You won’t need a sewing machine for these fabric crafts. You can make these easy projects with some simple techniques, perfect for beginners.
Not everyone has or knows how to use a sewing machine. That doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun of working with fabric. There are so many different ways to craft with fabric:
- You can do simple fabric projects with some easy hand stitching or creating a hem with fabric glue or heat bond iron adhesive. Heck, you could even use a stapler!
- Decoupage projects use Mod Podge or glue to add fabric to a hard surface. This has infinite possible uses!
- You can tie knots or make bows using strips of fabric. This is great for making headbands, fleece blankets, or adding embellishments to craft projects.
Whether you want to use a favorite fabric or you need to get rid of that pile of scraps, you are sure to find a project you can use on this list of fabric crafts that don’t require a sewing machine! Check them out…
You won't need a sewing machine for these crafts with fabric. These
American Flag Canvas
Make unique and EASY American flag canvas art with fabric and Mod Podge! Perfect for patriotic decor or for just showing off your USA pride.
Fabric Covered Heels
I feel like all of us have a pair of shoes in our closet that need a makeover! Delia chose to apply fabric to a pair of red heels with Mod Podge, and the results are lovely.
Try a decoupage suitcase covered with vintage inspired fabric. It’s much easier to do than you’d think, and makes great storage!
Modern Table Runner
Use a stencil and paint to create this simple but impactful design on a piece of cotton canvas. You'll enjoy painting fabric to make this modern canvas table runner without the worry of fading, cracking, or peeling over time.
Makeover a boring tee using your favorite fabric and some Heat n' Bond. This DIY t-shirt applique is quick because it's no sew!
Fabric Lined Drawers
Use Mod Podge and your favorite fabric pattern to create these unique fabric lined drawers – I love the special surprise every time you open one! You can use the same technique to add fabric to a bookshelf.
Learn how to cover shoes in fabric with Mod Podge and leftover scraps! This is an easy fashion project for adults and beginning crafters.
House Shaped Pillow
This project will use up numerous pieces of scrap fabric! All if it is accomplished with no sewing.
Learn how to make a bandana headband the easy way! Options for both sew and no-sew.
Learn how to make the easiest garland ever with a simple technique! Allison saw this idea at a baby shower - you can make this in any fabrics and colors you like.
Raid your fabric stash, or the thrift store, and see how to make your own DIY giant bow to brighten up your day. This is an EASY no-sew project!
I love the pom-pom trim on this fabric rug. So cute! This rug is 100% functional, stylish, durable, and completely customizable since you have all the control over the pattern you select.
You can decorate a canvas bag with your favorite fabric in three steps! I made a fun DIY beach tote for summer pool trips. It’s SO easy!
Modern Quilt Wall Art
This fabric wall art is like a modern quilt and is no-sew! A fun and cheap wall fabric project that will make a big statement in your home.
Sashiko Japanese Visible Mending
Use scrap fabric and various thread colors to mend a clothing tear. I love the simple running stitch and pattern!
Looking for a DIY bulletin board idea that takes about ten minutes? This is just the project for you! It’s really easy to do and is budget friendly.
This cute no sew project allows you to take an embroidery hoop and fabric to make a wall organizer! It’s so easy that anyone can do it, and it only takes a few minutes to make.
Learn how to use patterned fabric (or paper) and an unfinished wood surface to make this Mod Podge picture frame! This is a simple home decor project for beginners.
Flower Flip Flops
Upgrade your flip flops with some fabric and a rolled flower embellishment. The rolled flowers can be used in so many other projects!
Wood Doormat with Mid-Century Style
Make a mid-century inspired DIY wood doormat using wood slats and your favorite retro fabric! It's easier to do than you might think.
This craft perfectly uses up those weird long strips you end up with after cutting out clothes. These bookmarks are fun for everyone to make and are no sew!
Learn how to make simple, no sew, DIY fabric coasters with a vintage scarf and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!
Farmhouse Fall Wreath
I love the faux pumpkins used in this wreath! They are made from fabric, wood beads and craft leaves. Adorable!
Add your favorite fabric to a plain jewelry box for a one-of-a-kind look! You can use the same process to update furniture.
Christmas Tree Ornament
A stick, some string and some fabric scraps are all you need to make this super cute ornament!
Appliqué Tote Bag
Make this DIY tote bag using scrap fabric and a reverse applique technique. This sweet heart is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time of year!
Fabric Covered Box
I wanted a unique storage solution for my yarn, so I made this fabric covered box with a fun pear print and Mod Podge! It’s easy to do.
Fabric Covered Pumpkins
Use a cool and modern fabric to make these unique fabric covered pumpkins! You’ll love this easy, no carve pumpkin idea made with Mod Podge.
Step Stool Makeover
I needed something small to reach the tops of my kitchen shelves – so I decorated this DIY step stool in my favorite fabric colors!
Candy Cane Ornament
Make these DIY candy cane ornaments out of fabric scraps! You can reuse these year after year. So perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, a holiday garland, or decorating gifts.
These decoupage plates are so easy to make – and they don’t have to be owls. Choose your favorite fabric and shape; just add Mod Podge.
It is really easy to add a special touch to plain slippers – make them a wonderful personalized gift that your special someone will absolutely love!
Berry Baskets Bookends
These DIY bookends are made out of actual berry baskets and cute berry fabric! Because they're baskets, it's very easy to weight them down. Great for a craft room and sewing room.
You may have made one of these fleece blankets before. This one is a bit different — no bulky knots with this technique!
Toilet Paper Pumpkins
Learn how to make cute pumpkins for fall home decor using fabric and rolls of toilet paper! It's easy.
Which of these fabric crafts do you want to try first? Let me know in the comments below. Then check out these other popular easy crafts for adults: