As we launch into another year of Sew4Home projects, it’s time to take quick look back at a few of the most popular from 2018. It’s always a little amazing to see how many we’ve done, and it’s a challenge to narrow the list of favorites. This year, we decided to put them into chronological order so it’s a true trip down memory lane. We bet there are a few you might have missed along the way, which means we’re already adding to your 2019 must-make lists. Did we miss any of your favorites? Are there some ideas you’re dying for us to explore this year? Leave us a comment below; we always love to hear from you, and our You Asked 4 It list is one of the first places we turn when considering new ideas.
Easy Corduroy Slouchy Shoulder Bag
This super soft and slouchy shoulder bag is fast and easy but with a very stylish finish. The cool strap-and-tassel closure is a look we spotted on some of the season’s trendiest designer bags.
The VersaWrap: A Stretchy Band for Head, Neck, Hair & Face
Keep it around your neck as a lightweight scarf, pull it up over your nose and mouth to protect your face, pull it over your head like a beanie, or scrunch it down into a headband. It lives up to its versatile name.
Wear ’n’ Wipe Kitchen Towel Scarf
It combines the wearable feature of an apron with the wipe-able feature of a towel! Loop it around your neck while you work (it buttons to secure). The ends are absorbent towels.
Compact Messenger Bag with Inset Zipper
A great messenger brief in a slightly smaller size: 15" wide x 10" high with a 2" base. There’s an inset zipper top, a front zippered pocket, and lots of excellent pocket options for storage.
Fabulous Fabric Wallet: Double Bill Pockets, Six Card Pockets & Zippered Coin Pocket
We offer a downloadable pattern set with all the pieces you need so you can be confident everything will come together for a perfect fit. With seven pockets total there’s a place for everything.
Tortilla or Flatbread Warmer with Circular Quilting
Just slip in a tortilla or flatbread, close the flap, and zap. And of course, because this reusable warmer is meant for the microwave, all natural cotton was used for the fabric, batting, and thread.
Super Sturdy Summer Tote: Dritz Rivets & More
It features cool reverse box corners plus tough double-cap rivets for strength at all the stress points. Whether traveling near and far, this tote is designed to stand up to all your adventures.
Lightweight Long Scarf with Boho Fringe
You’ll start with voile or batiste, add a perfectly centered seam to give enough length to wrap it like a lightweight shawl, then create a line of tiny, twisted floss cords along both ends. Gorgeous.
Clear View Vinyl Tote for Events and More: Dritz Metal Hardware & Plastic Snaps
Many venues no longer allow closed totes and bags to be brought in; they require everything to be see-through. Our tote is fully finished inside and out with a removable pocket and base insert that allow it to be either semi or completely transparent.
Bandana Style Baby Drool Bibs in 3 Sizes
Baby drool is kinda adorable, especially when they blow bubbles, but it’s also messy and causes frequent changes of clothing. Our bandana style bibs keep your babe clean and dry… and cutie pie.
Box Style Tote with Yarn Wrapped Handles & Accents
We used a variegated cotton yarn to create custom wrapped handles on this classic box tote. Then we kept our fabric muted so the featured technique shines. Dimension, color, and style all in one.
Sweet, Soft, Stuffable Bunnies: Shannon Fabrics Cuddle & Luxe Cuddle
Meet Lolly, Chester, and Flora. The same pattern creates all three, with their individual personalities based on the plush fabric used, the cotton print accents for ears and paws, and their custom accessories.
Patchwork Pillow Trio in Tula Pink's De La Luna
When you’re working with fabric as amazingly detailed as De La Luna by Tula Pink, the fussy cutting options are endless. We created a trio of patchwork pillows that bring the Halloween spirit of this collection to life.
Cute toss pillows in interesting shapes are a great way to interject a bit of playful zest into your décor. This pillow tutorial certainly qualifies as an interesting shape, and we include a free downloadable pattern.
Compact Quilted Duffle with Handles & Adjustable Strap: Dritz Hardware
Need a smaller bag that can work for kids or anyone who wants a space-saving, on-the-go option? This adorable duffle has a soft, quilted exterior that gently expands and molds to best fit its contents.
Decorative Stitch Designer Pillow with Embroidery Accents & Tassels: Janome Sewing Machines
We’d spotted a number of very expensive pillows that featured dense panels of decorative stitching with embroidery accents and tassels. We knew we could pull together all these trends into one fabulous DIY pillow.
Fabric Storage Boxes with Faux Leather Handles: Dritz Home Décor
Stash it. Store it. Hide it away! These fabric boxes are a generous 13” square, which means they can organize a lot. We added cool Faux Leather Handles to make them extra easy to use.
Flannel and Sherpa Fleece Lovie featuring Penned Pals Flannel
A “lovie” is a cuddle-up-with-me blanket that is prefect anytime a little soft security is needed. We created a simple patchwork version in the adorable flannels from the Anne Kelle’s Penned Pals collection.
“Jelly Beans” – Rice-Filled Microwavable Hand Warmers
Our mini warming pads feature a great-to-grip jelly bean shape. Heat in a microwave for 20-30 seconds to deliver up to 30 minutes of soothing heat. Perfect for pockets! You’ll love the clever thumb loop.
Faux Fur Bucket Bag with Cinched Top and Adjustable Strap: Shannon Fabrics
When was the last time you wanted to give your handbag a hug? This bag is a great combination of structure and softness in the perfect smaller size. Its easygoing style can be dressed up or down.