Five sewing patterns and projects to try this month

Five sewing patterns and projects to try this month

Five sewing patterns and projects to try this month

Whether you are looking for beginner's sewing projects to learn from or are an advanced sewer looking for a challenge, Spotlight's 12 Days of Sew is bound to have the sewing projects for you. Whether you want concrete sewing patterns to follow or just some creative sewing ideas to inspire you, read below and discover our five favourite sewing projects for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers!


What you'll need for our sewing patterns

While each project will detail what kinds of fabric, thread and other bits and bobs you'll need, there's one constant that we recommend - and that's a sewing machine! Hand sewing is fun and a lovely pastime, but if you want to create your sewing projects in a timely and professional manner then a sewing machine will become your best friend. Spotlight has a wide range of full-size and mini sewing machines available, as well as replacement and extra parts you can use to augment your machines.


Beginner's sewing projects

If you are a new sewer or not too confident in your skills then these beginner's sewing projects are a great way to learn the basics. These sewing patterns are great fun to make for yourself, but also make amazing gifts due to their small size and usefulness.


Tissue Pillow

Small tissue packets are perfect for handbags, cars and pockets - why not jazz it up a bit by making a custom tissue pillow to hold them in? This beginner sewing project only involves a little bit of actual sewing but also uses other important sewing skills like pressing, folding, pinning and trimming, plus you'll learn why we tend to sew projects inside out!


Ribbon Bookmark

These adorable ribbon bookmarks are perfect for those who love reading and make great gifts for bookworms! You can personalise them with a novelty button and make each one unique, or even customise the colours and button to suit your favourite book series!

 

Intermediate sewing projects

 

If you have some sewing projects under your belt and are ready to move to the next level, our intermediate sewing projects will provide the perfect amount of challenge while also teaching you a few new skills.

These adorable ribbon bookmarks are perfect for those who love reading and make great gifts for bookworms! You can personalise them with a novelty button and make each one unique, or even customise the colours and button to suit your favourite book series!

Jocelyn Proust Knitting Bag

Using gorgeous fabric designed by Australian artist Jocelyn Proust you can create a gorgeous carry bag for all your knitting supplies (although you can use it for other crafts too!). You'll learn how to create pockets, lining and straps, as well as how to attach zips to your knitting bag.

Flannelette Dog Bed

Treat your best buddy with a handmade dog bed! This large project involves a lot of cutting, folding and stitching, and you'll be refining your sewing skills without even realising it. Remember to allow for a little more material than stated if you are using fabric with matching patterns.


Advanced sewing project

If you're a sewing veteran, you might enjoy our last sewing project! Quilting is a delicate and time-consuming hobby, but the results are incredible and very satisfying!

Anastasia Rose Quilt

This beautiful quilt will look stunning on a bed, couch or even hung as a tapestry, but it involved a lot of work to get right. If you've never quilted before, this might be just the project to give you the quilting bug!

For a little more help with quilting, check out our quilting tools and quilting fabric buying guides.


Get sewing with Spotlight

Ready to start sewing? Find everything you need and more in our sewing and fabrics category online, where you can make purchases for home delivery or click and collect pickup. Alternatively, head to your local Spotlight store and our friendly team will help you find all the sewing supplies you'll need.

For advice on what you need to start, continue or master your sewing journey, our sewing and buying guides cover sewing machines, needles, fabrics and more. And for more amazing sewing projects and sewing patterns with complete instructions and pictures, browse our DIY projects online!

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