Spring is an excellent time for starting new projects and setting goals for the year ahead. It’s a busy time for homesteaders, but there are those days when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and you’re looking for something to do.
These spring sewing projects are easy to complete and don’t require lots of materials. Small projects like kitchen towels and napkins are simple and quick. For larger projects, stuffed animals and clothes are functional and fun to put together.
Getting a head start on your crafts in spring is an excellent way to prepare household items and garden objects for the rest of the year. Here are some fun spring sewing ideas to inspire you.
1. Floral Bouquet
Fresh-cut flowers can smell amazing in your home, but they can be challenging to manage if you need to travel or don’t have the time to look after them. Creating fabric bouquets is not only longer lasting, but they’re fun to make!
Depending on your flower preference, there are patterns for every shape and style. Fabric flowers are also a great way to use up leftover materials in your home. Some people use old clothes or scraps of fabric.
All that’s required to make a textile bouquet is a sewing machine, a glue gun, thread, and fabric. There are plenty of options for experienced sewers and beginners crafters alike. With the right pattern, this project can be finished in one afternoon.
Fabric bouquets are excellent for recycling sentimental baby clothes into a display item or gifting them to a friend for a special occasion. Weddings are popular in spring and summer, so a fabric bouquet is a unique way to add a handmade touch to the big day.
Otherwise, your fabric bouquet is perfect as a display piece for your bedroom or living room.
Of all the spring sewing ideas, this might be the most elegant. Here’s a beautiful DIY to make cabbage roses and peonies.
2. Spring Bunting
After the dark winter months, it’s nice to sprinkle color into your living space. Spring sewing ideas can help make that happen. One way to decorate your home for the flower season is to hang bunting across the walls.
This simple sewing project for crafters allows you to use your favorite floral fabric.
Here are the tools for making floral bunting:
- Sewing machine
- Cotton tape
- Fabric for rim
Start with the basic triangle bunting so you are familiar with the design. Once you know how to make this simple bunting, you can make many more designs for other times of the year.
Get inventive and experiment with your own designs!
3. Colorful Kitchen Towel
Kitchen towels are one of those spring sewing ideas that are always useful to have around, but they can be expensive. Sewing your own kitchen towels saves money and allows you to pick the aesthetic to suit your style.
Spring motifs like bunnies and plants are an excellent way to personalize the towels to the season. Adding pom poms or other textures like embroidered words gives the design an eye-catching look.
Before you buy the fabric, it’s essential to double-check that the material is suitable for washing machines. Test the material on a plate to see if there is any discoloration from the fabric.
Once you’ve finished your towels, make some handkerchiefs using our guide.
4. Spring Storage
Spring is a time for cleaning and resetting your daily routine, and many people use the season to clear away garbage and donate old clothes. To help you organize your home, try making some storage units like a fabric storage bin.
Instead of plastic storage, which can be ugly, not to mention bad for the environment, sewing fabric containers allows you to get creative. And the containers are practical, of course, in addition to being decorative.
The patterns for fabric bins are available in many sizes. Measure the space where you intend to use the bin before you start sewing. Also, keep the fabric strength in mind. Even though some fabric is stretchy, it can tear if the weight in the container is too heavy.
Be sure you have plenty of fabric before you start the project. Nothing is worse than running out and running back to the store.
Use a rotary cutter and disappearing pen to mark and cut. Don’t use a regular ink pen, as this will leave marks on the material.
There are affordable options for disappearing ink pens available at Amazon. Not only are they useful for this project, but all these spring sewing ideas.
5. Gardening Apron
Watering your plants and digging up new crops can be a messy job. A garden apron is an excellent accessory for keeping your clothes clean and providing storage for your gardening utensils as you work.
Most garden apron patterns include a small front pocket for keeping scissors and other tools when working outdoors. This pattern also includes a zippered hidden pocket for your stuff like a wallet or phone.
This is another one of those quick spring sewing ideas that is easy to complete in a few hours. Try sewing several aprons at once, so you’ll have one ready when you wash the other. A garden apron can add colorful details to your gardening outfit or use darker fabrics to hide stains.
If you enjoy doing this project, collect more fabric and make mini versions of the pattern for your children or other family members. Then, you’ll have matching gardening outfits!
6. Flower Holder
Collecting flowers from your garden is one of the simple pleasures of spring, but the last thing you want is to drop your flowers or leave them on the ground and accidentally walk on them. To keep your flowers in good shape, you need a flower holder.
This is the perfect holder for taking with your outdoors or while foraging in a local forest.
You can easily store this holder in a cupboard or hook, as it rolls up when not in use.
Plus, if the holder gets dirty, it’s easy to clean, and it’s possible to replace the fabric as it’s attached to two wooden poles. Simply slide off the fabric and replace it with a new design.
Changing the fabric is a fun way to mix up the style and add a new color or pattern to the holder for different seasons. If you look after this accessory by storing it safely, it can be used for many years to collect your flowers.
Or, try this cone-shaped carrier that you can sling over your shoulder.
7. DIY Seed Organizer
A seed organizer helps you track when and where you want to plant different crops and flowers.
Sewing a seed organizer helps you prepare for the growing season in spring and gives you something creative for tedious tasks like organizing seed packets. There are individual pockets for seed labels with space to write the information.
After you complete the seed organizer, it can fit in your pocket with a pen, making it easier to manage your homestead if you have many crops.
8. Cozy Garden Pillow
When you’re going to the local park or sunbathing in your garden, it’s nice to have a comfortable pillow. Instead of a blanket, make yourself a unique garden pillow and upgrade your outdoor relaxation.
It takes longer to make a pillow if you want to make it large, but the pattern is straightforward, so it doesn’t take long to learn and succeed at this project. This is one of those fun spring sewing ideas that even a beginner can master.