The New Year has me thinking a lot about beginnings. I have been planning out the things I ‘d like to learn and do this year. If learning to sew (or improving your existing sewing skills) is on your “to do” list for the New Year I thought I ‘d see if I can help you out a little bit.
I get asked a lot what would be a good project to tackle for someone who is a beginning seamstress. I’ve spent the last few weeks going through my archives and visiting the websites of some of my favorite sewing friends and have rounded up more than 50 Fun Beginner Sewing Projects for you.
I have a few tips for you before you actually get started with one of these tutorials if you want to learn how to sew.
Take a few minutes and read the directions start to finish before you start. Make sure you understand each step.
Take your time when cutting out and prepping your fabric. Precisely cut pattern pieces and well-pressed fabric will make a world of difference in the outcome of your finished project.
If you mess up, don’t worry. You’re a beginner and just remember, EVERYONE was a beginner at some point. You can only improve with more practice. Messing up is a sign that you are trying.
My firsts sewing projects were a disaster! I used to go through my Grandmas scrap bin and make clothes for my Barbie dolls! Even though they were far from perfect, I had a great time making them and it helped to instill a love of sewing in me at a young age.
Now onto our list!
50+ Free Fun and Simple Beginner Sewing Projects:
Learn an easy and quick way to sew a pillowcase on polkadotchair.com
1- How to Sew a Pillowcase
How to sew a personalized reading pillow with a pocket and handle – free sewing pattern and tutorial on polkadotchair.com
2- How to Sew a Reading Pillow (you can leave the piping off if you ‘d like to simplify the project).
DIY Patchwork Waterproof Picnic Blanket Pattern, an easy to sew tutorial for a picnic blanket that rolls up!
3-Easy Waterproof Picnic Blanket.
How to Sew a Pillow – made with cute Cotton + Steel From Porto with Love fabric by Jedi Craft Girl.
4- How to Sew a Throw Pillow.
Pool Bag Sewing Tutorial and Free Pattern by Bits of Everything.
5-Pool Bag Sewing Tutorial.
How to make a scrappy summer drink wrap (or cozy) – super cute summer sewing project by Bite Sized Biggie.
If learning to sew (or improving your existing sewing skills) is on your “to do” list for the New Year I thought I ‘d see if I can help you out a little bit.
Even though they were far from perfect, I had a great time making them and it helped to instill a love of sewing in me at a young age. Learn how to sew a pillow case dress with this Pillowcase Dress Tutorial. Simple Maxi Skirt by Simple Simon & Co.