It might be one of the busiest times of the year, but that won’t stop us from trying to squeeze in a sewing project here or there. We don’t know about you, but we find that a quick or easy make is the perfect way to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
From stash-busters to new clothes, these makes are perfect for beginners, or anyone looking to unwind with a simple sew.
We had to include our newest sewing pattern on this list because we designed it with busy Decembers in mind. Perfect for advanced beginners, it’s a sewing pattern that packs a real punch, with three variations so you can sew up a winter jumper that fits seamlessly with your style.
This is one of the ways that Lisa’s styling her Roxy Jumper and frankly, we are here for it. The a-line style is super flattering and with two hem lengths, it’s a pattern that can be tailored just how you like it. There are only four pattern pieces too, making it a simple-yet-satisfying sew for sewists of all abilities.
Sometimes a quick sew is just what’s needed for a spot of respite and our go-to project is to sew up a drawstring bag or two. They are perfect for using fabric scraps that are too big to throw away but too small for anything else. Plus, we’re using ours as environmentally friendly gift-bags that can be used time and time again by your lucky loved one.
Loungewear has really come into its own this year and we think the Sylvia Robe is a great make for lounging in elegance this holiday season. It’s a must-try make if you’re looking to get to grips with lightweight and drapey fabrics, and with no zips or buttonholes, it’s a pattern that can be whipped up in an evening.
Trousers might seem like a daunting proposition, but with only four pattern pieces we’ve designed our Ultimate Trousers for trouser-making newbies. There are no complicated or confusing techniques and only four pattern pieces to contend with. If you need an extra helping hand, we have a Stitch School course that will take you through fitting them and sewing them.
For more simple sewing suggestions, take a look at our Simple Sewing Projects Pinterest Board.