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Creative Ideas for Winning Sewing Projects

Jun 28, 2008
Sewing is an excellent hobby to start, because somebody who has the skill to sew can not only create small repairs on their clothing, but can also create a large number of useful things even with just a little practice. Whether you're attempting dress making or simply replacing a lost button, the same type of basic skills are utilized.

With just a small amount of free time, anybody can create and plan some excellent sewing projects that help to make your surroundings just a bit more beautiful or to make your life just a little more easier. If you are having some trouble brainstorming, here are some simple ideas that may assist in getting your creative juices flowing.

Sturdy Tote Bags

If you have ever watched a public television fund raiser, you might have noticed tote bags being offered as some sort of incentive to reach a specific level of donation from the viewers. A sturdy bag is an excellent item to own, regardless of whether an individual uses it to carry library books to your house or a carry vacation items to the beach. But why end up settling for just a bag that does not reflect your own sense of style?

A tote bag is a pretty simple sewing project that does not require a lot of money for the basic materials. Just a little amount of fabric that you have left over from other projects will work fine for a project like a tote bag, or if you wish to make one that's child's sized for your daughter or son, an old pair of jeans supplies plenty of strong fabric to work with. If you end up doing the sewing for the bag, you are in control of the style and color of your bag, and that's one advantage that no telephone incentive can give you.

Home Decorating

Given the number of television shows out there that are devoted to home decorating and home remodeling, making your surroundings more comfortable is a popular hobby. And when someone mentions home-improvement it often brings a pictures in your mind of Interior designers and contractors, you can do some excellent things by picking up a thread and needle instead of a hammer and nails.

Some of these types of sewing projects, for instance drapes, can be as basic as punching grommets in cloth and creating some decorative hems. You can make brightly colored pillows that will match whatever your decorating scheme might be, even if your local stores do not seem to have anything that will match. Better yet, taking on one of these types of sewing projects gives you a certain sense of pride that any do-it-yourselfer should have.

A Project for Fun

Sewing can assist you in doing things that are useful, and some sewing projects also end up making great gifts for younger family members. With simply a little knowledge and just a little practice, you can create stuffed toys for your kids.

What ends up making the sewing projects so wonderful is that they add a special personal touch to any gift you give to someone, a toy that's got a more traditional type of look to it while still being fun to play with. A well-crafted stuffed animal or doll can be the type of toy that a small child remembers for many years to come, how many people can actually remember one of their old stuff toys?

Just as with other types on projects listed above, the advantage to putting your sewing skills to good use for personal types of projects is the control you have over the way that the smaller things in your life look.

Whether you choose to learn how to complete one of these type of sewing project ideas or utilize this as a starting point for your own brainstorming, sewing is a great hobby that can bring added enjoyment to your life, even after your thread and needle has been put away.
About the Author
Listen to Corbin Newlyn as he shares his insights as an expert author and an avid writer in the field of fine apparel. If you would like to learn more go to Sewing and Trimming advice and at Kenmore Sewing Machine tips.
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