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20+ of the best flannel projects to sew

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best flannel projects to sew

When I first started learning to sew, I bought fabric that I liked, without any plan or knowledge of how to use it. I ended up with a ton of flannel because it was so soft and so cheap! Once I actually learned how to sew, I realized I didn’t know what to do with all of it so it just kept sitting in my storage bins. Now that I’m wiser, I’ve made big plans to use up my flannel stash and now I have a big list of flannel projects to sew!

There are more options than scarves or lumberjack shirts (though those made the list too), so scroll down and check out all the different flannel friendly patterns I found. The second section is separated out for how to use up flannel fabric scraps, too! Let me know if you know of any other options I should add on.

Looking for more cozy, winter craft projects?

If you’re wondering where to buy flannel without upcycling, here are some tried & true options!

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Cuddle up and get cozy with a fun flannel sewing project! Over 20 flannel sewing patterns for kids and adults, including ideas for how to use up flannel fabric scraps. #sewing #flannel #winter

Flannel projects to sew

woodland animal flannel fabric

Free flannel floor cushion tutorial here at Swoodson Says, these get so much use in my house and they’re perfect for cuddling up on winter movie nights!

free flannel pajama pant sewing pattern

Free adult’s flannel pajama pant sewing pattern from Patterns for Pirates; these are a classic gift and fun way to make matching family pajamas.

Free flannel tote bag sewing tutorial at Orange Bettie, this looks store bought and so good!

boys flannel shirt sewing pattern

Sweet kid’s lumberjack shirt sewing pattern from Patterns for Pirates, my kids would love these.

diy flannel scarf instructions

Free easiest flannel infinity scarf tutorial here at Swoodson Says, I sewed one from upcycled flannel shirts too so click through to see that version.

Free sweet satin edged flannel baby blanket tutorial at Coral and Co, perfect baby shower gift.

flannel pillow case sewing tutorial

Free flannel bed pillow sewing tutorial from Mary Martha Mama, this would be easy to adapt to couch pillows too.

flannel edged baby blanket free pattern

Free flannel edged baby blanket tutorial at Sew 4 Home, I want an adult sized one too!

fringed flannel throw tutorial

Free fringed flannel throw blanket tutorial at It’s Always Autumn, this looks quick and easy to make.

The cutest penguin rice-filled softie from Stubbornly Crafty, perfect for cold beds and bumped knees.

flannel and fur blanket sewing tutorial

Free flannel & fur throw blanket tutorial at Sweet Red Poppy, another great gift idea.

free flannel nightgown sewing pattern

Free flannel nightgown sewing pattern at Fleece Fun, my daughter would flip over this.

no sew blanket scarf tutorial

Free flannel blanket scarf no sew tutorial at Sweet Red Poppy, another quick easy gift idea.

kids pajama pants pattern

Free kid’s flannel pajama pants sewing pattern from Peekaboo Patterns (Coupon Code is on the First Post in the Facebook Group and/or in the New Newsletter Subscriber Email!)

flannel womens shirt sewing pattern

Pretty flannel women’s button-up shirt sewing pattern from Peekaboo Patterns, perfect with jeans and boots.

flannel kids coat sewing pattern

Adorable flannel coat kid’s sewing pattern from Twig + Tale Patterns, this is so pretty!

flannel girls dress sewing pattern

Sweet flannel dress and tunic sewing pattern from Peekaboo Patterns

flannel kids pajama sewing pattern

Classic pajama pants sewing pattern from Peekaboo Patterns

what to make with flannel scrap

flannel hand warmers tutorial

Free flannel handwarmer sewing tutorial at Sadie Seasongoods, great stocking stuffer idea.

flannel rag quilt sewing tutorial

Free flannel rag quilt tutorial at Fleece Fun, this looks so warm.

flannel burp cloths or rags

Free burp cloth sewing tutorial at Our Home Made Easy, these come in handy even with big kids making messes.

flannel baby bib free pattern

Free flannel baby bib sewing pattern at Crazy Little Projects, that fringe edge would wash up curly and cute!

soup bowl cozy tutorial

Free soup bowl cozy sewing tutorial at Sew 4 Home, great for 100% flannel.

upcyced flannel quilt

This flannel quilt tutorial is written with upcycled shirts but it would work well with scraps too; tutorial here on Swoodson Says.

Flannel quilt tutorial at Simple Simon and Company, I love the yarn ties.

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Friday 13th of January 2023

Great ideas! Thank you. I have a flannel stash I’ve been ignoring for years, you’ve inspired me to start using it.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Saturday 14th of January 2023

that's the best comment to hear Beth, thank you so much for leaving it! love to hear it!


Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

You not only provide your best, but the best round-ups of so many sewing ideas!!! Thanks.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Rebecca, you're so kind! I love making these so it's extra fun when people love reading them :)


Sunday 29th of December 2019

I have a Weekly Dose segment on my blog, and this will be featured this week's Winter themed sewing find (one photo with link). It will go live tomorrow (Monday) at 12pm EST.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Thanks for featuring me Alexandra!

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