18 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners
I recently bought a used sewing machine and I'm super excited about trying it out. I was originally researching some easy sewing projects for myself but when I saw how many were out there I wanted to do a round-up and share some of the tutorials I found.
I found everything from pillows, to tote bags, stuffed animals and dolls, and even a really cute tooth fairy pillow. I am sure there are some ladies out there, like myself, that would appreciate some easy sewing projects.
Get those machines out, girls . . . we can do this! A big thank you to everyone who shared all of these gorgeous tutorials. These are for personal use only, please.
Let's get going!
1. Pillow Cases
I found this tutorial for a regular pillowcase at Made. Look at the bright, beautiful pillowcases made with this pattern.
A pillowcase is super simple and shouldn't be too hard for a beginner. I think it would be fun to go and pick out fabrics for these pretty pillows.
2. A Nice Scarf
At The Cottage Home there is a very nice photo illustrated tutorial on how to make this beautiful scarf.
It is detailed and very easy to understand. You can't have too many scarves. I would love to make many of these.
3. Easy Drawstring Bag
Go to BurdaStyle and click on the instructions tab to see the tutorial on how to make these cute and easy to sew drawstring bags.
Just think of all of the fun prints you can find at the fabric store. I'm excited to give this one a try for sure.
4. Reversible Headband
Look at these cute reversible headbands I found at The Long Thread along with the free tutorial. These are super cute!
They look easy enough to do. . . might take some trial and error but I think we can do this one, girls.
5. Lavender Sachets / Small Pillows
There are no words to measure the amount of cuteness at this website! Go to Bugs and Fishes to learn how to sew these lavender sachets. I absolutely love these. They are so adorable.
A thought crossed my mind that wouldn't these be cute somehow made into a tooth fairy pillow or even just small stuffed pillows.
This tutorial is nicely illustrated along with great photos. Be sure to check out some of the other stuff at the site . . . it's amazing!
6. Simple Card Wallet
Learn how to make one of these simple card wallets at Trillium and Design. This a super easy project complete with illustrative photos.
Wouldn't it be cute to make one of these and then add those flat back gemstones to embellish it?
7. A Bapron
Introducing the Bapron! (baby apron) from Sew What's New! Isn't it cute? I love this . . . it's super easy to sew and it would really make a nice gift for a new mother or it would make a nice project for all of you proud grandmas out there.
Under the photo, you will see a link where you can download the PDF pattern and then another link for the tutorial.
8. Cute Monster
Gotta love this cute stuffed monster from RevoluzZzion. This cutie is very easy to make. The tutorial has tons of photos and it's very easy to understand.
I love the colors on this one. The blue patterns with red heart, eyes and mouth looks really cute all together.
9. Darling Stuffed Owls
Owls are so popular these days. I found these cute stuffed owls over at googiemomma along with wonderful pictures and an easy to follow tutorial.
If you are an owl lover or know someone who is, one of these cuties would be a nice addition to someone's collection.
10. Ruffled T-Shirt Pillow
I love this pillow I found at Floralshowers. Can you believe it's actually made from a t-shirt? Not kidding! I could hardly believe it myself.
This is another easy to follow tutorial complete with great photos. Got any old t-Shirts lying around?
11. Babushka Plushie
I love this cute little Russian doll, more appropriately called a Matryoshkas. I love the small bead details on it.
Go to Cut Out and Keep to see the tutorial on how to make this little cutie. Talk about easy! Sewing the beads on would probably take a little patience but it would be well worth it.
12. Mini Duffle Bag
At Innovative Sewing I found this tutorial how to make this small duffel bag. I wasn't sure if it was ideal for beginners or not but it does say it's easy to make.
Isn't it cute? I think this one would look nice embellished with those flat back crystals as well. I've got an obsession with them lately.
13. Easy Breezy Apron
This is probably the easiest tutorial out there. It's a very simple apron and I think it's darling! My Half of the Brain via Craftster has the tutorial.
It's just bias tape and a bandana. Actually it just says pin the bias tape to the bandana and sew—and voila! You have an apron.
14. Easy Tote Bag
I love these super cute book bags found at Needle and Spatula. Think about all the colors and prints you can choose to make these.
These are super easy to make. This one may be my very first sewing project on my new machine.
15. Embellished Tea Towel
Aww . . . I love these embellished tea towels at Fave Crafts. This one is obviously a very easy one to sew. I love the little yo-yo embellishment too.
16. Easy Fringe Fleece Scarf
Look at this nice fringe fleece scarf I found at Make and Takes. I bet you could whip up a few of these in no time. This one looks like maybe it's made in school colors.
17. Tooth Fairy Pillow
I couldn't leave off an easy to sew tooth fairy pillow. This one I found at Gen X Quilters. My son is 3 almost 4 so it won't be long until he is losing teeth.
I'm so glad I found this. Of course, you can personalize it to be for a girl or a boy . . . you can add your own cute little embellishments too.
18. Cell Phone / iPod Cover
Two words: SUPER CUTE! Look at these cell phone / iPod covers I found at SarasTextureCrafts complete with tutorial. These are made from socks . . . talk about easy!