I’ve really enjoyed putting together this collection of Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners. If you are new to sewing or looking to learn, many of the sewing patterns, projects and blogs out there can be intimidating to start with. Get you sewing muscles exercised and your foot at the sewing machine peddle with these easy sewing projects and ideas to get you started.
Find bags, accessories, clothes, home decor, seasonal and more in this great list to get you started with sewing. Each includes a pattern or tutorial to help you along every step of the way.
Once you have sewing mastered, you might want to move on to some of the other more advanced projects and look for inspiration here –
Easy Sewing Projects and Patterns for Beginners
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30 minute skirt
A free pattern to download plus instructions on how you can make your own custom fit pattern too. A quick and easy sew can give you a wardrobe of skirt options depending on length and on fabric choices. Wear it short and sassy in a bold print for the summer, classic and elegant longer length in black for the office.
The perfect maxi skirt?
How to draft an ideal full length maxi skirt based off your own measurements. Slim and fitted enough to be flattering, but wide enough at the bottom so you can take proper strides and climb steps. This low volume maxi skirt looks great on all figure types.
I LOVE this top and can’t stop smiling when I wear it. With ruching down both sides and a full length flounce, its really fun to wear – yet SO easy to sew. Instructions to fit any size, and the shoulder strap is optional. This really is the ideal top for summer and looks great as a beach cover up or with pants for eating out on the waterfront in the evening.
Gathered summer skirt
Summer is here at last. For some of us it lasts longer than others, but whether it’s a trip to the beach, a picnic, shopping with the girls or a day sailing, you’ll still need to look cute and summery. The design for this skirt was copied from a Ready To Wear skirt I already owned and loved. I think it has the perfect ratio of gathers to length and with the elastic waist, is comfy and casual. I think you’ll love it too. Pick your fabric and design carefully and it will become your go-to skirt for summer.
Half-circle wrap skirt
This is a cute skirt that’s easy to sew. It’s another of my ‘custom-fit’ patterns, which means I’ll show you how to create your own pattern for this skirt which will fit you exactly as you want it. The half-circle shape gives it nice flounce and movement while the wide wrap over prevents any unintentional flashing! You’ll reach for this skirt again and again. Make it a flirty mini or a warm and cozy calf length – it’s your custom pattern!
Padded wine or bottle bag
It’s that time of year when you might be taking a bottle of wine to a party or giving a nice bottle of wine or brandy to a neighbor for Christmas. But how to wrap it? This quick to sew padded or insulated wine bag pattern will protect the precious contents, and keep them cool on the way to dinner. It doesn’t even have to be for Christmas – make these in your favorite fabrics for any time of year.
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