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Simple no sew tutorials to update your closet and inspire some new fashion and creativity.


Often, it seems like we don’t need to buy new things to reinvent our closets. Often, we have everything we need already… it just may need a little update.

In today’s article, I’m excited to share with you 15 quick and easy ways to update your closet without sewing. These fast and simple ideas will hopefully inspire you to take on your entire coset- or just a few pieces that need a little help and inspiration.

Below you will find 15 projects complete with video tutorials, free printable templates, and step by step instructions to makeover everything from your shoes to jackets from scratch… All without sewing.

Simple No Sew Sweater Refashion

This no-sew sweater design is quick and easy, to the point, and nearly impossible to mess up. I promise! This project even includes free printable stencils and even the links to the exact DIY tools I’ll be using to make this project as simple as possible. See the tutorial here.

DIY This feather stenciled sweater refashion

How To Make A No Sew Face Mask

This quick and easy tutorial will walk you through how to make a face mask. Learn how to make a lined face mask without sewing. This homemade mask tutorial is a no sew alternative to other online projects that come in kids and adults sizes.

How to make a face mask

Easy DIY Wide Brim Hats

In this tutorial, we’ll use these no sew techniques on different hat shapes and hat materials to show you how versatile this project can really be. Don’t be afraid to experiment and think outside the box! After all, isn’t that what makes DIY so much fun to begin with? See the full tutorial here.

How to make a fun DIY summer hat for women . Easy no sew project!!

Weave Your T Shirts Into Something New

This t-shirt refashion looks complicated but is surprisingly easy to do. I even included a handy little DIY video for you to follow along! When you are done, you’ll be ready to weave details in your leggings, hoodies, and more. It’s all the same technique so don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit and get creative! Learn how here.

Easy DIY Boho Shoes

Making your own DIY shoes doesn’t have to be an intimidating process left only for shoe cobblers and professionals. With a few little tweaks and some small tricks, you can transform your old shoes into something you are really excited to slip on in the morning with this quick and easy shoe makeover. See the full tutorial here.

diy shoes with no sew embellishments

Free No Sew DIY Leather Wallet

Finally, get a handle on your coin collection and feel a little more organized with this super adorable, little leather DIY wallet pattern.

These adorable triangular pouches are super-simple to make, totally versatile, and can be completed in ten minutes. Yup…. you read that correctly. You can bust out these no-sew leather wallet pattern in under ten minutes. See the full tutorial here.

Turn Old Leggings Into A No Sew Crop Top

In less than 5 minutes with this tutorial, you could have some new clothes! This step-by-step process will have you upcycling all those leggings you never wear anymore!

Learn to make a DIY crop top that doubles as a great swimsuit cover-up or can be worn with your high-waisted jeans or a maxi skirt for a totally different look. The best part? This project is so easy to make and doesn’t require a sewing machine!

make a cute leggings top from your old leggings with this no sew clothing refashion

No Sew Slipper Socks

As the weather cools, there are few things as cozy as a new pair of warm slipper socks and a good book. This no sew tutorial by Martha Stewart is as simple as it is cute! See the full tutorial here.

no sew slipper socks

The Easiest No Sew Bag Tutorial

Do you have a bag lying around that could really use more personality? With a little creativity and about an hour of time, it’s now my favorite boho bag that will be ready to take on the rest of the year! Learn to make your own tassels from scratch and create custom designs with this no sew bag tutorial. See the full tutorial here.

DIY boho bag Leather Purse

Make A No Sew Jacket

I love this DIY because we’ll be making a pretty little draped jacket that will make you feel like you are wrapped up in a cozy blanket all day. Better yet? It won’t take any sewing at all and can be completed in the time it takes to finish your morning coffee.

This blanket poncho is an awesome layering piece since you can wear whatever you’d like underneath and it will still fit correctly. Add a belt and you’ve instantly got a tailored, flattering, and oh-so-comfortable jacket that took you less than 20 minutes to make. See the full tutorial here.

Make this no sew blanket jacket in under 20 minutes

No Sew Studded Sweater

I love how the extra detail of the hardware makes a big impact in the overall look of this no sew top. Once the studs are put on, your sweater is good to be washed and rewashed without your studs slipping. This is why I like applying them with jewelry pliers instead of fabric glue. See the full tutorial here.

How To Add Studs To A Basic Shirt . A Clothing Refashion Idea

Easy Pom Pom Summer Sandals

There’s something about the bright pops of color that just brightens my day too. For this DIY, we’ll be giving our summer shoes a fun little facelift into some DIY pom pom sandals. See the full tutorial here.

DIY Pom Pom Shoes. Makeover gladiator sandals with this summer refashion

Make A Leather Bowl To Store Jewelry

This no-sew bowl is the perfect addition to your nightstand, dresser, or vanity to keep all your jewelry organized. This leather jewelry tray seriously takes only ten minutes to make from start to finish and makes an expensive-looking hostess or holiday gift. I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy handmade gifts. 😉 See the full video tutorial here.

quick and easy DIY Christmas gifts

Refashion Old Leggings Into A Long Sleeve Top

In this quick and easy tutorial, you’ll learn to refashion a long sleeve top from a pair of basic leggings. I’m so excited about this project because it legitimately takes less than 10 minutes to complete and looks awesome!

I plan on wearing this shirt as an athletic top with high-waisted legging when the weather cools, as a layering top under bulky knits this winter, and under overalls or high-waisted shorts this fall. Granted, the tutorial mentions sewing elastic binding to the neckline, but since legging material doesn’t fray, you can skip that part and still have an awesome looking top within minutes. See the full tutorial here.

How to make a long sleeve crop top from a pair of old leggings. An easy clothing refashion

Simple Leather Hair Tie

Dress up a basic ponytail with this simple tutorial by Cupcakes and Cashmere. Turn a basic elastic into something unique with this 5 minute craft. See the full tutorial here.

no sew leather hair tie

Lisa Mecham