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30+ Patchwork Pretties To Make

Here’s a nice collection you’ll want to keep handy for scrap buster projects, also nice for beginner quilters looking to gain a little experience sewing with small fabric pieces. Some of these have been featured in other collections here on Tipnut but there’s lots of new stuff too, you’ll find a little bit of everything here including many gift-worthy ideas.


Sewing Machine Cover [1]: Cute little project to help keep your machine dust-free.

Sweet Bag [2]: Made with squares of fabric (for outer bag), lining and narrow ribbon or cord for drawstrings.



Kindle Case [3]: Super simple and easy to put together and a great way to protect the screen of your Kindle while stowed away in a purse or backpack.

Scottie Dog Softie [4]: Just like old patchwork quilts, no two Scottie Dogs are alike – but they all have personality. Free pdf download available.



Heart Sachet Sets [5]: A lavender-scented sachet is a simple luxury that makes a nice gift.

Patchwork Pillow [6]: Make a whimsical disappearing nine-patch pillow for your child’s room or your sofa in no time flat and it’s a great project for beginners.



Lunchbag Tutorial [7]: Made with linen and a strip of patchwork, snap closure (or velcro works too if you prefer).

Miniature Pincushions [8]: Each one is like a tiny version of a larger quilt, but they are a lot quicker to make.



Reversible Bag [9]: Nice gift-worthy drawstring bag that can be used for whatever you like.

Notebook Cover Tutorial [10]: Makes a finished notebook cover that measures 15″ x 9″ but you can easily adjust the size as needed.



Eye Pillow Tutorial [11]: Made with linen and fabric scraps of choice. Filled with flaxseed.

Teapot Pattern [12]: Cute patchwork block that can be used to make potholders or whatever you like. Free template download available.



Ironing Board Cover [13]: Made with a few hundred assorted fabric squares measuring 2 1/4″ wide x 2 1/2″ tall.

Fabric Basket [14]: Can be used as a decorative organizer for your home or a gift basket or whatever else you like. Free tutorial download available.



Sewing Machine Cover [15]: Made with 4.5″ squares of seven different coordinating prints, solid fabric piece for the liner and grosgrain ribbon for ties.

Zippered Pouch [16]: Easy project that’s great for a beginner zipper project.



Sweetheart Pin Cushion [17]: Made with fabric scraps, iron on adhesive, stuffing. Free pattern download available.

Journal Cover [18]: Made to fit an A5 art diary which is 6.25 inches wide, and 8.25 inches long but can be adjusted for other sizes easily.



Patchwork Wristlet [19]: You can adorn the front with a brooch, a buckle, a button, a yo-yo – be creative.

Kitchen Mat [20]: Quick & inexpensive floor mat where you can choose the size and colors to suit your needs.



Camera Strap [21]: Easy slipcover to make using just a few scraps of fabric and fusible fleece.

Eye Glasses Case [22]: Finished size is about 3″ x 6 1/4″, if you have bigger specs, adjust accordingly.



Patchy Produce [23]: Made a fabric stuffed apple, orange or whatever round fruit you prefer.

Reversible Tissue Box Cover [24]: Very easy to make, nice project for beginners.



Placemat Tutorial [25]: Displays a strip up patchwork running across the bottom.

Furoshiki [26]: This is a neat fabric wrap alternative to carrying around shopping bags. See details here [27].



Cube Tutorial [28]: A little tricky to make but it’s a neat stuffed toy (with holes in each square center of the cube).

Quilted Belt [29]: Made with d-rings, quilt batting, strip of fabric (for the back of belt) and fabric scraps for the top.



Scrappy Clutch Bag [30]: You’ll need a steel clutch frame and assorted fabric pieces for this bag.

Scrappy Scarf [31]: Made with squares and rectangles of cotton fabric, backed with chenille.



French Press Cozy [32]: Helps protect the glass of the french press as well as keep the coffee warm a little longer.

Wine Bag Tutorial [33]: Sweet little bag to present a bottle of wine.



Everyday Pouch [34]: This stylish pouch is perfect for storing everything from pens to notebooks.

Pincushion [35]: Another easy cutie to make that takes only about an hour to whip up.



Statement Clutch [36]: You’ll need 70 (3″) squares in assorted colors (about 15) which are then stitched together in rows of 5 before assembling. Also added to the clutch collection found here [37].

Pouch [38]: Ideal for stashing small treasures, has a drawstring/casing closure at top.