Are you new to sewing or just looking for some simple sewing projects? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite free and easy beginner sewing projects! These projects are great to make and give as gifts, or even just for yourself. You’ll learn different tips and techniques with each project to help you become a better sewer. Learn how to sew with different fabrics, incorporate a zipper, and maybe even re-purpose some materials you may have laying around the house.
How to Make Orange Slice Felt Coasters
Felt is an easy fabric to sew with and cheap to purchase. This is one of the best beginner sewing projects because all you need is felt, a sewing machine, and something to trace a template with. These coasters are also versatile, as you can turn them into lemons, limes, and grapefruits with different colors. You could even sew small seeds into them and make a watermelon!
How to Sew a Makeup Bag
This project is made out of laminated cotton, which makes it easily washable and a great choice for keeping your makeup brushes clean. Laminated cottons come in tons of fun designs, so you can be sure to customize your bag many different ways. You won’t need a ton of fabric to make this project and it will come together quickly.
How to Make a Terry Cloth Bath Mat
Our bath mat design is very geometric, but you could use a simpler design if desired. This simple sewing project requires three fabrics: gripper (preferably by the yard), terry cloth for the outer fabric and an interlining microfiber soaker fabric. Watch how quickly this project comes together to make a cute new addition to your bathroom.
How to Sew a Headband
The best part about this easy sewing project is that you can make one quickly with a fat quarter. Buying the fabric pre-measured like this is super convenient, and makes the creation even easier, you don’t even need elastic! But be warned, once you make one, you won’t want to stop.
Whether you need to make a tutu for Halloween, or just dress up, this fun DIY accessory is easy to pull together. It’s actually even a “no sew” project! All you need is some ribbon, some tulle, and a measuring tape.
Stitch a Quick and Easy Coin Purse Using Fabric Scraps
This is a great project to learn how to sew your first zipper on. It’s also a great opportunity to use up any fabric scraps you might have lying around, as you can create one in any shape or size. You can make several of these easy sewing projects in one afternoon.
Sew a Quick and Easy T-Shirt Pillow
T-Shirts are one of those items you just collect in large quantities over time. Instead of throwing them out, why not up-cycle them into something new? Stitch and stuff this quick project in just a few simple steps.
Learn How to Sew Lined Curtains
Making your own curtains may sound intimidating, but you could accomplish this simple sewing project in one afternoon or evening. The grommets are also very easy to install as you just clip them in! In no time, you’ll have custom and trendy drapery ready to hang.
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