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25 Clothing and Accessory Sewing Projects

If you like to wear original clothing and accessories that nobody else has, but you can’t afford the excessive cost of bespoke fashion, then you might want to consider sewing some pieces for your wardrobe. It is a great skill to have, and it’s not difficult to learn. So today we’re sharing 25 of our favorite sewing tutorials that will get you dressed up in style.

1. Flannel Snap Scarf

Flannel snap scarf sewing tutorial

This stylish scarf can be converted from an infinity scarf to a regular one with just the click of a button (or five, to be exact). Just grab some buffalo check fabric, leather and snaps to get started. Head on over to Delia Creates to check out the full sewing tutorial.

2. Denim Wrap Skirt

Diy denim sewing project wrap skirt

Denim has always been popular for a reason – it goes with everything! So you’re sure to love this incredible wrap dress made out of the versatile material. Just make your way over to Riva La Diva to find out how to make this incredibly simple skirt.

3. Easy Shift Dress

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This eye-catching dress is actually a simple shift dress, made with a yard of fabric and some matching thread. They key is to buy fabric with a fun pattern to give the dress some serious character. Make your way over to Merrick’s Art to check out the tutorial.

4. Pleated Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirt pleated sewing tutorial

This maxi skirt has large pleats and a wide waistband, making it quite a showstopper. And the unique green grid-like fabric makes it even more fun. Pick up a couple of yards of fabric to get started, and head over to Sewing Rabbit to check out the instructions.

5. DIY Clutch From A Table Runner

Diy table runner clutch handbag

Believe it or not, you can transform a table runner into a super cute clutch in just a few easy steps. The closure has magnets inside, and the flower detail is a broach that’s just added to the front. Head over to Sadie Seasongoods to check out the tutorial.

6. Blanket Coat

Wool blanket coat diy

Learn how to transform a plain old wool blanket into a super stylish coat using this simple tutorial from eHow. Just grab a cozy wool blanket and a wide belt to get started on this trendy look. Head on over to eHow to check out the full sewing tutorial.

7. Zipper Card Pouch

Zipper card pouch diy

Keep all of your credit cards in order, with this cute zipper pouch that you can make yourself. It is made out of canvas, which is a durable material that should hold up to the wear and tear. Make your way over to Craft Passion to find out all the details.

8. Easy Swing Dress

Swing dress sewing tutorial

This beautiful dress is made with contrasting patterned fabrics, giving it a super stylish vibe that will keep you looking trendy. And it’s easier to make than you might think! Head on over to Sewing Rabbit to check out the full photo tutorial and instructions.

9. Fold Over Clutch

Seersucker leather fold over clutch

If you’re a big fan of clutch-style handbags, then you might want to give this fun fold over clutch a try. This one is made with a preppy red and blue seersucker fabric, and leather accents for the corners. Head on over to Polka Dot Chair to find out how to make one.

10. Maxi Skirt IKEA Hack

Diy striped skirt ikea hack

Yes, you read that right – an IKEA hack sewing tutorial! This super stylin’ maxi skirt is made out of a throw blanket from IKEA, along with a zipper and coordinating thread. Head on over to Kristi Murphy’s blog to find out how to recreate this genius hack.

11. Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt

Asymmetrical skirt tutorial

If you want to really up your style game, give this unique look a try. You’ll need a piece of black and white striped fabric, a zipper and a few other basic supplies. Head on over to to Cotton and Curls to check out all the tips and tricks for this super stylish skirt.

12. Pleated Beach Cover Up

Pleated beach cover up

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect beach cover up, look no further. This pleated dress is made with a tropical patterned fabric, and requires only basic sewing skills. Make your way over to Merrick’s Art to check out the full tutorial for this fun cover up.

13. Color Block Totes

Diy color block tote

If you’re like me, you’re always carrying around a tote bag filled with items that don’t fit in your purse. So these colorful totes might be the perfect project for you. Just grab fabric in a couple of your favorite colors and get to work using this tutorial. 

14. Chalk Lines Skirt

Chalk lines skirt diy

If you’re on the hunt for a more tailored style skirt tutorial, then this might be the one for you. Made with wool fabric and white piping, it ends up being the perfect piece to pair with tights and a dark shirt. Head on over to One Avian Daemon to check out the instructions.

15. Pom Pom Cover Up

Pom pom beach cover up

Here’s another great cover up for the beach, this time with impossibly cute pink pom pom trim around the edges. Just grab a bright piece of flowy fabric and get started using this awesome tutorial from Merrick’s Art. You’ll want to make one in every color!

16. Simple DIY Leather Bag

Easy leather bag sewing tutorial

Who says you have to spend a ton of money on a bag from a department store? Why not make your own using this simple tutorial from Between The Lines? All you’ll need is some leather cord and a piece of flat leather. Head over here to check out the instructions.

17. Easy Kimono Top

Kimono shirt sewing tutorial

This lovely top is a great layering piece, and would work nicely over a tank or short sleeve top. All you’ll need for this easy sewing tutorial is a piece of chiffon or other flowy fabric and a sewing machine and scissors. Head on over to DeaVita to check out the tutorial.

18. Folded Miniskirt

Folded miniskirt tutorial

This fun miniskirt has a unique folded design, with diagonal folds criss-crossing back and forth across the front of the skirt. And while it looks complicated, it’s actually quite simple to recreate. Make your way over to Only The Small to check out the tutorial.

19. Braided Fabric Bracelet

Braided fabric bracelet diy

This braided bracelet is a beautiful piece of jewelry that will also be a great way to use up all those fabric scraps that you probably have lying around. Just grab some cord, fabric and a couple of other materials and head over to How Joyful to get started.

20. Tulip Wrap Skirt

Tulip wrap skirt tutorial

Tulip skirts are a nice way to update the classic wrap skirt style that was so popular back in my high school days. The fluttering hem line adds some pretty femininity and the high waist looks super fresh. Head over to Cotton and Curls to find out how to make it.

21. Breezy Tunic Tutorial

Breezy tunic diy tutorial

It’s easier than you might think to create a tunic from scratch… and Autumn from the blog It’s Always Autumn explains how to do it in simple terms. Just grab a couple of yards of fabric and head over to this blog post to get started on your very own tunic.

22. DIY Crop Top

Crop top sewing tutorial

Crop tops have been hot for a while now, and they’re not so difficult to make if you have some basic sewing experience. To make one that really stands out, pick a unique fabric like the popsicle print they’ve chosen. Head over to Brit + Co. to check out the tutorial.

23. Eco-Friendly Tote

Eco friendly tote bag sewing tutorial

Make your own tote bag, for an eco-friendly alternative to those bad-for-the-earth plastic bags. It’s simple to make, and much more stylish. Make your way over to Handmadiya.com to check out the tutorial for this impossibly adorable cactus tote bag.

24. Color Block Tee

Color block tee tutorial

Step up your basic tee game with this super fun color blocked one! The neckline has a touch of the green color from the bottom of the shirt, for an extra fun detail. Make your way over to It’s Always Autumn to find out how to make one of these tees yourself.

25. Maxi Wrap Skirt

Maxi tulip wrap skirt tutorial

Add some serious pizazz to your wardrobe with this gorgeous wrap skirt. It has a pretty hemline that gets shorter in the front and longer in the back, making it super unique and festive. Head on over to Cotton and Curls to check out the video tutorial.