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Transform an old T-shirt into a pretty summer scarf. With just a few cuts and a few stitches, you'll have a hip new accessory in minutes!

Looking for an easy sewing project that you can make in less than 30 minutes? These fabric corner bookmarks are one of my favorite quick-sew projects to make with fabric scraps. You can make one for yourself or gift one to an avid reader in your life. Kids also love marking their pages with these fun fabric bookmarks!

Sew, don't grow, this beautiful flower brooch! Bright fabrics and pretty beads make this project perfect for a warm-weather outfit. Plus, no sewing machine required, so you can sew on the go.  

Combine crafts store felt and leftover beads for a stylish eyeglass case! Since this quick project is handsewn, you can make it on the go.

These cute kitty brooches are a snap to make! Scraps of felt and a few simple embroidery stitches create a purrfect accent for shirts, jackets, or even purses. 

Design your own heart template and make a one-of-a-kind keepsake. Perfect as an ornament, a pincushion, or a gift, this heart is soft and simple!

Choose a favorite fabric and make this quick-to-sew pincushion. Stack two buttons to top of your cute creation for bright accents. Make a bunch for your sewing friends or keep one handy for on-the-go sewing.

Make new pillowcases for your bed in no time. We've found the simplest way to make a pillowcase. And an added bonus--no loose threads or frayed edges!

A yo-yo is a circle of fabric that has the edge turned under and secured with a running stitch to make a three-dimensional circle. Because they are sewn by hand, yo-yos are great portable sewing project.     

  Bring Christmas cheer to your door this season with a no-sew wreath. Use fabric scraps or favorite prints to whip up a custom wreath in 30 minutes!

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