15 Easy Projects for Beginning Sewers


You’ll love these 15 easy sewing projects that are perfect sewing machine projects for beginners!  If you’re just learning how to sew or want an easy pattern that you can quickly whip up, then check out these easy sew projects for the home, simple bags and even clothing!

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on beginner sewing projects with these incredible tutorials.  For even more ways to sew Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 669 Pattern Ideas.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more patterns with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Simple Sewing Patterns

How to Sew a Pillowcase

1.  How to Sew a Pillowcase ~ Here is a fabulously simple sewing project that will make any bed a little more stylish! Grab the fabric that will coordinate with your room and with the help of this tutorial you’ll create some really cute pillow cases! Perfect for even the sewing newbie!

2. Rick Rack Dish Towels ~ These dish towels are so pretty, you will want to do the dishes.  NOT!  But it will at least help, right?  Or add this to a set of other kitchen goods for a bridal shower or wedding gift.

Cloth Napkin Tutorial

3.  Cloth Napkin Tutorial ~ Store bought dinner napkins can be pricey, why not make a set for much less! With this fabulous tutorial you’ll learn how to take a fat quarter and easily make a set of dinner napkins to use at your next dinner party!

10 Minute Dish Towel Apron

4.  10 Minute Dish Towel Apron ~ If you can sew a straight line then you can make this 10 Minute Dish Towel Apron.  All you need is a dish towel, ribbon and other trim.  You can dress it up or down by the amount of trim you add.

Sew Clothing

How to Make a Scarf Shirt

5.  How to Make a Scarf Shirt ~ Make a stylish blouse from two square scarves. It’s so simple anyone with basic sewing skills can make it.

Simple Skirt for Sewing Beginners

6.  Simple Skirt for Sewing Beginners {Beginner} ~ Are you new to the sewing party? This blog features a great sewing 101 series! This post features a great first project where you’ll learn to sew a cute yet simple skirt!

Basic Pillowcase Dress

7.  Basic Pillowcase Dress ~ This tutorial for simple pillowcase dresses will knock your socks off.  Love that pillowcase dresses are easy.  Less time intensive than most dress patterns and more playful, too!

American Apparel Inspired Infinity Scarf {Women's Accessories}

8.  American Apparel Inspired Infinity Scarf {Women’s Accessories} ~ Here is the perfect Spring accessory for those days with a chill in the air! Inspired by American Apparel. Super easy to sew, great for even the beginner sewer. Use the included chart for several different ways to wear the scarf.

Adjustable Bow Tie pattern

9.  Adjustable Bow Tie {tutorial} ~  This adjustable bow tie is adorable and perfect for your little man to wear to church, a fancy dinner or even a wedding! With this easy sewing tutorial you’ll learn how to make one or a few in your son’s style! Great for even the beginner seamstress!

Beginner Sewing

Drawstring Overnight Bag

10.  Drawstring Overnight Bag ~ Here is a easy sewing project, perfect for even a beginner! This drawstring overnight bag is both cute and functional! Learn how to make one for each member of your family with this fabulous tutorial.

Felt Wallets

11.  Felt Wallets ~ Whip up these cute and easy felt wallets for just about any occasion…they are great for kids and beginners too!

Summer Tote Bag

12.  Summer Tote Bag ~ Learn how to make a quick and inexpensive summer tote using three accenting fabrics. Super easy to do by following this great tutorial! Perfect as a run around town tote!

Beginner Sewing Project Ideas

Vintage Fabric Sachets

13.  Vintage Fabric Sachets ~ I think a lavender sachet is always a tasteful party favor.  These would be adorable at a bridal shower or wedding.

Double Sided Fabric Headband Tutorial {Style Accessories}

14.  Double Sided Fabric Headband Tutorial {Style Accessories} ~ Check out this awesome hair accessory that thanks to this lovely tutorial you’ll be able to sew and wear! The pattern is for adults but she includes a link from a followers that resized the pattern for little girls! Makes a perfect gift for a friend or family member as well.

How to Make a Fabric Flower

15.  How to Make a Fabric Flower ~ You’ll be able to whip up a dozen of these before Summer is over! Perfect to help decorate for the whole season! You could even just make one for a cute hair bow! Follow this fabulous tutorial to learn how! Great for even the sewing beginner!

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