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50+ easy sewing projects for beginners

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Looking for some easy sewing projects for beginners? Here’s a list of 50+ fun and quick items you can easily make even if you are a sewing novice. It’s time to take that sewing machine out of the box and put it to good use!

The best way to start learning to sew is to develop your skills gradually over time until you are ready and confident enough to tackle more complex sewing projects.

Easy sewing projects for beginners

What is the easiest thing to sew for beginners? How do I get started sewing?

These are the most common beginner sewing questions.

Most probably, the best approach for a beginner would be to start with simple and quick projects.

First, learn how to make a simple skirt, a cute baby headband, envelope pillow covers, scrunchies, a tote bag or an apron. All these are easy projects that you can make in under an hour as a beginner.

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How to pick your first sewing project?

It’s a good idea to start with something you like and feel is worth doing. This way, you’ll stay motivated. Besides, once you finish you’ll certainly feel more confident in your sewing skills.

And remember this, regardless of which project you are going to try out first. While your goal is to get your final product to look neat and professional, don’t forget to enjoy the process. Just take your time and move slowly through the steps.

You’ll find here more than 50 easy sewing projects for beginners, that come with richly illustrated and easy to follow tutorials.

Check them out and choose your favorite!


50 easy sewing projects, perfect for beginners


1. Reusable makeup wipes from A Beautiful Mess

easy sewing projects

2. Reusable produce bags from I Can Sew This

reusable produce bags sewing tutorial

3. Easy pincushion with baby pompoms from Sew Can She

4. Drawstring dice bag (free pattern) from I Can Sew This

Drawstring dice bag (free pattern)

5. Butterfly hair bows from Make it Love it

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6. Scrunchies from I Can Sew This

DIY colorful satin scrunchies

7. DIY bowtie for kids from Make it Love it

8. Free knotted baby hat pattern from I Can Sew This

Free knotted baby hat pattern

9. Knot bow headband from Coral and Co

10. Simple zipper pouch, a foolproof method from I Can Sew This

how to make a simple zipper pouch tutorial

11. Fabric bows from Craftaholics Anonymous

easy sewing projects

12. Small DIY drawstring bag from I Can Sew This

Small DIY drawstring bag tutorial

13. Reversible coffee cup sleeve from Crafty Staci

14. Mini pouch pattern from Apple Green Cottage

15. Free oven mitts pattern from I Can Sew This

oven mitts free sewing pattern

16. 10-minute pencil roll from My Poppet Makes

17. Pillow cover from I Can Sew This

Pillow cover

18. Simple drawstring bag from Purl Soho

19. Easy messenger bag from Diary of a Quilter

20. Reversible fabric coasters from I Can Sew This

DIY fabric coasters, cup of coffee

I hope you do enjoy this easy sewing projects round-up! More ideas to come!

21. Simple tote bag from Crazy Little Projects

easy sewing projects

22. Toothbrush holder from I Can Sew This

easy sewing projects - DIY travel toothbrush holder

23. Frayed edges linen dress tutorial (probably the easiest dress you’ll ever sew) from I Can Sew This

Frayed edges linen dress tutorial

24. Table runner from A Beautiful Mess

25. Bowl cover from Smashed Peas and Carrots

26. Reusable rice hand warmers from I Can Sew This

Reusable rice hand warmers DIY

27. Cloth napkins from I Can Sew This

cloth napkins tutorial

28. Fabric tray from See Kate Sew

29. Fabric basket from Threading My Way

30. Bookmark and pencil holder from Sew Can She

31. DIY envelope pillowcase with ties (no serger needed) from I Can Sew This

sewing tutorial - envelope pillowcase with ties

32. Reading pillow from Polka Dot Chair

33. DIY tablet case from Sew Can She

34. Fabric bunting from Viva Veltoro

35. Minky baby blanket from Suzy Quilts

36. Infinity scarf from I Can Sew This

Infinity scarf tutorial

37. Cross back apron from Felicity Sewing Patterns

38. Easy apron from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

39. Bandana bib from Sweet Red Poppy

40. Knotted pass bib from Delia Creates

41. Free baby bloomers pattern from I Can Sew This

Free baby bloomers pattern

42. Circle skirt from Made Everyday

easy sewing projects

43. Easy tiered skirt from Simple Simon and Co

44. Easy 10-minute skirt from Make it Love it

easy sewing projects

45. Simple cotton skirt from I Can Sew This

Simple cotton skirt

46. No pattern, simple summer skirt with pockets from I Can Sew This

simple summer skirt with pockets - sewing tutorial

47. Peasant dress from Sew Much Ado

easy sewing projects

48. Pajama shorts from Melly Sews

49. Kimono cardigan from Simple Simon and Co

50. Easy Barbie dress tutorial (+free pattern) from I Can Sew This

easy Barbie dress tutorial and free pattern

51. Ruffled scrunchies from I Can Sew This

52. Simple headband from I Can Sew This

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