50 Easy Sewing Projects For Novices To Dive Into This Weekend!
For those just starting out in the sewing world or others looking for a quick project to perfect their skills, we’ve gathered some of the best sewing projects around right here. You’ll find things for yourself, the house or even the kids with the list we’ve compiled below. So go on and grab you kit as you search through all 50 of these easy sewing projects that you can dive into over this weekend!
Crazy Little Projects shows us how to start out with something super easy peasy but with a lot of functionality too! A bookmark to jazz up reading time is a great project for a novice to begin with.
2. Drawstring Bag
To hold toys or to use as a beautiful, DIY gift wrap, this drawstring bag is just another way to hone your sewing skills. Grab the tutorial at See Kate Sew.
3. Sunglasses Case
Crazy Little Projects has this super adorable and easy project to try as well. How about making some of your own with some snazzy fabrics?
4. Pillowcase Skirt
If you visit Sew Country Chick you’ll find this tutorial for a pillowcase skirt that can add a little pep and charm into your wardrobe. Perfect for springtime, just grab a t-shirt and go.
5. Infinity Scarf
Sweet C’s makes a 5 minute infinity scarf that you’ll definitely want to learn how to create in a pinch. They’re perfect as gifts or to spruce up your own outerwear collection.
6. Pocket Placemats
Tater Tots and Jello have one of the most innovative of projects on the list but it’s still really easy. Some gorgeous placemats with pockets to hold silverware and napkins – how creative!
7. Play Mat
Create something comfy for the kiddos to play on in the afternoons with this easy DIY from A Glimpse Inside. Mix and match prints, colors and make a bit of easy magic.
8. Knotted Headband
Make something special for your little babies by practicing some easy sewing skills. Lemon Squeezy Home has all the details on how to create some of these cute headbands.
9. Ric Rac Dish Towels
Aesthetic Nest made some pic tac dish towels that are full of personality and pop. Luckily, they’re incredibly easy to sew for all of your novices and beginners out there.
10. Receiving Blankets
For all of those little babies Ella Claire knows exactly what to make for them while practicing with your sewing machines. Receiving blankets are super easy to create, just it out!
11. T-Shirt Tote
Freecycle Friday made this innovative t-shirt tote and we love all the possibilities behind it. Groceries, laundry and more … it’s a great DIY to take on as a college student – don’t you think?
12. Scented Sachets
Make your home smell a bit more warm and cozy with some scented sachets that you can whip up in an afternoon with the help of Martha Stewart!
You can even sew yourself some adorable and charming koozies for yourself and your friends. Sewing Secrets has all of the information and know-how behind this one.
14. Heart Coasters
30 Handmade Days made these heart coasters that would be perfect for the porch for your sweet tea and lemonade afternoons. Thankfully, they’re super easy to make!
Here’s a classic sewing project that’s a great start for all beginners. Dana Made It has all the details on these two-fabric pieces.
16. Hanging Dish Towel
One Good Thing made this functional and innovative hanging dish towel that’s perfect for all you adventures in the kitchen. The benefit of it … it’s super easy to made of course.
17. iPad Case
You can even make a super simple iPad case to test your classic sewing skills. You’ll have to visit Oh So Lovely for all the details on this one.
18. Fabric Bin
Birch holds a great project too, and it’s another incredibly creative and innovative piece. This two-tone fabric bin would be so much fun to pick out fabric for.
19. Padded Lens Case
If you’re a photographer or just have a snazzy camera you want to keep even snazzier, then this is the project for you. Polka Dot Chair has the tutorial for you.
20. Cloth Napkins
Create a pair of cloth napkins for your family to enjoy with the help of Kirsty. Just imagine all of the style possibilities behind this one!
21. Oven Mitt
Gingercake will show you how to test your new skills and create a usable and adorable oven mitt! You can even make a set for friends and family as DIY gifts.
22. Chair Cushion
Why not create some new and stylish chair cushions for your kitchen table or outdoor furniture. Grab the material you need and check out Shabby Creek Cottage for the tutorial.
23. Makeup Bag
DIY Ready made one of my favorite pieces on the list. Go visit and learn how to make your very own makeup bag for your purse or when on vacation!
24. Button Lunch Bag
Over at Purl Soho you’ll find one of the most stylish ways to carry your lunch into work or school. Learn how to make these button lunch bags after the jump.
25. Unisex Apron
How can you not fall in love with this unisex apron from Purl Soho. It’s functional, it’s fashionable and it’s a great gift for a variety of occasions.
26. Drawstring Laundry Bag
Check out this drawstring laundry bag DIY from eHow. This too can be made in all kinds of funky fabrics or left neutral for the dudes in your life.
27. Ironing Board Cover
The 36th Avenue made an ironing board cover that we’re loving – especially because of the polka dots, of course. But you can too change up fabrics here to fit your personality.
28. Hammock Chair
This may look a bit more intricate but it’s still really simple to make when practicing your sewing skills. Check out A Beautiful Mess for all the details on this project.
29. Table Runner
Teal+Lime made a reversible table runner that can be really versatile for you kitchen or dining room table. Of course, you’re not limited on prints and patterns here either so get creative.
30. Back Tab Curtains
Here’s a project that your home will definitely thank you for. Check out Lia Griffith to learn how to make these back tab curtains.
31. Zipper Pouch
Lil’ Luna made these snazzy zipper pouches that can be used for so many and by so many people. Visit the blog and grab the tutorial.
32. Beach Tote
Create something for the beach with some help from Patchwork Posse. This tote will be the perfect addition to your next vacation away to the seaside.
33. Grocery Bag Holder
Personally, I’m loving this easy sewing project from Phat Quarters. We all need a little something to keep our plastic bags organized and ready when we need them!
34. Cable Knit Lampshade
Isn’t this not the most adorable and creative of ideas?! Farm Fresh Therapy has the scoop of this upcycled project that we’re all swooning for.
35. Leather Clutch
Yes, you can even practice your sewing skills with a bit of leather. The Felted Fox is where you’ll find how to make this trendy little piece.
36. Fabric Keychain
This is one of the most simplest of sewing projects but it’s greatly loved! Make something stylish for your keys with this DIY from My So Called Crafty Life.
37. Flannel Scarf
Delia Creates made a flannel scarf that we feel belongs in everyone’s closet. Visit the blog and snatch up all the details, directions and tips!
38. Fringe Clutch
How can you not love this fringe clutch from A Beautiful Mess. Luckily, it’s easier than you may think to make and novices can dive right on in.
You can even hone in on your sewing skills by whipping up some cozy mitten like these from Brit + Co. All you need is an old sweater to get yourself started.
Delia Creates has this snazzy headwrap tutorial featured on the blog and we’re head-over-heels in love with it. Thankfully, it’s too super easy to make at home.
41. Dino Hat
Over at Celebrations you can learn how to make one of these adorable dino hats for your little one! Jump hop on over and grab the details.
Francois et Moi made this kimono and we, personally, can’t wait to recreate it ourselves. Who knew it was so easy to create a new piece for your wardrobe.
43. Leather Tote
Here’s another great project where you can test your skills with leather. Kojodesigns is where you’ll find the directions behind this leather tote.
44. Ruffled Hem
It’s Always Autumn shows us how to create a simple, ruffled hem on any kind of shirt for yourself or the kiddos. This is one of those creative tips and tricks we love to share.
45. Simple Dish Towels
Here’s another dish towel DIY that we’re loving. It’s from Purl Soho and although they’re really simple, they’re also really stylish and trendy.
46. Hand Warmers
Sugar Bee Crafts made some adorable little hand warmers that we just cannot get enough of. Pick out fun fabrics and sew those cuties together to keep those digits warm.
47. Burp Cloths
Here’s another great tutorial to try out when practicing your sewing abilities and making some cute things for the little babies in your life. Grab the details at Cloud 9.
48. Fabric Headband
If you really like making headbands for your little babes then this project is right up your alley too. These double sided beauties from Happy Together will be so much fun to put together.
49. Baby Blanket
Check to out this ultra easy baby blanket that you can make in no-time this very afternoon. Greener Grass has all the details on the blog!
50. Kid’s Belts
Crazy Little Projects has yet another great sewing DIY for you to get your needle dirty with. And get really creative when picking your fabrics!