25+ Clothing and Accessory Sewing Projects

Happy Thursday! We have a bunch of clothing and accessory posts in our archives that deserve a second round of love, so … it’s roundup time! Some of these require sewing skills and some only require scissors and glue. 😉  Keep scrolling to find a fun DIY to tackle this weekend.

The first DIY on our list? These adorable oversized hair clips. We’re not trying to play favorites, but these are super easy to make and so darn cute.

Turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt. This is a great project for sewing beginners!

Glue furry pom poms onto a pair of sandals for a cool, ’60s vibe.

This tulle skirt DIY is one of our most popular posts ever. You can save so much money when you make your own skirt like this!

Turn a plain straw clutch into spring or summer bag with a few craft supplies.Cacti and pom poms are two things we’ll never get tired of. If you feel the same, make your own shirt using our iron-on printable.

We can’t argue that Ban.do bags are the cutest, but you can make your own bag using any kind of fabric (even ours, if you want to). 🙂

Baby doll dresses never go out of style, and Katie is the best sewing teacher. Check out her maxi skirt DIY, too!

This clear confetti pouch can hold makeup brushes, travel accessories, and more. And, it’s waterproof—perfect for pool days.

We love this lace up detail, and it can be added to any sweatshirt.

Mmm … donuts. Here’s the tutorial for this pink donut apron. We love this half apron, too!

Add any phrase to a shirt with gold foil and a few other supplies. Here’s a similar version using a shell design and glittery gold foil.

Sometimes it can be so hard to find the perfect swimsuit coverup. DIY to the rescue!

We love scrunchies of all shapes and sizes—so much that we have a tutorial for a bow version and an oversized kind.

Turn any button-up shirt into a tied crop top.

We included a couple kiddo clothes in the mix, like this halter top romper and embroidered rainbow romper. Adorable!After you make your summer clutch, embroider a sun hat.. Extra UV protection is always a good thing!

Emma’s homemade denim dress has its own accessory on it. Look at that weaving!

Add a cool design to a pair of plain flats.

Finally! Maternity jeans that fit the way you want them to.

An incredible macrame handbag that can be made in your own living room. Learn how to make a dress out of any T-shirt.

A headband can add something extra to your outfit, and it makes your hair look fuller. We love this padded one.And last, but definitely not least, one of our favorite “hacks” is to add a built-in bra to a dress or romper. Laura is a creative genius!

We would love to see what you create from this list. Share your DIY’s with us on Instagram and Pinterest, pretty please! xo, The ABM team

  • I LOVE all of these! I love how they each take something so simple and really jazz it up in easy but jaw-dropping ways!


  • Omg these are all so cute. Love, love love!!



  • You read my mind! I was just thinking this morning about a swimsuit I have that doesn’t have any support for the girls. I remembered a post you guys about adding a built-in bra and was going to look it up to see if I could make it work for a swimsuit. And here it is! Thanks.

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