7 Sewing Projects with Free Tutorials - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

7 Sewing Projects with Free Tutorials

Maybe it’s just us, but whenever we get elastic for a project we never seem to use it all. That’s why today we are sharing some of our favorite free patterns that use elastic. This is for those who need to use up their stash, stretch their sewing skills, and anyone looking for a cute gift to DIY!

Coffee Koozie

This cute, precut-friendly project will protect your hands from your drink and give you a chance to show off a little bit of your personality! Coffee Koozies are a quick and easy project that can be made using a 3″ strip of elastic and a Mini Charm Pack. Find the free tutorial on our blog, the Jolly Jabber.

Eye Masks

Eye masks are another great way to make something cute and useful with any elastic you have on hand. Large strips can be used, but one or two thin strips of elastic are just as good, depending on which look you prefer for a snug fit and a trip to dreamland. Head over to our blog post with the free tutorial and get stitching!

Hair Scrunchies

Scrunchies are making a comeback, and you can quite literally make them! Thanks to this tutorial from Riley Blake Designs, making scrunchies has never been easier. The free Ultimate Scrunchie pattern has an optional bow and can be personalized to suit your style. A set of them would even make for a great gift! Visit Riley Blake Designs YouTube Channel for all the details.

Needle Case

We know we aren’t the only ones searching for a new way to store our notions. This free Needle Case pattern by Sharon Holland is the perfect solution, especially for those quilters and stitchers always on the go! Find the free pattern, and even more projects, on Sharon’s blog.

Mending Kit

How many of us have dozens of mending kits we’ve collected from hotels over the years? None of them are as cute and classy as these Quilted Mending Kits from Art Gallery Fabrics. They look like little clutches when closed and can store whatever you need for mending or sewing on the go! Pop over to Art Gallery Fabrics YouTube Channel to find the video tutorial that will walk you through all the steps.

Fitted Bed Sheets

Have you ever made a beautiful quilt for one of the beds in your home and wished for sheets that matched? Just us? Art Gallery Fabrics shared how to make a fitted bed sheet in this tutorial using quarter-inch elastic and 108″ wide fabrics. They also included instructions for top sheets, so if you add a quilt, you can DIY yourself a complete bedding set! Grab some 108 Edition Wide Backs and follow Art Gallery Fabrics’ free video tutorial to get started.

Roll Up Pencil Case

The last of our free sewing patterns is Confessions of a Homeschooler’s incredible pencil case! You could even add another row of elastic to keep things extra secure, but we love everything about this design. You can find Erica’s free written tutorial and video tutorial for this project on her blog.

Share Your Sewing Projects

We hope you’re ecstatic about projects with elastic! Share your project creations with us on Facebook and Instagram and tag @fatquartershop so we can see and share your work.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below telling us what project you can’t wait to get started on first. If you have any elastic sewing projects we didn’t include, share those too!

Happy sewing!


  1. I love the needle cas and the hair scrunchies and will be cutting them out today! Thanks for the ideas…I love your blog!!