins

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11. Rainbow Dinner Napkins

How fun would it be to set the dinner table with these beauties?! Whip up a set of coordinating dinner napkins with professional mitered corners for your next dinner party. This pattern is easy and fat-quarter friendly!

Get the FREE DIY Mitered Corner Dinner Napkins pattern here.

15-Minute "Burrito" Pillowcase Tutorial

12. 15-Minute “Burrito” Pillowcase

What’s the burrito method? You’ll just need about 1 yard total of fabric and 15 minutes to sew a pretty pillowcase for your bed with this magic sewing trick! Learn how to finish the seams with a sewing machine or serger with this free pillowcase pattern.

Get the FREE 15-Minute Pillowcase pattern here.

 

What are your favorite 1-hour sewing projects?

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  8 comments for “Free Pattern Feature: 1 Hour Sewing Projects!

  1. Sandi
    April 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    i’m not sure how i came across your website, i was browsing from one place to another , but i am so glad i did. yu have some great ideas.

  2. carole
    October 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Cute stuff but impossible to navigate and find directions!

  3. joelle
    October 9, 2015 at 9:49 am

    un grand merci pour le partage de vos patrons

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