Sometimes, we find ourselves thinking about what to sew because the number of possibilities is a lot and we just want to do simple and nice things for us, to sell or maybe to give to a loved one.
Here you are going to find great ideas to sew in just 10 minutes. If you want to sit down and sew something quickly and easily, you should have a look at the following sewing options. It is good to be able to accomplish a sewing project as fast as possible, especially if you need to have it done urgently.
It is really simple to love those project which can be done quickly, so we are going to have a look at some easy sewing projects that you can do in 10 minutes or maybe less! They might take an experienced seamstress some minutes to sew, and they can be perfect projects for a beginning sewer who should be able to do them fast.
Some Considerations Before Starting
These ideas might be sewed up in about 10 minutes. However, it is not contemplated the preparation time that you need to consider while planning to start sewing. That is why you need to know that it might take you a bit longer because you will have to print patterns, cut and prep fabric, etc.
On the other hand, the sewing process should be fast, and even with the preparation time, it should not take you long to finish. Remember that the main purpose is to have easy sewing project that you can achieve in just 10 minutes.
10 Minutes Sewing Ideas
How many times do you find yourself taking your laptop everyone? If it happens to you, there is a fantastic and handy sleeve that you can easily sew to slide your laptop to protect it when you move it everywhere.
This laptop sleeve can be made in about 10 minutes. And it costs less than $5 to make. It is just a simple felt sleeve that may fit your laptop no matter the size and velcro you use to close it.
These are the supplies you will need:
- About 1/2 yard of felt (this could vary slightly depending on the size of your laptop)
- Small pieces of Velcro.
To begin this sleeve you will have to cut a piece of felt that is about an inch and a half wider than your computer, that is to say, you need a 3/4 inch excess on each side of your computer.
After that, you double up the felt to make the sleeve more cushiony so it will protect your laptop better. Then, cut 2 pieces according to the measurements you took before that fit your computer and cut 2 pieces more which should be the same width but are about 6-7 inches longer to create your flap.
Now you would need to pin all 4 pieces together with the two smaller ones in front and the two bigger in back. Finally, sew all the way around the outside of the case. You will have to sew through 4 layers and in some other part through just 2 of them. Try using as small of a seam allowance as you can.
Start sewing across the two layers that go across the middle. Be careful; you only need to sew through those two and not the rest of the sleeve. Sew across that center section and trim the excess all the way around the sleeve to give it a nice, straight, clean finish.
Grab your Velcro pieces and place them where you want. Finish the sewing by going on the underside of the flap near the top and then fold the flap down and mark where they meet up with the sleeve and sew your other pieces there. And the sleeve is done!
This type of bookmark is very simple to sew and it would wrap around the book so if your book falls you will not lose your page. You might even make it reversible to change colors whenever you wish.
You will need to following supplies:
- Scraps of fabric
- A small piece of elastic (mine was 1/2 inch wide but really, most any width will do)
Firstly, you should cut out 2 pieces of fabric that are about 3 inches wide by 12 inches wide. And cut your elastic about 8 inches long as well.
When having all the materials ready, you need to sew your fabric with right sides together and sew up the two long sides. Afterward turn it right side out and press it flat. Then fold the ends in and press that, too.
To finish the procedure, you have to insert your elastic at the end and sew it in place. Later on, do the same on the other end. Your bookmark is ready!
Keychain Chapstick Holder
Keychain chapstick holder is a fantastic project for those time you want to sit and sew something fast because you do not have a lot of time. This idea is perfect for people who have beginner skills when it comes to sewing.
For this project, you will need:
- Small scrap of fabric,
- Keychain ring.
As we have been doing, you should start by cutting the fabric. This time, you will need one piece which should be about 3 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches long. Now, fold it in half with right sides together and sew up the long side.
Next, turn it right side out and press it flat with the seam on one side. Hem one edge by folding it under about 1/2 inch, pressing it flat, folding it under 1/2 inch again, pressing it flat then stitching across that spot.
To work on the other side, you have to flip it over. Hem the other end. Then, fold it up a couple of inches so that there is just an inch or two left at the top. Sew up both sides of the part that you just folded up and thread your top hem through your key ring. Done!
You might think this is a quick craft. But it is almost entirely based on sewing. To make it we will use a simple straight stitch, so it can be sewed by a beginner.
You will need:
1/2 yard of fabric ( you can get an even longer scarf with 1 yard, or 1.5 yards)
In this case, you have to start by making a long fabric tube. First, fold your fabric in half so that you have the longest length possible. Then cut down the middle of the fold so that you have two long strips.
With the right sides (outside part) of the fabric facing together, straight stitch the two long strips together at one end and fold down the ends of the fabric and straight stitch across so that you have two finished ends.
After this, fold the fabric in half one more time ( inside out) so that your strip is skinnier. Straight stitch down the open side to complete your fabric “tube”. To conclude, turn the fabric tube right side out, and quickly stitch up the two ends of the tube so that you now have a circle. Your scarf is ready to use!