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Free and Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Did you just get a sewing machine?  Maybe you've had yours for a while but aren't sure what projects to try.

Fear no more!  This list is made entirely of simple sewing projects for beginners.  And there are more than 30 project ideas to choose from!

Great list of free and easy sewing projects for beginners including children, teens and adults.  These projects will help you learn to sew and be successful.

    Before we jump right into one of these great projects.  Let's make sure you already have the basics down.  How about a little beginner sewers checklist?  Just to make sure you are ready to start sewing.

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    Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

    I've put together a list of easy sewing projects for beginners .  That means all you have to do is scroll the list and decide where to start.  

    You're biggest problem now will be deciding which of these sewing projects for beginners you should start with.

    Don't get to caught up in what to sew, but rather taking the time to do it right and not rush.  Rushing and sewing do not mix.  Take it from me, been there, done that.  

    Instead, look through the list of projects and decide on something you believe you can do, as well as, a sewing project you'd be proud to share or show others.  That's the project to start with.

    As you browse through all these free sewing patterns for beginners, take a moment to pick one or two you think you can start with.  Don't try to conquer them all in one try.  You can always come back for more ideas and inspiration.

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    Sewing Projects in Under an Hour

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    DIY Glasses Case from Sew Simple Home
    Keep those glasses free from scratches with this easy sunglasses and eyeglasses case tutorial.

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    DIY Makeup Remover Wipes from AppleGreen Cottage
    Save money and time with these adorable and easy DIY makeup remover wipes.

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    Easy Key Fob from Sew Simple Home
    This key fob is the perfect addition to your key ring.

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    DIY Gift Card Wallet from Jennie Masterson
    Give a fun reusable gift card wallet for graduation, wedding or birthday gifts.

    pocket tissue holder
    Keep those tissues clean and safe in their own pocket

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    DIY Tea Wallet from Sew Simple Home
    Take your favorite teas along with you everywhere you go with this easy pattern.

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    Knit Headbands from Heather Handmade
    Why buy a headband when you can make one easily and give yourself the look you want.

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    Chase the bac dreams away with this easy sleep mask pattern

    diy chapstick holder
    You'll always be able to find your chapstick now

    Easy Bifold Wallet Pattern and Tutorial
    Simple and functional for men and women.

    Easy Beginner Bags and Totes

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    We can all use a good book bag and this one is great for the beginner.  Kids and adults alike love a cute bookbag.

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    Pencil Pouch from Sew Simple Home
    Zipper pouches might seem like a difficult project.  But with a little patience and a great tutorial like this one, you'll sew one up in no time.  Being able to sew a zipper is a HUGE accomplishment and you'll never be sorry you can do it.

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    Drawstring Backpack from Orange Bettie
    A simple backpack like this makes a great overnight bag or fun weekend bag.

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    Tea Towel Bag from Sum of Their Stories
    Making a stylish bag was never so simple.

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    Another great organizing idea is to make drawstring tote bags for toys, games and books.  They are easy to sew and perfect for getting your house organized.  Tote bags are many of my students favorite projects.

    Like sewing bags and pouches?  We've got a big list of some beautiful Bags, Pouches, Purses and Wallets

    Sewing for Kids

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    Peasant Play Dress from Sew Simple Home
    If you really want your first sewing project to be a dress, a peasant dress is always a good starting point.  Peasant dresses are simple and fit any little one, even with a few tiny mistakes.

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    Reusable Snack Bag from Sew Simple Home
    A reusable snack bag is useful and only takes a little bit of time to make.  Plus, you'll learn to sew hook and loop tape!  You'll need to know how to sew with lots of different notions.

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    Crayon Roll from Sew Simple Home
    One of my favorite free sewing patterns for beginners is this crayon roll.  All you need to do is sew straight lines.  

    My students always do really well on this project.  You also get to choose 3 contrasting fabrics which is great when you can't decide on a fabric.

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    Baby Burp Cloths from Sew Simple Home
    Or if you'd rather, make a baby burp cloth.  Heck, be brave and make them both!!  Baby projects are great because they require little fabric and anything tiny is always better.

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    Superhero Cape from Sew Simple Home
    Make this fun superhero cape for your little one.  You'll get some practice sewing and they'll get a fun surprise they'll use over and over again.  This project includes a free pattern and free appliques for several different superheroes.

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    Baby bibs make great gifts and you can practice sewing a curved line.  This is a great beginner project.  Plus, you can gift it to all those new babies.

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    Popsicle Holder from Sew Simple Home
    Keep those little fingers nice and warm while enjoying a yummy summer treat.

    ear warmer headband pattern
    Just a few stitches and those ears will be warm all winter.

    Looking for more sewing ideas for babies?  Check out this Giant List of Free Baby Sewing Projects that are great for beginners.

    Sewing Projects for the Home

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    DIY Fringe Cloth Napkins from Cucicucicoo
    Cloth napkins are a great way to save money and make a simple table seem more elegant.

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    Keep those bowls warm and your hand cool with this fun cozy.

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    Lavender Sachets from Sew Simple Home
    Help every drawer and closet smell fresh with these quick sachets.

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    Laptop Sleeve from Sew Simple Home
    Learn to make your own laptop or Chromebook sleeve

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    DIY Plastic Bag Holder from Sew Simple Home
    Store those grocery bags the easy way with this super simple tutorial to make your own plastic bag holder.

    Holiday Bunting Template
    Easy Holiday Bunting from Sew Simple Home
    Bunting is a great free sewing pattern for beginners .  You can make bunting for each holiday or season.  Or just some for everyday.

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    Easy Pot Holders from Sew Simple Home
    How about making these cute kitchen pot holders!  Wouldn't this make a fun gift for the holidays?  These are great projects because they'll teach you to sew rounded edges.

    How to Make Your Own Valances
    Curtains don't have to be hard and making your own can save you money.

    Each of these free sewing patterns for beginners are great for kids, teens and adults. 

     I've used many of them myself as I've taught children, teens and adults to sew.  They have all been successful completing their projects and you will be too!  

    Just take your time and feel free to email me if you have questions.

    Great list of free and easy sewing projects for beginners including children, teens and adults.  These projects will help you learn to sew and be successful.

    Looking for even MORE beginner sewing project ideas?  Check out our list of over 200 beginner sewing projects.  We have projects for beginners all the way to advanced sewists.