Scandinavian Spring

Welcome Spring Series: Simple Spring Sewing Projects

Happy Spring! After the long winter most folks (in the US anyway) endured this year…  I’m willing to guess many of you are REALLY happy spring has begun to sprout! I love this time of year in Seattle – it’s the little things…  tulips, green grass (and dandelions) popping up, birds are beginning to build nests and neighbors are coming out of hibernation – starting to get their yards cleaned up - all signs of new beginnings. Welcoming a new season is always a cause for celebration for Scandinavians (any excuse to party), so I thought it would be fun to do a bit of spring celebrating here on the blog. Starting today – and for the next few weeks I'll post a spattering of simple ways to welcome spring - with a bit of urban Scandinavian flare to boot! 

What better way to spruce up your space and welcome in spring than with a few simple sewing (and even no-sew) projects! Sewing something new for the season doesn’t have to be complicated - just like a lot of other little things in our lives!

So…  keep things simple, including your sewing and enjoy spring!

Springy Quilted Coasters

Photo via  Very Shannon

Photo via Very Shannon

Quilted coasters are fabulous ANY time of year…  and oh so practical. Here’s a great tutorial for you – makes a happy hostess gift for any spring occasion - or no occasion at all other than it’s fun to have some new springy coasters for the coffee table!

Reversed Cloth Napkins

Photo via  Kojo Designs

Photo via Kojo Designs

Why not whip up some new springtime cloth napkins to go with those new quilted coasters you just made? I love the idea of taking quilting weight cotton and doubling it up to make the napkins feel that much more “substantial”. Such a simple, fun and dare I say, even sophisticated sewing project.

Hop to it! No-Sew Rabbit Rug 

Ok...  it’s almost Easter - what a great excuse to make a faux fur rabbit rug? This is a super easy and FUN no-sew DIY pattern from Ines Melo.

Easy Spring Table Runner

Photo via  Aesthetic Nest

Photo via Aesthetic Nest

It would be pretty easy to whip enough of these table runners out to have a different one for every day of the week! Love (as always) the simplicity of this project - and the great picnic table images...  just makes me want to get outside and celebrate spring with friends and family. That’s what a great table setting (and a great tutorial from the Aesthetic Nest) can do for ya! 

Single Fabric Envelope Pillow Covers

Photo via  Delia Creates

Photo via Delia Creates

Nothing signals a change of season for me quite like changing the throw pillows on the couch or bed. This simple envelope pillow cover from Delia Creates is made from a single piece of fabric and can be sewn together in a jiffy. It’s a great small project that has BIG impact. 

If you are interested in more inspiration for simple sewing projects to welcome spring, visit my Celebrate Spring Pinterest board and follow along.  

What are your go-to projects to welcome Spring? I'd love to hear them.