22 Easy Winter Sewing Projects To Try Right Now

by craftyclub

Whether you are looking to give your wardrobe a refresh or looking to make a thoughtful gift, these projects are for you. Get ready for the cold weather with these warm and cozy winter sewing projects.

No matter what you are looking for, you’ll find something quick and easy to make to keep you or your loved ones warm this winter. Stock up on cozy fabrics and DIY your way through fall right into winter.

1. Make Your Own Sweater

Make Your Own Sweater – Sewing Tutorial
Make Your Own Sweater – Sewing Tutorial (from Life Sew Savory)

Do you have a shirt that you love but wish it was warmer for the winter months? This is the tutorial for you!

Use your existing favorite shirt as a guide to craft a custom cozy sweater. Don’t have a shirt you’d love as a sweater? There are patterns included so you can create a sweater you will be sure to wear all winter. Follow this tutorial to find an easy and affordable (we’re talking $5/sweater!) project to revamp your wardrobe.

2. Fur Boot Covers

Diy Tutorial – Fur Boot Covers
Diy Tutorial – Fur Boot Covers (from Sew Diy)

Do you love the look of fuzzy fur covered boots but don’t want to spend the money on something so extravagant you will only wear a few times? Look no further, in this tutorial we will show you how to make faux fur boot covers to give your favorite comfy pair a fuzzy twist.

You will only need 3 supplies and less than 30 minutes to create a unique accessory for winter or a costume party!

3. How to Make Fur Pompoms

How to Make Fur Pompoms
How to Make Fur Pompoms (from Heather Handmade)

In this no sewing machine tutorial learn how to make adorable fur pompoms. This project is quick, easy, and perfect to add to hats, slippers, or to make a fun keychain!

With just a few supplies and a little time, you can make this fun addition to anything! Change up the sizes and have a whole collection.

4. How to Sew an Infinity Scarf

How to Sew an Infinity Scarf
How to Sew an Infinity Scarf (from Happiest Camper)

If you are short on time but want to add a cute and versatile accessory to your wardrobe this is the tutorial for you. Learn how to make an infinity scarf in under 15 minutes!

With how quick and easy this project is, your biggest difficulty will be picking out which fabric you want. If you can’t decide, make them all!

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5. My Best Ear Warmer Headband

My Best Ear Warmer Headband Pattern
My Best Ear Warmer Headband Pattern (from Apple Green Cottage)

Ear warmer head bands are cute, versatile, and small enough to keep in your purse, so you are never left out in the cold in winter months. Follow this easy beginner’s sewing tutorial to learn how to make the best DIY ear warmer, that actually stays in place!

6. Free Fingerless Gloves

Free Fingerless Gloves
Free Fingerless Gloves (from Patterns for Pirates)

Fingerless gloves are perfect for your tech lover in the upcoming winter season, or as a cute accessory to personalize any outfit!

They are simple and easy to make and can make use of those fabric scraps that are too small to use but too cute to get rid of.

7. Cute Cup Sleeve

Sew a Coffee Cup Sleeve
Sew a Coffee Cup Sleeve (from The Birch Cottage)

It seems like everyone is carrying their coffee cups around these days! Make yours stand out with a custom coffee sleeve. No snaps, clasps, or Velcro, this is an easy slip-on sleeve you can slide on and be out the door in a dash!

8. Sew Your Own Pajamas

Project Sew Pajama Pants
Project: Sew Pajama Pants (from Melly Sews)

With Christmas bearing down on us you may be thinking of the fresh snow, the lights, and of course the Christmas pictures! Why not this year you mix it up and make everyone matching pajama pants.

This easy tutorial will teach you how to make adorable pajama pants for the whole family! Or you can keep the coziness all for yourself.

9. Diy Hand Warmers

Diy Hand Warmers Cute Sew And No-sew Versions
Diy Hand Warmers: Cute Sew And No-sew Versions (from Jennifer Maker)

Upside of winter, no allergies and snow! Downside of winter, COLD. If you are always looking for affordable ways to keep your and your little munchkins’ hands warm in the winter, look no further.

In this tutorial, you will learn an easy, fast, and no-sew way to make DIY hand warmers you can keep in everyone’s pockets.

10. DIY Ruffle Sweater

Sew your own DIY ruffle sweater
Sew your own DIY ruffle sweater (from Elizabeth Made This)

Looking for a sweater tutorial but all the sweaters look the same? If you want to stand out with a unique DIY sweater you can be proud to wear, you will find it in this tutorial.

Using a shirt you already love as a pattern, you know this sweater will fit perfectly! The ruffle on the front gives it a girly twist to keep you from feeling drowned and boxy in all the winter layers.

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11. Fingerless Fleece Monster Gloves

Fingerless Fleece Monster Gloves
Fingerless Fleece Monster Gloves (from Tally’s Treasury)

These monster gloves are the perfect gift for your creative youngster, or your creative and adventurous self!

These fleece gloves are simple and adorable and a great beginner project for you or your little monster. For fashion or for fun, these gloves are perfect.

12. DIY Fleece Leggings

The virtues of DIY fleece leggings
The virtues of DIY fleece leggings (from Elizabeth Made This)

Leggings as acceptable everyday wear has been a blessing! But as the winter months roll in you are probably looking for ways to stay warm and comfortable without having to be buried in 10 layers.

Fleece lined leggings can easily be bought at the store but are in limited colors and sizes. This tutorial will teach you how to make custom fleece leggings in all the colors of your wildest dreams that fit you perfectly.

13. Dog Sweater

Red Heart Dog Sweater
Red Heart Dog Sweater (from Yarnspirations)

With the temperatures dropping you may be noticing your little furry friend is looking rather cold on your morning walks. In this knitting tutorial learn how to craft a custom sweater for your pup!

This simple design has ribbing at the neck and legs for a snug fit. Sizes ranging from lab to Pomeranian and everyone in between.

14. The Cape

The Cape
The Cape (from Shwin & Shwin)

Ever have trouble trying to wrangle your toddler into their winter coats? Ok that was a rhetorical question, we all have! This tutorial will teach you how to make a stylish cape that will not only keep your kiddo warm but will be much easier to toss on over all their other layers.

15. Sew a Knit Hat Beanie from a Recycled Sweater

Sew a Knit Hat Beanie from a Recycled Sweater
Sew a Knit Hat Beanie from a Recycled Sweater (from The Last Stitch)

We all have that sweater that we don’t wear anymore but is too cute to give away. Upcycle it and turn into a knit hat. Your friends will be sure to think you knitted a custom beanie.

This project is quick and easy and will give that sweater a second life!

16. Slipper Sewing Pattern for Kids

Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Kids
Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Kids (from Heather Handmade)

This project is perfect for those fleece scraps that are too small to do much else with. This tutorial will teach you how to make fleece slippers for your youngsters to keep their piggies warm this winter.

This pattern includes approximate shoe sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 13.

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17. Sew Fingerless Fleece Mittens

Sew Fingerless Fleece Mittens
Sew Fingerless Fleece Mittens (from Melly Sews)

These fleece fingerless mittens are the perfect gift for your tech lover this winter. They can keep their hands warm but quickly free their fingers to send those oh so important texts.

This pattern comes in 3 sizes for kids, women, and men.

18. Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern

Adult Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern
Adult Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern (from Sew Much Ado)

Who says kids get to have all the fun! With this tutorial you can make a comfy mermaid tail blanket to cozy up in mermaid style! Fulfill your inner child with this project.

Once all the pattern pieces have been cut, this project can be done in under an hour!

19. Bed Pillow Case with Ties

Pillowcase Tutorial Bed Pillow Case with Ties
Pillowcase Tutorial: Bed Pillow Case with Ties (from Mary Martha Mama)

Want to add a pop of color to your bedroom? Or make sure the holiday decorations make it into every room of the house without breaking the bank? This tutorial will teach you how to make pillowcases with ties so you can quickly switch up your style!

With how easy this project it you can make enough pillow cases to have a whole new look every week!

20. Easy Neck Warmer

Neck Warmer How to  30 Minute EASY DIY
Neck Warmer How to | 30 Minute EASY DIY (from Whitney Sews)

Want a more fashionable way to stay warm this winter than a basic scarf? In this video learn how to make a stylish neck warmer in less than 30 minutes!

A special button placement is all it takes for you to turn two fabric rectangles and turn them into a unique accessory. Add a fur lining for extra comfort and warmth. Available in adult and children’s sizes.

21. Easy Cape Scarf

Easy Cape Scarf sewing tutorial
Easy Cape Scarf // sewing tutorial (from Delia Creates)

This is nothing like feeling cozy everywhere you go. This cape scarf tutorial will make sure you stay warm, comfy, and looking fabulous for under $20! This is the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life.

22. DIY Braided Fleece Blanket Tutorial

DIY Braided Fleece Blanket Tutorial
DIY Braided Fleece Blanket Tutorial (from Sew Simple Home)

Do you remember those fleece tie blankets you made for your first project? Well, it’s time to kick that classic up a notch!

This braided fleece blanket tutorial will give you the comfort of a fleece blanket with a more polished look. Stay warm this winter and pass on the tradition of making fleece blankets with a new twist.

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