Looking to level up your sewing skill beyond some of the basic beginner projects? I can help! Today, I’m going to show you 20+ Intermediate Sewing Projects To Sew This Weekend! These projects are for anyone who is comfortable with sewing things that have a little more complexity to them. They may take a little bit longer, but the reward is sweet. From making your own clothing to purses and quilts, these projects are sure to please. You’ll be able to make most of these in a little over an hour, with some of the larger projects taking a long afternoon. If you are ready to make something besides potholders and drink coasters, these projects are a great place to start. Many of these projects use sewing patterns. If you need a refresher, be sure to check out our article on how to use a sewing pattern and pattern grading – how to scale a pattern up and down. This one is especially useful for clothing sewing projects. Being able to scale the pattern will help you get the perfect fit on your handmade items. All of these projects are fun to make and very rewarding. Many of these would make nice gifts for special occasions as well!
There are soo many cute projects to choose from trust me you won’t be able to choose just one to sew. Grab your sewing supplies from the list below and decide which one of these fun sewing projects you are going to make next! Each project has its own list of required supplies, but if you have these basics covered you will have a great head start. Now, sit back and enjoy these fun projects!
Sewing Supplies You’ll Need:
- Matching Thread
- Optional Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Measuring tape
- Thread nippers
- Sewing machine
- Fabric marker
20+ Intermediate Sewing Projects To Sew This Weekend
Check them out below!
Kicking off this list of 20+ intermediate sewing projects is this cute crop top. I am usually not a fan of crop tops but I love this one!. I think it is flattering and fun. The pattern shows you how to cut your fabric and fold the darts so it turns out great.
Cramming water bottles in bags and backpacks can be a pain. This little water bottle holder is nice because it provides some insulation and keep your drink within easy reach whenever you need it.
Need a quick little gift for someone? Sew up this adorable camper potholder! This is one of my favorite projects ever and you can let your creativity run wild on this one. The pattern helps you cut out the camper shape so you focus on decorating it.
My kids are in the stage where they are growing like weeds. When my girls outgrew their PJs over the summer, I had trouble finding some that would fit. I whipped these up and they turned out great.
Next on this 20+ intermediate sewing projects to sew this weekend is this fun holiday-inspired project. Searching for advent calendars that didn't have candy seemed impossible, so I came up with this one. The kids love it!
I didn't realize how expensive laptop sleeves had gotten until I went to replace mine. Wow! I was able to sew this one up for pennies comparatively and it works great! Fun to personalize.
Stay nice and cozy with this cute hoodie! I loved making this! I was a little nervous when I first tackled this project but I am glad I did. It is warm and fits great.
In the warmer months, it can be hard to find something comfortable to sleep in. These sleep shirts are lite and soft and the drawstring waist makes these my go-to for lounging around the house.
My kids are professionals at losing things. They probably get it from me. I felt like I was buying a new lunchbox every school year so I had to come up with a better solution. This insulated lunch box works well and is cheaper than buying on in-store.
This was the first skirt I ever made and it is still one of my favorites. This pleated skirt is a classic and a great addition to your DIY wardrobe.
When I travel I try to pack light. This round make-up travel case is nice to fit my beauty essentials in for those times I don't need my big cosmetic bag. This is a fun project to tackle if you want to practice sewing curves.
Shopping for a new purse? The next intermediate sewing project on our list is this cute round zippered purse. It has a nice lining in it as well and is perfect for smaller items. It would make a nice gift!
Want to get into quilting? We have a few quilts on this list and this is the bigger of the two. Quilts make amazing gifts and can be passed down to family This one is fairly simple to make. Pick out a design and get to sewing.
Do you just have a bunch of change in the bottom of your bag or purse? Sew yourself this unique triangle coin pouch! I haven't seen one like it in-store. Perfect for keeping all your change in one place.
Make this fun and flowy fishtail skirt! I love finding fun fabrics on clearance and that is what happened with this skirt. Such a fun style and I always get lots of compliments. The free pattern makes it a breeze to cut the shapes you need.
Need a gift idea for a little girl in your life? This adorable girl doll is perfect. This is a fun hand-sewing project and you can get super creative with the design .and look of your doll. This is also fun to do with the kids.
This might be the coziest project on our list. Everyone needs a house robe! This project is perfect for those chilly mornings when you aren't quite ready to get out of your pjs. Pick out some soft fabric and enjoy this robe!
Weighted blankets can have many benefits for helping kids sleep. This is an in-depth project that shows you how to make your own using a few supplies. My kids love them and they have been sleeping better!
Swimsuits are another one of those clothing items that can hard to find the right fit. Making your own ensures you get the fit you want and look cute. Buy some fun swimsuit fabric and have a go!
This quilt is smaller than the earlier one on this list and easier to make. It is still plenty large enough to cozy up with and would be a great entry into your quilting journey.
Do you love ruffles? You'll love this ruffle skirt! it is so fun and I think it looks so great. Sewing the ruffle tiers together can be a bit tricky so take your time and have fun!
If you are looking for a more complex bag to sew, this duffle bag is super handy. It makes a great overnight bag or even a gym bag. It looks great with a fun print fabric, too!
Last on our list of intermedia projects is this wrap dress! This dress is fun and flirty. I made one in black for date nights. This pattern is simple to use and looks great!
We hope you enjoyed this list of these 20+ intermediate sewing projects you can sew this weekend! Be sure to let us know which ones are your favorite! These projects are perfect for taking your sewing skills to the next level so pick one to make this weekend!
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