Thanksgiving Sewing Projects You Can Make Right Now

8 Great Last Minute FREE Thanksgiving Sewing Projects You Can Make Right NOW by BWD FabricsThe Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away. If you’re looking for some great ideas on how to spruce up your table top and home for the holiday when there’s not much time between now and the holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Each of the projects in this round up is easy to make, requires few supplies, and will be a great addition to either your table or the table of the friend or family member hosting your Thanksgiving meal.

Kitchen Projects

What better way to prepare for Thanksgiving than to make some gifts for the kitchen? If your talents lie more in the way of sewing up goodies than in baking up goodies, a kitchen project can be a great hostess gift for that Thanksgiving meal you were invited to (in fact, how fun would it be to present your hostess with a handmade something and a bottle of wine?) Here are some of the best (and fastest) FREE Thanksgiving sewing projects that are out there.

Oven Hand Mitt Tutorial from The Idea Room

This easy tutorial will take you from small bits of fabric to a great handmade gift in no time at all. Everyone can use an oven mitt, and while you’re whipping up one for your friend or loved one, you might as well make one for yourself!

Oven Hand Mitt Tutorial - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

Casserole Carrier Tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans

When you’re attending a potluck or a dinner where everyone has agreed to bring their specialty dishes, having a casserole carrier on hand can be beneficial. It also makes a great hostess gift for someone who loves to cook and take food on the go.

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Casserole Carrier Tutorial - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

5 Minute No-Slip Dish Towel from Polish the Stars

When you’re reaching for a dish towel, it’s really annoying when that dish towel slips and falls to the ground before you can use it. This solution takes a dish towel, a pot holder, and a button and creates something that will stay put when you want to use it.

5 Minute No Slip Dish Towel - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

Thanksgiving Hand Towels from Crazy Little Projects

If you’re looking for a fun no-sew project that makes a very cute gift or addition to your Thanksgiving kitchen, this Thanksgiving hand towel can fit that bill. It uses scraps of fabric and heat and bond to create a cute dish towel.

Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Towel - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

Dining Room Projects

These projects make a great (and quick) sew to add splash to your Thanksgiving tablescape. Pick fabrics that will compliment your china while providing a fun custom look to your holiday table. You may even consider creating one set of linens for your formal table, and if you have a children’s table, pick some fun kid-friendly fabrics to give the table a festive and fun vibe.

Rustic Thanksgiving Table from Peekaboo Pages

Amy pulls together different elements – easy to make napkins, reversable placemats, stuffed pumpkins, and a rustic table runner – to create a really charming table setting for Thanksgiving. Links to the tutorials to make the various elements are in the post.

Rustic Thanksgiving Table Setup - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder from Gingercake

This fun fabric addition to a table is a great way to display those great homemade bread rolls you made to accompany your Thanksgiving meal. It’s also a great way to dress up the rolls you brought with you to that dinner you were invited to.

Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

The Thanksgiving Elegance Collection from Sew4Home

This gorgeous collection of dining linens looks great on a formal dining table for the holidays. Be sure to check out the napkins and other elements of the table setting available on the Sew4Home website.

Formal Dining Table Settings - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

Pumpkin Coasters from A. Brandie Creation

When you’re looking for something simple but fun, these pumpkin coasters fit the bill. They’re also a GREAT way to use up scraps while encouraging guests to help protect your furniture from water rings.

Pumpkin Drink Coasters - 8 Great Last Minute Thanksgiving Projects You Can Make Right NOW

No matter what kind of quick and easy Thanksgiving project you put together, it’s important to have fun doing it. What are your favorite quick Thanksgiving sewing projects? Post your thoughts in our comments section.


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I have been working as a full-time freelance writer and editor since 2008 when I decided that while I rather enjoyed philosophy, the Ph.D. program I was in was not a good fit for my life goals. Since then, I have published many papers and articles, started two blogs, worked as a senior editor for a magazine, served on the board of a start-up non-profit organization, and walked across fire.

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