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Are you just starting to sew and are looking for some incredibly easy ideas for what to make? Well here is a great list of beginner sewing projects that even someone that is just starting out can sew!
Beginner Sewing Projects – Easy Things To Sew Today!
I love sewing, it is such a great hobby. But everyone has got to start somewhere. And so these easy project ideas are perfect for gaining confidence when you are just starting out on your sewing journey.
When I first started to sew, I looked all over for a list of ideas like this. I wanted to make things that could be sewn with mainly straight lines, that gave a great result but are really simple!
Here is a list of easy beginner sewing projects that will really help you to start to enjoy and get better at your new hobby. Plus along the way you can be making useful and beautiful gifts for friends and family.
And some of these are also perfect ideas for making to sell. It is great to make a bit of extra money from your hobby. Find more ideas of things that you can make to sell here.
What You Need For These Projects
All you really need for these projects are a sewing machine, some fabric, thread, some scissors, pins and a ruler.
Plus most of these projects are made with smaller pieces of fabric, because when you start out, you don’t really want to be using too much expensive cloth in case you mess up.
I would even advise using up old clothes, or scraps of fabric you don’t want. But actually these projects are that simple that it is quite difficult to mess them up!
My biggest tip, and something that helps me a lot when sewing, is my magnetic seam guide magnet. These can be bought from most haberdashers, and they do help me to keep my seam allowances straight. I find them invaluable. (though if you have a computerised machine they may not be suitable – check your machine manual to ensure you can use one safely)
So on with the ideas for easy beginner sewing projects that you can make today!
This is such a lovely make for a beginner, as it is really easy, but you end up with a pretty garment to wear too!
Similarly – if you have a small child, this tutorial to make a pillowcase dress is a brilliant way to make a pretty dress for a child and upcycle an old piece of cloth too!
A little apron is a really useful and lovely thing to make, and they make great gifts. Here is one I made, but see this tutorial for how to make your own!
These coasters are so easy to make as they are mostly straight line sewing. Plus they make great gifts for teachers, Mother’s Day or Christmas. Make them in a larger size and they make fantastic placemats.
See how to make them in this tutorial.
Bunting is fun at any time of the year. But this easy bunting is so simple, it can be made even by the most novice sewist. Find out how to make your own here.
In the cooler months, these heating pads can be used to warm your hands. But they are also useful for having to warm uo to cure aches and body pains. Make them in a larger size as a neck and shoulder warmer.
Not only are these easy to sew, but they make a great gift for a new mum.
Find out how to make them with my easy tutorial and pattern here.
Drawstring bags are a wonderful first sewing project. Not only are they easy to sew, but they are brilliant for using all around the home. Make them in all sizes for all kinds of uses, and they make great great gift bags.
Make Up Remover Pads
Make Up Remover Pads are a brilliant easy sewing project, and a great way to get teenagers interesting in sewing for themselves. You can make them in a hexagonal shape like I did, but can also sew simple square ones.
Reusable Kitchen Roll
Another easy make that you can use around the home, this reusable kitchen roll is made from old towels. It is so simple to make as it just requires straight line sewing.
Also very useful around the home, these unsponges are a great simple make that is perfect for beginner sewists.
Sandwich wraps are a great way of reducing plastic use, because you can stop using plastic bags in favour of these. But they are also incredibly easy to make.
Slightly More Complicated Makes
All of the above projects are incredibly simple. But you may want to challenge yourself a little once you have made them.
Once you have mastered simple straight lines, then you can move on to using elastic in your makes, or using more challenging fabrics in these slightly more complex makes.
These are still quite easy to make, but are slightly more fiddly as they are small. However, they are so useful for having attached to your purse. Never lose your chapstick again!
In the last year we have all needed these, and so they are really useful things to know how to make. They are only straight lines, but you do need to get more fiddly with elastic and folding fabric.
Find my tutorial here and make your own.
Scrunchies are a brilliant way to use up fabric scraps. They are useful and make great gifts. They are quite simple to sew, but the e.lastic makes them slightly more complicated.
Find out how to make them here.
These fabric bookmarks are also a lovely gift idea, But you do need to hand sew a button and sew elastic onto place.
Again, as with face masks, these eye masks are pretty simple to sew, but the elastic and the curved shape do make them a little more complex.
See here how to make your own, and get my free pattern.
This hessian shower pouf is a brilliant alternative to the horrible plastic ones. Made like a scrunch, it can be a little more tricky to make. But find out how you can do it yourself here.
Hand Gel Holder
Finally, this hand gel holder is a great way of never losing your sanitiser in the bottom of your purse. And it can be made really easily in a few munites. The only thing that makes it a bit more complex is the fact that is is made with plasticised material.
So there you have a large list of really easy and quick beginner sewing projects that you can sew today!
I hope that I have given you plenty of inspiration for things to sew. Will you be making any of these? I love to see your makes. Comment below or follow me on my social media.
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