10 Garden Inspired Sewing Projects

Spring is in the air, and everything is beginning to grow again.  Its such a lovely time of year, full of optimism and fresh beginnings.  And for those of us who love to sew, there is something so very inspirational about those gardens full of all things bright and beautiful.  Read on to discover a collection of free sewing tutorials and patterns, suitable for the garden, usable by gardeners, or simply inspired by all things that grow.

For families who love to play outside, check out this child’s play tent tutorial by Just Another Hang Up…

play tent

…or try this patchwork picnic blanket by Sewchet:

picnic blanket

If you love to sew clothes, try using beautiful floral fabrics to make this reversible skirt by Andrea DeHart on :Make…


…or make this cute little floral belt by Shwin and Shwin to make a garden bloom skirt for a toddler:

bloom skirt

If embroidery is more your thing, give plain white bed linen a touch of spring by embroidering minature primroses; this tutorial by Stitch Floral is just lovely (in fact, this whole website is wonderful for anyone who loves hand embroidery)…


…or follow this ribbon embroidery tutorial by Hearty Craft to make these sweet little snowdrops; a great addition to a hessian gift bag or a straw shopper:


For the gardener in your life, make a useful belt by following this tutorial by Little Stuff…


…or this kneeling pad by Debbie Shore:


And for the home, use fresh green and floral fabrics to make this colour block pillow, with a twist by So Sew Easy…


…or check out this wonderful tutorial by The Sewing Directory for an applique cushion cover; its just beautiful:


Oh, and try out my embroidered heart charm pattern available on the blog now:

White felt heart charm with orange petals and navy blue embroidery

If you love to sew, why not join my Creative Sewing Challenge?  Its free, and open to all types of sewing.  Sign up below to start receiving creative prompts delivered to your inbox each month (this post was inspired by the prompt ‘how does your garden grow’).  Plus you get free tutorials and new sewing ideas along the way.

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