What’s the Project? Looking for some easy beginner sewing projects to get you started sewing and comfortable on your machine? Here are 25 free patterns and tutorials that are perfect for a beginner to learn to sew on.
I know who you are! You’ve got a brand new sewing machine (or brand new to you anyway-maybe it’s been sitting in a closet for a while but you are too scared to use it) and you dream of sewing up fancy and fun things, but it’s hard isn’t it? You’re new and it can be frustrating trying to sew projects when your skills are still young.
No worries though because I’ve got your back! Sewing doesn’t have to be terribly hard. In addition to a whole bunch of Learn to Sew lessons, I’ve also got a whole bunch of beginner sewing projects gathered together for you today. These easy sewing tutorials and free patterns that you can try as a beginning sewer.
Are you ready for these?!
Most of these easy beginner sewing projects are just straight lines and some simple skills. If you aren’t comfortable with any of the skills listed, try my Learn to Sew Lessons, they might help, otherwise, good luck as you get going on all of these beginner sewing projects and sewing crafts!
Also, if you are really new, here’s a full rundown of Sewing for Beginners to get you started!
Quick Sewing Tips for Beginners:
A few things to make sure you’re aware of before you get started as well:
- Have a seam ripper on hand. Mistakes are part of the process, so plan on using it and don’t feel bad about it for one second. I’ve been sewing for years and I still use it all the time.
- Practice, practice, practice. You’re not going to sew a great straight line the first time you sit down to sew. It’s going to take some work and practice and that’s totally ok. The more you sew, the easier it’s going to get.
- Choose patterns that are forgiving. The easy sewing projects that I’ve included here are things that are mostly going to be very forgiving if your lines aren’t straight or you make a few mistakes. Clothes are a little less forgiving, so it can be great to start out with things like bags and pillowcases.
- When you try to sew a straight line, the easiest way to do it in my book is to use the side of the presser foot as your guide. Line the edge of the presser foot up with the edge of your fabric and try to keep it even as you sew. This gives you a visual to help keep things nice and straight as you go.
Now, let’s take a look at some of these projects! If you want more sewing tips and tricks, you can find them here.
25 Beginner Sewing Projects:
I hope you love these fun and simple beginner sewing projects! I’d love to hear which ones you are going to try out first!
This makes a great gift–I’ve had lots of people tell me they’ve used it for that!
A great project either FOR your kids or to do WITH your kids if they are wanting to learn to sew:
Great for college kids:
Easy and needed baby gift idea:
If you’re daring enough for a zipper… I love this project!
Another favorite of mine and the top project on my site many months:
Made this for my littlest when he was born 10 years ago. It’s super cozy and makes a great gift too!
A SUPER simple one that I think you’ll love making!
I love a good pool bag!
SOO easy and a great place to start!
A little more daring but hey-you don’t even have to wear them in public, so you can do this!
Maybe my very favorite baby gift idea?
Maybe make it to match these?
Great for kids!
Have fun sewing these beginner sewing projects! If you are a beginning sewer just remember that sewing takes time, the seam ripper is your friend, and be patient with yourself. And remember that no one else is going to be as critical of your final results as you are…so go easy and make it fun!
And be sure to explore the site because I have TONS of sewing inspiration for you! Like these:
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