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Back-to-School & Back-to-You: 25 Sewing Tutorials Just for You

Now that you’re sending the kids off to school you have all the time in the world again for yourself (Ha!). How quickly days get filled with errands, work, and general responsibilities. But seriously, put aside an hour to treat yourself to some quiet crafting time once a week. Dust off the ol’ sewing machine and sew yourself something pretty like this striped tote or a new dress. Even a small project like a makeup bag or coin purse will make you feel like a productive person and will pay off quick in the form of a new accessory.

After all, you’ve been taking care of them this summer, now it’s time to take care of you with these Back-to-School & Back-to-You: 25 Sewing Tutorials Just for You…


  • Leather Strap Tote 1 of 25
    Leather Strap Tote
    Brush up on your sewing skills by treating yourself to a stylish tote.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Peplum Skirt 2 of 25
    Peplum Skirt
    Add a new fall skirt to your collection with this stylish peplum skirt.
    Get the tutorial at Welcome to the Good Life.
  • Cutest Clutch 3 of 25
    Cutest Clutch
    Leave that big bag at home and exchange it for a cute clutch.
    Find out more at Purl Bee.
  • Kate Middleton’s Zara Dress 4 of 25
    Kate Middleton's Zara Dress
    Get fashion icon, Kate Middleton's, cute style without having to spend your kid's college fund.
    Find out more at Beau Frog.
  • Short & Sweet Wrap Dress 5 of 25
    Short & Sweet Wrap Dress
    Show off those legs in this cute wrap dress and add a pair of colorful tights when it starts to get cold.
    Get the tutorial at Schwurlie.
  • Needle Point Clutch 6 of 25
    Needle Point Clutch
    Jump into fall with a handmade clutch that screams heirloom.
    Get the tutorial at Purl Bee.
  • First Fall Hoodie 7 of 25
    First Fall Hoodie
    Keep warm for those cool nights coming our way with this cute hoodie.
    Get the tutorial at Small Things.
  • Modern Prairie Dress 8 of 25
    Modern Prairie Dress
    This modern prairie dress is an all time favorite and looks great with a pair of boots.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Conquering the Dolman Sleeve 9 of 25
    Conquering the Dolman Sleeve
    Sew a few dolman sleeve tops for your wardrobe this season.
    Find out more at Merrick's Art.
  • Single Strap Tote 10 of 25
    Single Strap Tote
    Without a doubt, people will be asking how to get their hands on one of these.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.
  • Bit of Paris With a Bow 11 of 25
    Bit of Paris With a Bow
    This French inspired top is so cute, especially with that big bow.
    Find out more at Amelie & Atticus.
  • Scallop Waist Skirt 12 of 25
    Scallop Waist Skirt
    Instead of adding scallops to the bottom, try putting them up at the waist for a new look.
    Get the tutorial at Grosgrain Fabulous.
  • Swivel and Swirl Dress 13 of 25
    Swivel and Swirl Dress
    Prance around in this adorable swivel and swirl dress through the fall leaves.
    Find out more at One Avian Daemon.
  • A Must-Have 14 of 25
    A Must-Have
    These high-low skirts can be found in almost every store, but when you see how easy it is to make you'll never have to buy one.
    Get the tutorial at Fabric Store.
  • Pretty Makeup Bag 15 of 25
    Pretty Makeup Bag
    If there are a zillion other things you need to get done, sit down for just a bit to make this pretty makeup bag.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Infinity Scarf 16 of 25
    Infinity Scarf
    Pick out a cute fabric and make a cute infinity scarf to complement your outfits.
    Get the tutorial at The Cottage Home.
  • Flowing in the Wind 17 of 25
    Flowing in the Wind
    This light and breezy top would look so cute with a pair of jeans and heels.
    Get the tutorial at Grosgrain Fabulous.
  • Card Pouch 18 of 25
    Card Pouch
    If you prefer starting with smaller projects, take a look at this card pouch.
    Get the tutorial at Craft Passion.
  • Mod Scallop Dress 19 of 25
    Mod Scallop Dress
    Pair this scallop dress with a cute cardigan and a pair of knee highs for when it gets cold.
    Get the tutorial at iCandy Handmade.
  • Slouch Tote 20 of 25
    Slouch Tote
    Exchange your summer tote for this lovely fall suede slouch tote.
    Get the tutorial at Weekend Designer.
  • Cutest Apron 21 of 25
    Cutest Apron
    Feel extra pretty when you're cooking with this adorable apron.
    Get the tutorial at Sewing in No Mans Land.
  • Yoga Pants 22 of 25
    Yoga Pants
    Workout or lounge around in a comfy pair of yoga pants.
    Get the tutorial at Sweet Verbena.
  • Cozy Pajama Pants 23 of 25
    Cozy Pajama Pants
    Along with the yoga pants, throw in a pair of even more comfy pajama pants.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Every Occasion Dress 24 of 25
    Every Occasion Dress
    The great thing about this dress is that it can be dressed up or down.
    Get the tutorial at Simple Simon and Co..
  • The So Cute Clutch 25 of 25
    The So Cute Clutch
    This so cute clutch can be used every day or just for date nights.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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