10 Beginner Sewing Projects

10 Beginner Sewing Projects

I have put together a list of 10 beginner sewing projects that sewers of any skill level can complete with small amounts of fabric and a few notions.  These projects are all fun and functional and worth spending a little bit of time to create.  Just click on the pictures to get the patterns and tutorials for each of these projects. You will definitely enjoy these easy sewing projects for beginners.

Project 1: Pillow Cases

Creating these beautiful and colorful pillow cases is both simple and fun.  You can liven up any decor with this easy beginner sewing project.  It is truly one of the easiest projects for the beginner sewer.  I hope you will give them a try.

How to make a pillow case in 5 easy steps

Project 2: Pleated Clutch

Every woman needs a handbag and this pleated clutch is the perfect beginner project with professional results.  The key is the alternating pleat colors.  You can use a bright and bold color palate like I did or use some subdued colors for a more muted look.  Either way this project is fun and simple to make for any beginner sewer.

Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial
Pleated Clutch Handbag

Project 3: Hanging Hand Towels

I just love these hanging hand towels.  With just a few dollar store towels, a little remnant fabric and some craft buttons you too can create these functional and attractive hanging hand towels.  You can sew these together in a matter of a few minutes with minimal sewing skills so head to the dollar store and raid your stash for this fun project.

Super Handy Hand Towels
Super Handy Hand Towels

Project 4: Diaper Clutch

Need a fun and functional diaper clutch.  Try this simple sewing project with remnants from your stash.  This is another stash busting project that any beginner can sew in about a half hour.  Using fun fabrics makes this project a treat to sew and to carry.

Project 5: Simple Skirt

Need a simple skirt you can sew in a half hour and with minimal sewing skills. Try out this beautifully simple skirt pattern that you can fit to your exact measurements.  Just a little fabric and some elastic and you are ready to go with this beauty.  I made this skirt and wear it all the time.

Easy DIY skirt pattern and tutorial

Project 6: Travel Patterns

Planning a trip? Try this series of travel patterns that are the perfect beginner sewing projects.  There are 7 different travel related projects in this one post.  Each is easy enough for a beginner sewer to conquer with only basic sewing skills.  I took these projects with me on my recent trip to Ireland and they were the perfect travel companions.

Sew Crafty Travel Folded
Sew Crafty Travel Folded

Project 7: Toddler Dress

How about the perfect little toddler dress.  This project is another beginner friendly sewing project that will be the favorite of any young girl.  Once again I used remnants that I had on hand to make this adorable little girl’s dress.

Toddler’s Sun Dress

Project 8: Flat Bottomed Zippered Pouch

I just love these easy to make zippered pouches. I use them for makeup, pens and pencils, sewing notions and more.  This little gem is super easy to make even though there is a zipper involved.  If you have never sewn a zipper this is the perfect project to learn how to do it.  This is another project that can be made in a half hour with perfect results every time.

How to make a flat Bottomed Zippered Pouch

Project 9: Bi-Fold Wallet

Here is another simple to make project with professional results.  This wallet only requires basic sewing skills and a little patience to sew.  You can fit your bills and credit cards into this simple to sew bi-fold wallet.  Once again some remnants and a plastic snap go a long way to creating this perfect little money holder.

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial
Finished Open Wallet

Project 10: Infinity Scarf

Another super simple but beautiful project is this easy to sew infinity scarf.  All you need is a remnant for this colorful addition to your wardrobe.  I had this fabric on hand but you can buy what you need at Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com.


How to Make an Infinity Scarf
Finished Infinity Scarf

Here you have 10 beginner sewing projects that sewers of any skill level can conquer in a minimal amount of time and resources.  You can make all of these projects from remnants or you can purchase the fabrics that you need. Either way you will enjoy these easy sewing projects for beginners or any skill level.

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