Sewing Projects for Beginners You Can Effortlessly Sew
One of my very first sewing projects for beginners was a poor attempt at a throw pillow. The stitches were crooked and I wasn't able to stitch the zipper on. However, I also remember being awfully proud of it! Of course, since then, I've improved upon my skills and have finished different sewing projects. From hats and, pouches and bags to jackets and headbands, the trick is to learn how to walk before learning how to run! Start with the basics and work your way from there. Therefore, to help you hone your skills, here are 23 sewing projects for beginners!
1. Needle Book
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I remember, as a beginner sewer, one of my fears was misplacing a needle and accidentally stepping on it. Good thing it never happened! Keep your needles safe and organized with this adorable needle book!
2. Sunglasses Pouch
Keep your sunglasses scratch-free with your very own sunglasses pouch! Summer may be several months away but it's never too early to be prepared!
3. Crayon Holder
Perfect for your school-age children or relatives, this crayon holder will definitely make them the coolest kids in class! Crayon boxes are so last year!
4. Pillow Case
You'd be surprised how expensive pillow cases are when you add up all the pillow cases you own. Save your money by sewing your own! You can even customize it to your liking!
5. Padded Camera Lens Case
Looking for a thoughtful gift to the shutterbug in your life? How about their very own camera lens case? Camera lenses are expensive and anything that could protect them will definitely be appreciated!
6. Fabric Bookmark
Reading is a hobby encouraged in our household and to prove it, we have quite the bookmark collection! However, paper bookmarks tend to tear and crease easily. So we switched to fabric bookmarks instead!
7. Phone Charging Station
I've had several incidents of kicking or stepping on my phone while it's charging. To solve the problem, I sewed one of these phone charging stations! Now, I don't have to worry about cracking my phone screen!
8. Scented Sachets
Keep your drawers fragrant with these scented sachets! These could also be placed in different corners of your room. May I suggest keeping lavender scented sachets by your bedside table? It will help you sleep better!
9. Fabric Basket Organizer
I'm guilty of loving and collecting way too many knick knacks, and since I have a lot, I misplace them often. However, since I made several fabric basket organizers, I've been able to keep track of them! It also helps that I could make them as colorful and eye-catching as I want!
10. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch
I can't remember how many times my husband has misplaced his earbuds. So, in order to keep it from happening again, I made him one of these circular and functional pouches!
11. Heart Coasters
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Valentine's day is just a few days away! Why not start spreading love earlier? Show your love for your family and friends with these heart-shaped coasters!
12. Seat Cushions
Sick of hard and uncomfortable chairs? Ease your suffering with these modern and chic seat cushions! You could even adjust how fluffy you'd want them to be!
13. Bow Back Sweatshirt
Summer may be a few months away but it's never too early to prepare for it. Upcycle your old college sweatshirt into this cute and comfy bow-back sweatshirt!
14. Fabric Headbands
Keep your hair away from your face during these windy days! These flower-print headbands will definitely lift anyone's spirits!
15. Fabric Book Case
Perfect for your inner bookworm, this would not only keep your book safe, it could also be the perfect conversation starter! Tough and waterproof, you'll never have to worry about traveling with books again.
16. Insulated Beverage Holders
Barbecue parties are never complete without cold drinks. Make your guests even more comfortable with these insulated beverage holders! They could even choose which one they want!
17. Swing Dress
A swing dress gives off the perfect balance between casual and formal attires. It's comfortable yet formal enough to wear to work. Choose a bright color to add in a touch of fun!
18. Flowy Kimono
Bored with your usual top and pants combo? Add in a whimsical touch with this light and flowy kimono! It will instantly add flair to any top!
19. Art Smock
My children love art – especially painting! And my husband and I support them greatly, however, it can be quite messy. Art smocks have definitely saved us many white shirts throughout the years!
20. Easy Tote Bag
Tote bags are my go-to bags when going to the beach or when I'm in a rush. They have lots of space and I can easily use them anywhere! It also helps that they're easy to make and customize!
21. Circle Pot Holder
Coming from a family that loves to bake, pot holders are among the very first sewing projects I completed. This circle pot holder is quirky and functional! If you make two of them, you could form a heart!
22. 2 in 1 iPhone Case
This 2-in-1 phone case would be perfect for your friends who are always on the go. Especially if they tend to rush and forget things! This also has a flap to make sure that nothing slips out!
23. Gathered Camera Strap
For the shutterbug in your life, this gathered camera strap would be perfect! I've had friends who ended up with marks on their shoulders from their rough camera straps. Save your friends the pain, and give their very own personalized camera strap!
Interested in more sewing projects for beginners? Check out this video from Anita by Design!
Now that you have a few sewing projects to begin with, go out and sew! Hone your skills with these projects and you'll graduate to more complicated ones in no time! Sew these projects and challenge yourself by adding your own flair to it! Maybe a different color, or pattern, or even adding tassels!
Do you have any sewing projects for beginners you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below!
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