16 Easy Sewing Projects for Absolute Beginners!
Are you looking for some quick and easy sewing projects to make? Then you have come to the right place! These 16 quick & easy sewing projects are perfect for absolute beginners or seasoned experts.
If you are new to sewing jumping into these easy sewing projects is the best way to learn in my opinion. It’s a great way to build up your confidence using your sewing machine and experimenting with different types of fabrics and sewing techniques.
If you’re more of a planner (like me) then you can find lots of helpful tips and guidance in my Ultimate Guide to Sewing for Beginners.
If you mess up on smaller projects over a garment, it’s not so bad! Remember that practice makes perfect and sewing should be enjoyable, not stressful.
The first step is to learn how to thread up your sewing machine and wind up the bobbin then you can get started on any one of these sewing projects below.
If you need to organise your sewing tools, check out my budget-friendly detailed guides below:
- Sewing Tools and Equipment List with Names and Pictures
- Sewing Cutting Tools for Beginners
- Sewing Marking Tools with Names & Pictures
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20 Easy Sewing Projects
This easy, beginner-friendly sewing tutorial shows you how to make useful drawstring bags in less than 15 minutes. This project will teach you how to sew french seams and how to add a drawstring. Drawstring bags can hold fruit and vegetables in your weekly shop or keep things organised in your home.
Do you wear makeup and find yourself going through lots of makeup pads or wipes? Then these cotton pads are perfect to make for your bathroom. Practise sewing circle shapes and using an overlocking stitch on your sewing machine with this quick and easy sewing project.
If you're interested in quilting this project is for you! Practise sewing simple rectangle shapes together to make this practical laptop case. You will learn how to sew panels of fabric together and how to 'bag' them out so the seams are enclosed inside. Both are excellent sewing techniques to learn.
Fancy trying a simple garment sewing project that doesn't require any pattern? Then this top is perfect. No pattern required means you will learn how to measure your body and sew this to fit you just right! This a great introduction to using a tailors tape measure.
This reversible apron is one of my favourite things to sew for myself, friends and family because it's practical. It's also a great entry project into using a sewing pattern. You can print off my free sewing pattern and sew this in less than 15 minutes. Pair it with matching pot holders if you're feeling extra creative.
Wheat bags are always a must-have in my home. This project couldn't be easier and quicker to make. Simply sew a rectangle (or any shape) piece of fabric together and add rice. It's that simple!
Quick to sew, these handy pot holders are another favourite of mine to sew. You will learn how to sew with batting and to create layers or 'sandwiching' fabric together. They are so useful to have next to the oven for baking and getting hot pans out of the oven.
These ruffle cushions are perfect for the homebodies in your family and look gorgeous on couches and beds. You will learn how to sew hems and ruffles with a beginner-friendly gathering technique. Once you see how easy these are you will be sewing cushion covers for all over your home.
You can sew these dainty mug coasters using the fabric scraps you have lying around. You don't have to buy materials to make them, and they are quick and easy to assemble. This project is fun to practise mixing fabric prints and colours and also helps you learn how to line up seams correctly.
Who doesn't love scrunchies? They are so easy to make that you will have a huge pile by the end of the day. You can find a few variations of scrunchies in this tutorial including this charming bow version. The sewing pattern is free to download and use!
Do you just throw your sunglasses into your handbag too? It's a terrible habit of mine which I can now avoid with my new drawstring glasses case. This project is similar to the drawstring bags and super easy to sew. Make a few to keep in your car and bags you have lying around.
These reusable paper towels are so handy and perfect for those who are environmentally conscious. Made from repurposed towels and linens to reduce single-use kitchen waste. It takes less than 15 minutes to sew a few together.
You can add a charming touch to any bed with these ruffle pillowcases. These are easier than you think to make and you can easily omit the ruffle details if they aren't your thing. Sewing your pillowcases can save you so much money!
A festive Easter basket is so fun to make. Download my free ears template and start sewing lots of these for your kids or friends. This project teaches you how to use iron-on interfacing which helps stabilise the fabric to keep its shape.
Fancy making some more festive pieces? Then these charming Christmas decorations are great. You can use any small bits of fabric you have laying around. You will learn how to turn through the fabric and how to use stuffing.
I grew up with handmade Christmas stockings which I still have today. Create special family heirlooms with this simple Christmas stocking. You can customise these with names or dates. I have created a free printable sewing pattern for you so this project couldn't be easier!
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Easy Sewing Projects Conclusion
I hope you have enjoyed and tried making some of these easy sewing projects. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home decor or make some practical items for everyday use, there’s a project here for you. From DIY scrunchies to drawstring bags, fabric coasters to pillow covers, and pot holders, there’s no shortage of options.
Let me know in the comments below which sewing project you tried and enjoyed making.