The prospect of learning how to sew is a daunting one. Taking one look at patterns and sewing machines is enough to make people nervous. Don’t worry, though! With some time and a little practice, you’ll learn how to thread that sewing machine and wind that bobbin without getting your thread irreparably tangled. As you work your way up to larger, more advanced projects, you’ll need a few smaller pieces to get you started!
Check out these easy DIY sewing projects that are perfect for beginners who need a little practice!
1. Layered lace skirt
2. Notebook tea cloths
3. Simple sweater hat
4. Keychain chapstick holder
Why not use your sewing practice time to create things you can actually use? These little keychain chapstick holders by
5. Baby headbands
Cute little baby headbands, like these ones by Brit + Co, are a great way to practice embroidering (with your machine or by hand), working with differently textured fabrics, beading and sequinning, or affixing appliques!
6. Business card wallet
Do you know someone whose business cards look great, but are always scattered or nowhere to be found when they want to hand them out? Practice your easy sewing skills by making them this adorable little business card holder (or make one for yourself)! Get the instructions from
7. Ruffled iPad case
8. Cozy sweater mittens
9. Ruffled shirt hemline
Are you one of those people with a really long torso, whose shirts are always just slightly too short? Your brand new sewing skills will come to the rescue! try adding an adorably ruffly extended hem to the bottom of your shirts.
10. Easy baby quilt
The idea of tackling quilting as a sewing beginner might seem a little crazy, but the methods behind it are really very basic! This easy baby quilt from
11. Beach towel tote bag
12. Reversbile scarves
Martha Stewarts’ reversible scarf pattern is simple to understand, easy to follow, and perfect for practicing with!
13. Envelope pillow
Using folding and seaming techniques,
14. Easy-to-sew pajama pants
Do you feel like you’re ready to try something a little more complicated than a square pillow case, but still easy? These pajama pants from
15. Toddler towel smock
If you think you’re ready to learn about putting in domes or buttons, this adorable toddler smock made from a hand towel is a useful and easy way to learn! Get the pattern from
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