Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 15! What better way to show Mom you care than by making her a gift by hand? Flowers are always a welcome sight on Mother’s Day, but I think being able to give her something that you actually took the time to sew is extra heart-felt. Here are six fun and free sewing projects that you’ll be able to stitch up with time to spare.
Learn how to easily print a favorite photo or image on fabric, and then transform it into a super special pillow. The sample pillows feature pretty pictures of Paris, but how cute would it be to use a photo of the grandkids? You could also showcase one of Mom’s favorite travel destinations, a treasured family photo or any other special memory.
This cute little clutch is perfect for storing and organizing coupons, but it also works great as a handy wallet or travel pouch. Use your favorite machine embroidery design or hand embroidery design to person it, or stitch mom’s monogram onto the flap.
Along with spring comes lots of opportunities to shop for fresh produce, groceries and flowers. Make your mom an eco-friendly tote bag customized with a veggie-themed screen print and sturdy leather handles. The handy tote even folds up to fit into a purse to take along to the Farmer’s Market. You could also decorate the front with her name, her favorite flower or her initials.
If your mom loves to cook, stitch up a pair of quilted potholders that double as trivets. Showcase fabrics in colors she loves or that match her kitchen decor. This is also a great project for using up fabric and trim scraps.
This simple no-sew fabric wall art project is quick and simple enough for kids to join in. Download the free templates for the pretty springtime birds, or draw your own designs to suit your mom’s interests and simply use the techniques for transform fabric into art.
6. Lace Necklace
Big and bold necklaces are all the rage this spring. Rather than spending a lot on a ready-made necklace, use a freestanding-lace machine embroidery design to create a unique necklace for mom. Even if you don’t have an embroidery machine, you could use the techniques for inspiration to create a necklace out of ready-made lace.