6+ Stunning No-Sew DIYs Pretty Much Anyone Can Do

Diply 20 Jul 2018

Sewing might not be the hardest skill to learn, but it's definitely a difficult one to master. I learned how to sew several years ago, but I have never been able to get really good at it. I'm sure I could get better after more practice, but there are so many crafts to do and so little time.

But that's why no-sew projects are so great! You don't need to know how to sew in order to make some pretty rad things.

1. Bow ties are absolutely adorable for anyone, human or pet alike. 

Chic Sprinkles | Chic Sprinkles

Obviously, bow ties are a bit difficult to tie, so sometimes you've got to get crafty with a no-sew option instead. This one even comes with a removable strap so you can make a bunch and easily switch them out!

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While Chic Sprinkles made this bow tie for her adorable little pup, you could totally use the pattern and make one for your favorite human, too.

Chic Sprinkles | Chic Sprinkles

I just can't get over how adorable this little guy looks in his new bow tie!

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2. When I first saw that you could reupholster furniture without sewing, I thought that was kind of crazy.

Hometalk | Mark Montano

But, you can totally use other things like fabric glue and nails to keep everything where it's supposed to be.

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And you could end up with a totally rad boho chair like this one by Mark Montano!

Hometalk | Mark Montano

I really love the bright colors in the fabric. This goes to show that anyone can give new life to their old furniture if they want to!

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3. I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

By Wilma | By Wilma

Sometimes the best things to DIY with are already at your house! This project uses a cheap dollar store place mat and an old belt!

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The result is a really adorable clutch that involves no sewing whatsoever! 

By Wilma | By Wilma

And it definitely fits the trends in style these days. I'd definitely rock this look from By Wilma!

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4. This upcycle DIY has been on my list of projects for way too long.

Candi Mandi | Candi Mandi

The idea of making a slight change by cutting the edges off a pair of shorts is definitely genius!

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You just use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the fabric, and a little glue to make sure the edges don't fray.

Candi Mandi | Candi Mandi

Candi Mandi looks amazing in these shorts!

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5. I've stumbled across quite a few projects these days that involve recycling old denim.

Hometalk | Claire at Pillarboxblue

And not in the obvious ways of cutoff shorts and skirts. Some people are getting much more creative!

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I am in love with this denim advent calendar from Claire at Pillar Box Blue.

Hometalk | Claire at Pillarboxblue

I think advent calendars should be used all year 'round, because who doesn't want to open a cute gift every day for a month?!

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6. I write a lot about plants and pom-poms, but I think I also write a lot about DIY baskets.

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M

I think I might have a bit of an organization problem, because I can never get enough of storage baskets!

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And this one just uses a glue gun to make.

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M

It totally looks like it was store-bought, too! I am definitely impressed with Rob and Courtney from the Hometalk team.

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7. I know I showed you a reupholstered chair before, but this one uses nails instead of glue!

Hometalk | Noting Grace

They are such drastic changes, I just had to share them both.

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These are really inspiring me to give reupholstering a go.

Hometalk | Noting Grace

I don't have any furniture that needs it right now, but maybe I need to hit up the thrift store this weekend. Thanks to Noting Grace for sharing.

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8. I love it when a project is not only no-sew, but all you need is a pair of scissors to make it happen.

Plan B - Anna Evers | Plan B - Anna Evers

There are so many things you can do with clothes you don't love in your closet and a pair of scissors.

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A few snips here, a few snips there, and you've got a brand new shirt!

Plan B - Anna Evers | Plan B - Anna Evers

The cutouts really add something unique to this button-down shirt. Anna totally nailed this project!

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9. If you're not going to use a sewing machine, hem tape might be one of your best friends when it comes to clothing DIYs.

Instructables | EasilyDunn

You can use it instead of sewing for nice, smooth edges.

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EasilyDunn used hem tape to create this cute cardigan from an old shirt.

Instructables | EasilyDunn

With a pair of scissors they cut down the middle, then used hem tape to clean up the edges.

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10. There are so many no-sew projects you can make with t-shirts because of their jersey-like material.

Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth | Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth

It doesn't fray, which means you don't need to worry about little pieces of string everywhere.

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Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth used a t-shirt to create this funky multi-strand infinity scarf.

Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth | Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth

I remember when infinity scarves first became popular, they were everywhere! I think it's time to bring that style back.

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11. Another amazing invention for no-sew projects is fabric glue.

Oh The Lovely Things | Oh The Lovely Things

It's a super simple way to make it seem like you're sewing, when really you're just using glue. Sounds like a plan to me!

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Oh The Lovely Things used fabric glue to create this adorable pocket for her t-shirt.

Oh The Lovely Things | Oh The Lovely Things

This would probably only take 10 minutes, but it certainly adds something special to the shirt!

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12. Have you ever made cutouts in an old t-shirt?

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

I love cutout t-shirts, especially for hot summer days and working out at the gym. But Mr. Kate took her cutout to the next level!

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After cutting out a crescent moon, she added a lace insert.

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

I love the way that this project mixes textiles and patterns in a totally unexpected way! This is definitely a no-sew project I'm going to try.

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