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Time to Kill? Here Are 3 One-Hour Craft Ideas!

Time to Kill? Here Are 3 One-Hour Craft Ideas!

If you have some time to spare, perhaps you’re looking for creative projects to try. Sewing and quilting are awesome stress-relievers, and they’re also useful—you can use the finished products for gifts, or to keep handy around your home. If you’re interested in short, one-hour craft ideas, take a look at the options below. 

Laptop Sleeve 

For busy students or professionals, a laptop sleeve is a necessity. Traveling between classes or to meetings is rough on a laptop that’s unprotected, so use an hour of your free time to create a handmade padded sleeve. This pattern is an excellent option to use as a gift, especially if you know the recipient’s favorite color or print. It’s easily customizable, so you can go bold with bright colors or tone it down a bit with a dark or neutral hue. 

Strawberry-Shaped Pot Holders 

Looking for more one-hour craft ideas? Start by thinking about everyday items that most households could use. Every kitchen should be stocked with the essentials, and hand protection definitely falls under that category. Potholders and hand towels are always nice to have on hand (no pun intended!), but most of the options available from home goods store are bland and impersonal. If you could use a new pair of hot hands in your kitchen or know someone who could, try following this fun pattern for strawberry-themed pot holders. This cute option is beginner-friendly, and only requires a few materials. All you’ll need ½ yard of red fabric, some green felt, quilting batting, and soft fusible interfacing. After completion, you or your loved one can enjoy a beautiful set of handmade potholders to brighten up the cooking process. 

Cross-Body Tote Bag 

Tote bags are versatile, and most individuals can get quite a bit of use from them. Whether you’re going on vacation and need extra luggage or you’d simply rather carry a bag that has plenty of room, a tote bag is a sensible choice. For those who are always on the move and prefer not to mess with a clunky shoulder bag, cross-body styling is the way to go. If you have an hour to spare, try creating this useful cross-body tote bag. If you’re about to travel for the holidays, you’ll be glad that you have a sturdy tote to pack all the necessities in. 

The winter season is the perfect time of year to try new sewing or quilting projects. While in-depth crafts can be rewarding, one-hour craft ideas are often the most practical. Before you get started on any of the patterns listed here, you’ll need to stock up on quality fabrics. We offer a large selection of materials, and we’re happy to answer any questions. 



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