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If you’ve ever seen a real high-quality sit-down sewing machine, you know it’s a thing of beauty. If you’re lucky, you might even find one under (or next to) the Christmas tree this year. But even if you don’t get your Christmas wish, it would still be nice to be able to make your own handy and fun sewing projects. Make them for yourself, as gifts, or to enhance your home. Here are a few of our favorite easy and practical DIY sewing projects.

No matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced seamstress, these are simple projects, bursting with style and practicality.

3 Fun & Easy DIY Sewing Projects

1. The Bedside Pocket Organizer

Everybody wants to be cozy in the winter-time, especially in bed. There’s no better way to stay that way than to have all your favorite reading materials within reach. With this fun, five-pocket bedside organizer, you’ll have your favorite magazines, books, tablet, or remote controls within reach. It hangs neatly out of the way, can be made in any size and color. Find the directions here at Sew Can She.

2. Smartphone Charger Caddy

Smartphones can get stepped on or dropped when they are charging. Also, that wire dangling hither and thither isn’t the tidiest looking thing in the world. But you can keep your charging phone off the floor and tucked up neatly in this unique pocket from Flamingo Toes. Find the full tutorial here

3. Drawstring Fabric Basket

Whether it’s for laundry, travel, a picnic, or whatever suits your fancy, this simple, easy to make, and useful drawstring bag will always have a place in your home and heart. Make it in any size and color, and when it gets dirty, just throw it in the washer with your laundry inside. What could be easier? Find the tutorial at Gluestick’s Blog here.

Got some ideas? If you can complete any of these projects, you can also make your own apron or pillowcase using the fabric of your choice. So why not come up with your own stylish design ideas? Send them to us, and we may even feature them in our blog!

If you’ve enjoyed these simple and fun ideas, head on over to Cathey’s Sewing and Vacuum at catheys.com. Visit our blog for more terrific & creative gift ideas. We’ve got everything you need, whether you’ a novice or experienced crafter. Check out our long list of useful products for all of your crafty projects, and see our blog page for a never-ending stream of inspiration.

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