These days, that we are all stuck at home for weeks and months at a time for the COVID 19 pandemic, there have been a lot of people finally dedicating themselves to things that they normally don’t have time for. And so many people have started
! So today I have a fabulous collection of learning to sew 60 easy beginner sewing projects that are simple enough for those of you who are just starting to sew!
These projects might look complicated to a beginner, but they actually
require limited basic skills, so they’re the perfect way to practice your new sewing skills!
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. choosing the best sewing machine for beginners
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If you’ve already learned the
straight stitch and a few other basic sewing techniques, you’re ready for the following projects! 60 Easy Beginner Sewing Projects
I've been using my own DIY makeup remover pads for years, but these ones are so much cuter than mine!
A super simple but total genius repurpose tutorial! Remove the fabric from a broken umbrella and turn it into an easy DIY waterproof backpack cover!
If you have some extra umbrellas, sew the fabric together, along with a sheet, for a unique, repurposed waterproof picnic blanket!
These glasses cases are really easy, but still have a pretty contrast lining!
Scrunchie elastics are totally in again! You can sew one by hand or by machine with this easy tutorial!
What a great way to use up knit fabric scraps! You can make a headband to perfectly match your home-sewn clothes, too!
Every lady needs her beauty sleep, and these sleep masks are a great way to help her get it!
Heat pads are really easy and feel fabulous when your body is achy! This tutorial also has a great discussion on different types of fabric.
This project is a much-loved classic amongst refashioners. Turn the sleeves of an adult sweatshirt or sweater into cozy pants for little kids!
When spring and summer roll along, cut off your kids' outgrown pants and sew down the new hems to make simple handmade shorts!
If you have a dress that you don't like the top part of, just cut it off! Add a simple elastic casing and you've got yourself an automatic skirt!
Did you know that it's really easy to turn baggy pants into a cute, simple skirt? Perfect for little girls to play in!
When your favorite jeans get holes in them, it's the perfect time to get creative! Create colorful and fun patches for unique clothes!
Hemming pants and trousers is one of the most useful techniques you can learn in sewing!
Put a fun touch on the cool infinity scarf trend by sewing one in two colors! I love the ombre effect of this!
Or take your two- or three- tone infinity scarf one step further by sewing it from repurposed T-shirts! This is so stretchy and comfy!
Believe it or not, this poncho is super easy to sew and perfect for beginners!
Believe it or not, this top is just two squares of fabric: one of lace and one cut from a T-shirt! Can't get much easier than that!
Ever had a T-shirt or other garment with an ugly logo, stain or rip? Here's how to cover them up with really easy appliqued patches!
A variation on the theme of covering up logos with appliqué, learn how to sew these cool stripes to the front of a T-shirt to cover up a logo or stain! There's a trick to making it look perfect at the sleeves!
Everyone loves pockets! Here are three easy ways to add a pocket to your favorite clothes.
Have you "borrowed" a comfy T-shirt from your husband or boyfriend, but it's too big? Learn how to make it fit you just right!
Because you don't have to finish off the edges on faux leather, these are really easy to sew up!
My daughter and I sewed these last year and they're really easy! But the pocket to leave notes in is the best part! (or maybe the free tutorial is!)
If you have a sweatshirt to use, this neck pillow is super easy to sew up and such fun to use!
The extra touch of the leather straps outside makes this simple project so cool!
You can never have enough pencil pouches! This tutorial shows how to add a simple zipper, and then how to easily turn it into a zippered pencil pouch!
This type of bag is so useful, especially if you have kids!
Every sewist needs to learn at some point how to sew a simple drawstring bag, and this tutorial makes is easy!
This easy tote bag has inside pockets!
Another easy tote bag, this one made from a square of fabric. Sew four from one cut of fabric with no waste, or upcycle bedsheets!
This bag is really simple but has a unique look!
Stop being wasteful with disposable wrapping paper and sew up some really simple gift bags!
This reusable gift wrap is a Japanese tradition and is incredibly simple, with just a square of fabric!
Did you know that you can sew paper? This garland is super easy to sew!
These are super simple and easy to wrap around cold freezer pops using a little bit of velcro!
All you need to know is to sew a few straight lines to make these cool two-tone felt coasters!
Curtains are a perfect first project for beginners! They take a lot of fabric, but are just rectangles with straight stitches!
Unlike most cloth napkins, these ones have just four straight lines to sew with no ironing or folding or mitered corners! The fringed edge is such a fun detail!
Stop bugs getting into your food at picnics or at home with these easy bowl covers! Just sew some elastic on to the edges, and your food will be safe!
If you know how to turn and topstitch, you can sew these easy potholders and a trivet! Free pattern for the three potholder shapes.
A rubber shelf liner (or a no-slip mat) is the secret material to making these super easy jar openers! Such a good idea!
This easy project is perfect for you if plastic bags are overtaking your kitchen!
Cut up your old towels and sheets and sew them into these simple bathroom rugs! They're squishy under your feet and totally free of cost!
Don't just throw away those ugly hangers from the cleaner's, make a simple fabric cover for them!
What a simple way to keep your keys in order!
This is the easiest type of removable pillow cover that you can sew, with no complicated closures, just a couple of hemmed straight edges!
I love repurposing jeans, and this denim quilt is an easy way to do it for a practical home decor item!
You cannot get an easier throw blanket tutorial than this! Two layers of fuzzy flannel, ready to snuggle with!
Stop struggling to carry your beach umbrella to the perfect spot! This carry bag is made to fit your umbrella perfectly and the strap makes it easy to carry!
This is a fun project to do with kids, sewing a fabric bookmark with either embroidered or painted portraits of loved ones!
This is almost too simple to add here, but this felt bowtie pasta is super easy to hand sew. Print a box with the free printable, and you've got the best DIY gift for your favorite kids!
All babies love taggie toys and these ones have a secret recycled material inside to make an irresistable crinkle sound!
Let the imaginative fun begin when your kids dress up their dolls with these cute mermaid costumes!
Even easier than the doll mermaid costume are these doll diapers! Cut out fleece and sew some velcro on!
If your child has a favorite stuffed pooch, sew these super simple toy dog leashes and collars! Just iron strips of fabric in half and sew a straight line!
Another fun project for kids to sew for their stuffed animal dogs: stuffed dog bones! Perfect for hand sewing.
Everyone loves playing with splash balls in the pool or at the beach! These are easy to sew with a free pattern and using an old bathing suit!
These crowns are really easy to sew up, perfect for birthday parties or Halloween!
This costume is perfect for beginners because it's just one rectangle of fabric! It can be a cape for witches, vampires, wizards, magicians, or any other fun character with a cloak!
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