Sometimes you want an alternative to sewing inside! These on-the-go projects easily fit in a bag and can be started (and finished) while on a road trip, during a vacation, or even while relaxing outdoors.
Embroidery Hoop Art
Itching to get stitching? Embroider fresh designs and admire your handmade works in a hangable hoop.
Sewing Projects Using Wool
Felted wool is easy to handle, doesn't fray, and is quite forgiving. Browse our collection of free sewing patterns that use felted wool, then start stitching!
English Paper Piecing Projects
Whether you just want to try a small project using this technique or go all in with a larger quilt, these patterns are fun to try!
English paper piecing (or EPP) involves stabilizing fabric around a paper shape before sewing the pieces together to create intricate designs. Because it's done by hand, it makes the perfect on-the-go project.
Hand Piecing Projects
Sewing Projects with Embroidery
Embroidery, either by hand or by machine, is sure to add distinctive flair to your sewing projects.
Learn Basic Embroidery Stitches
Get how-to instructions and see illustrated diagrams for basic hand-embroidery stitches.
Flower Hand-Appliqué Quilts
Grow some beautiful blooms (and grow in skill, too) with these quilts showcasing hand-appliquéd flowers.
Finish a project by hand for a portable way to make progress on your quilt.
Binding Your Quilt
After sewing your binding to the front of your quilt by machine, turn it under, and hand-stitch your binding to the back of your quilt.
Yo-Yo Quilt Projects
Yo-yos are perfect on-the-go sewing projects. Use them to embellish quilts, sewing rolls, wall art, and holiday centerpieces.
Learn to Make Fabric Yo-Yos
Learn to make fabric yo-yos--you can make an entire quilt of yo-yos or add just a few to your project for a touch of texture.