As a crafter, have you ever considered turning your passion for sewing into a profitable online business? In this digital age, it’s never been easier to buy and sell handmade goods from the comfort of your own home. And with the demand for unique, one-of-a-kind items on the rise, there’s no better time to start creating and selling your own handmade goods.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert seamstress, there are countless opportunities to create beautiful and marketable items. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 50 sewing project ideas that are sure to capture the attention of potential customers. From easy-to-make items to more complex projects, there’s something on this list for every skill level.
But remember, in order to make sales, it’s not just about the quality of your products, but also how you present them online. So make sure to take high-quality photos and write compelling product descriptions that will entice potential customers. With the right approach, turning your love of sewing into a successful online business is within reach.
These adorable accessories are as much about style as they are a useful tool to have on hand. They’re easy to make in various colors, so you can appeal to anyone looking to buy a handmade scrunchie online!
2. Baby Bibs
Gone are the days of generic, boring baby bibs. Making these adorable bandana-style baby bib and your baby will be a style icon in the family.
3. Electronic Cord Organizers
Say goodbye to the tangled mess of chargers. These easy-to-make cord charger organizers are an undeniable accessory for anyone’s gift list. They’re a sure-fire sell so long as you make one to match every personality.
4. Kitchen Hot Pad
The hot pad is two very important things at one: very easy to make and very useful to anyone. They add a useful bit of color to any kitchen, making an excellent project to focus on if you’re looking for a sewing project that will sell.
5. Quilted Coaster
Like the hotpad, what home doesn’t need coasters? Handmade quilted coasters are fantastic gifts for a house warming, birthday, or holiday. Add them to your online shop and you’re sure to get some happy customers.
6. Envelope Pillow Covers
With such a fancy name, it may seem that this should fall into a more difficult category. In truth, you may very well be able to make one of these in 10 minutes. Selling a handmade pillow cover is a great way for customers to revitalize a throw pillow, or inspire them to buy another!
7. Fabric Keychains
A keychain as a wristlet just makes things easy. Luckily, sewing them yourself at home is also very easy. They’re so quick that you can make a few, but also open up your shop to the opportunity of customized orders. That way, you’ll sew as you go and won’t have anything wasted.
8. Laptop Sleeve
Like the pillow envelope, the laptop sleeve is both highly useful and incredibly easy to make. You may have to make a few different sizes depending on a computer model, but this is another easy sewing project that you can make to order in hardly any time at all.
9. Reusable Snack Packs
Reusable snack packs are kid friendly and planet-friendly. They’re so easy to make you’ll want one in every color and then, any of them that are left over, you can sell online for a eco-conscious mom.
Some may argue that anything’s a placemat. If you want to step it up a notch and make something that will impress your guests, try making out some easy double-layered placemats. Who says they have to match?
11. Table Runner
Like the placemats, the hardest thing about making a table runner is deciding the theme you want to go with. You can make it a long stretch of the same fabric or a patchwork design. Customers will undoubtedly go for either!
12. Swiffer Rag
Having a Swiffer in the home makes things easy, but what happens when you run out of the pads? Making swiffer rags ensure they’re always available when a spill happens, and they can be easily machine washed. A very useful and unique gift!
13. Plastic Bag Holder
A plastic bag holder can take on many creative forms. Some might opt to just look for the streamlined tube design, but you can get creative with the fabric to really make a one of a kind item to sell online.
14. Hanging Organizer
Like the plastic bag organizers, these hanging items can take on many forms and take care of many messes. People can organize utensils, makeup brushes, or anything they can think of on these cool one-of-a-kind organizers.
15. Reusable Tote
A reusable tote has a place in any household. It can be used as a bag, a purse, or tucked away for a backup, all without relying on disposable bags.
16. Bento Bag/market Tote
Like the tote, the bento bag is a new spin on a classic design. It’s a look that will be sure to score sales on the online community looking for a way to make their grocery trips more sustainable and fashionable.
17. Pencil Pouch
Another must-have option that would be easy if it didn’t require a zipper. Still, this pencil pouch is good for back to school or as a purse insert. Let online shoppers decide.
18. Car Trash Pouch
Now this is a sewing project that has an audience far and wide. This reusable bin can hang in your car to mask the ugly look of a plastic trash bag.
19. Passport Holder
Losing your passport can be a nightmare. Making a one-of-a-kind passport cover is a great gift for travelers and an eye-pleasing way to keep track of your most important document.
20. Chair Cushion
Chair cusions are an easy looked-over item in the house hold, and not just because they’re sat on. Some seasonal prints can be a good way for someone to spice up their space. It’s an easy sewing project bound to sell.
21. Homemade Heating Pad
In the spirit of comfort, the homemade heating pad only requires a bit of fabric, sewing, and rice. It’s an instant spa treatment and a wonderful gift to make and sell.
22. Homemade Hand Warmers
Like the heating pad, hand warmers can be great for people who love going to sports games or just enjoying the great outdoors. Make them in sports’ team colors during the season and you’re sure to make some money off it!
23. Sofa Caddy
Your remote, glasses, phone, and anything else you might need to have a good long TV binge is waiting in a hand-sewed sofa caddy. These can be useful for any living room and are a great option to sew and sell online.
24. Toiler Paper Holder
Finding a place to stow your fresh rolls of toilet paper just got easier. This holder is a way to beautify the bathroom necessities and makes a great gift for anyone who would appreciate doing the same to their own bathroom.
25. Bread Warmer
Guests are always impressed by things handmade. Whether it’s the bread or the bread warmer, this adorable little towel can keep your warmed bread in perfect shape for laying on the table.
26. Pot Holder
Every good kitchen needs a goot pair of pot holders. This project can be personalized to order or just made in the best culinary patterns you can think of.
27. Earbud Pouch
Earbuds, whether they have a string or not, are more useful when they’re neatly stowed away. These earbud pouches are a great hand-sewn item to use for yourself and sell to share the wealth.
28. Sleep mask
Sleep masks are a go-to gift for the traveler in your life. Imagine how many other people think it will be just as thoughtful? These are a worthwhile project to make and customize to sell online.
29. Beer Coozie
Nothing like waking up from a good nap to a cold beer. A hand-sewn beer coozie is a cozy way to enjoy a crisp beer. They’re a definite gift on anyone’s gift list.
30. Hand Sanitizer Jacket
Keeping hand sanitizer handy is made easy with this sewn jacket. It can hang off your purse it’s always in reach when things get ugly!
31. Hot handle holder
Cooking with cast iron seems to be all the rage. When things are popular the next step is to accessorize. A hot handle holder is a great item to make to sell online – just make sure you have a sturdy enough material to withstand the heat!
32. Pet Leash
Ah, the pet leash, a protective device and the perfect item to accessorize. Get creative enough to match the personalities of furry friends and you’ll have yourself several sales.
33. Mermaid Tail Blanket
A pretty little fairy tale comes to life for all ages with the mermaid tail blanket. It takes a little more advanced sewing, but the final result is worth it. It’s a guaranteed sell for a beautiful tail!
34. Drawstring Backpacks
Always a staple to have for sports, making drawstring backpacks can get really creative. Make them for any team, school, or casual pattern to create a diverse store of hand made backpacks.
35. Kitchen Apron
It seems someone has to get their first apron somewhere. Getting a hand-sewn apron that’s custom-made is a great gift for anyone and something that anyone can make.
36. Phone Charger Holder
Keeping cords wrapped up can turn into an art project with a bit of fabric and thread. A great customizable project and gift!
37. Hanging Makeup Roll
Makeup rolls are a timeless gift for the ladies in your life. They’re a fun project to experiment with, but takes a lot of skill to keep the lines straight!
38. Handbag Organizer
A handbag organizer can do double duty anywhere you need it. Grab it and take it on the go or put it in a larger purse to keep everything in the proper place. A neat freak’s dream!
39. Diaper Bag
Diaper bags have a lot to hold on to, and a good hand-made one can go farther than many others. New moms will go crazy for the best, most unique patterns! Get creative.
40. Baby Booties
Something about being exclusive, even as a baby, is very intriguing. Hand-sewn booties are a mom’s dream, and they just take a little bit of sewing, patience, and creativity to create.
41. Reading Pillow
And while they’re at it, moms can get a cute new addition to a growing toddler’s room. A cute little pillow will be the perfect place to store bedtime stories.
42. Voodoo Doll
These cute little creepy dolls can be an adorable little gift for the right person. It’s fun to be able to experiment with different fabrics on a doll like this, making it a truly exciting project and unique gift.
43. Owl Sewing Caddy
For the expert-level sewist, from the expert sewist, the owl sewing is a fun project that will have a welcome, adoring market online.
44. Lunch Tote
For moms on the jobs or kids at school, the lunch tote is a great project to consider for wide audience… and maybe even one for yourself.
45. Hanging Phone Charge Station
Designed to keep the phone close to the charger, this gift is unique in both design and craft. You can make it even more tailored to your style as you, or customers, want it to be.
46. Car Caddy Bag
We love a good hand-made caddy. Keeping things in the car, like tic-tacs or a lighter, just where you left it is satisfying and possible with a car caddy bag.
47. Stair Bag
Somehow, this works. It uses a multi-level design to create a streamlined way to keep your bag in place. It fits, and we love it.
48. Bedside Organizer
Anyone of any age can be glad to have this bedside organizer. No matter what you need, a book, your phone, or a box of tissues, it can be kept in place with this hand-sewn design.
49. Makeup Brush Organizer
Keeping brushes clean is so much easier if they’re all kept together. These sewn makeup organizers stay in place and keep things fresh.
50. Fabric Storage Box
Forget the old cardboard boxes and get crafty making your own. These may need a little reinforcement but, an expert with a needle and thread will be thrilled to complete a whole set of these.