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5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

Knitting Projects, 5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

As we are spending more time in our houses due to social distancing measures and the coronavirus pandemic, you can spend some of your time at home taking part in some DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects. 

You can also do these DIY sewing and knitting projects when you need a break from work-related or school-related tasks or simply if you need something to do that doesn’t involve electronics (binge-watching Netflix, watching TV, surfing the Internet, going on their cellphones, playing video games, etc.).

Many health benefits come from taking part in these DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects. As reported by the blog Mindfood, five health benefits that come from sewing are stress relief, improved hand-eye coordination, brain growth, happiness, and fighting dementia. On the other hand, research conducted by Knit For Peace, a nonprofit organization from The United Kingdom, revealed that 70 percent of knitters claimed that they felt as if knitting made them much happier and healthier has been linked to reducing anxiety and depression, according to HuffPost.

Now, with all of that being said, here 10 DIY sewing and knitting projects (5 for sewing and 5 for knitting) that you will adore! 

1. Sewing – Face Masks:

Besides falling under the category of stress-relieving DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects, sewing face masks are also a good way to give back to the community in the wake of the coronavirus. Governments around the world are requiring people to wear masks whenever they go outside and many healthcare workers at the hospitals don’t have enough face masks for everyone to use as they treat patients.

To make these face masks, all you need according to The CDC are two 10”x 6” rectangles of cotton fabric, two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties), needles, thread, scissors, and a sewing machine. The tutorial video below provides a visual how-to for those you who are beginners at sewing. Click on this link here to see how and where you can donate face masks to medical professionals and those in need.

2. Knitting – Knit Coffee and Tea Cozies:

One of the easiest and most original DIY knitting projects that you will absolutely adore are these DIY coffee and tea cozies! These DIY knit coffee and tea cozies are like the coffee cup sleeves made from thick paper that makes it easier to hold hot drinks you get at Starbucks or Coffee Bean. 

For the directions on how to do this DIY Knitting Project, click here.

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

3. Sewing – Lavender Eye Mask:

This DIY lavender eye mask is the ultimate stress relief needed to help you get a good quality of sleep. These eye masks can either be heated up in the microwave or cooled in the freezer to soothe any stress or headache you may have. 

For the directions on how to do this DIY Sewing Project, click here

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

4. Knitting – Finger Knitting Bunnies:

If you are a fan of DIY finger knitting projects, you will absolutely want to do the project idea that listed for #4: Finger Knitting Bunnies! I mean, how adorable and cute do these little bunnies (see the photo below) look? 

On the surface, this project appears hard like most DIY knitting project but there’s no need to panic. The only tricky bit when putting together these finger knitting bunnies together is the facial features. 

If you are quarantining at home with younger siblings and children under the age of eight, making this DIY project for them will be such a sweet thing to do! They will appreciate these adorable, little bunnies and will now have something new to play with while copped up at home all day. 

For the directions on how to do this DIY Knitting Project, click here

 

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

5. Sewing – Felt Wine Bag:

Having meals outside in your backyard with your family will much easier now thanks to this sturdy DIY felt wine bag. This DIY sewing project also makes a perfect gift to give your dad for his Father’s Day present! 

For the directions on how to do this DIY sewing project, click here.

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

6. Knitting – Easy Fingerless Mitts:

Another easy DIY knitting projects that you will adore are these fingerless mitts. Compared to regular gloves, I prefer wearing fingerless mitts because they enable me to keep my hand warm while at the same time, allowing me to move my fingers around freely when I need to grab something.

These fingerless mitts are one of many DIY knitting projects that you can do that make the perfect birthday or Christmas gifts! They will keep the wearer’s hands warm and toasty when winter comes in December!

For the directions on how to do this DIY Knitting Project, click here

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

7. Sewing – Stitched Face Pillows:

I mean, aren’t these DIY stitched face pillows (see the photo below) just adorable? The best part of these pillows is that they don’t require the use of a sewing machine! This a perfect project for those with only a small arts and crafts supply.

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All you have to do is grab some fabric paint and thick yarn to add hair and facial expressions to a set of plain pillow covers. For the full directions on how to do this DIY Sewing Project, click here

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

8. Knitting – Knitted Scarfs:

In general, scarfs are one of several go-to DIY knitting projects as they are relatively easy to make and can be crafted in a variety of different colors and patterns. Additionally, knitted scarfs make the perfect personalized and handmade gift that everyone will adore. They will also keep one’s neck warm during the cold winter months. 

As Martha Stewart notes on her website: “Thick needles and heavy yarn will produce a chunky scarf, while thinner needles and yarn will produce a tighter-knit scarf.”

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

9. Sewing – Oilcloth Table Runner:

Elevate your dining room table with these DIY oilcloth table runners. This is one of those DIY sewing and knitting projects that beginners can easily complete and it will look like it took more work than it actually did. 

For the directions on how to do this DIY Sewing Project, click here.

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

10. Knitting – Knit Lemon Stress Balls:

Times are stressful right now due to the coronavirus pandemic and the unknown of when things will go back to normal. If you and your family are currently stressing out, try DIYing one of these knit lemon stress balls! These stress balls are perfect for relieving any built-up stress.

This is one of the most useful DIY knitting projects to do as not only do you get to knit your worries away but you can also use it whenever you are feeling overwhelmed. With these lemon stress balls, you are only a couple of squeezes away from pushing all of your stress and problems away! 

For the directions on how to do this DIY Knitting Project, click here.

5 DIY Sewing and Knitting Projects That You Will Adore

Which of these DIY sewing and knitting projects do you want to make first? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below! 

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