6 Simple Sewing Projects for Beginners


Sewing is one of the most versatile creative outlets. And you don’t have to create complex apparel pieces to find sewing rewarding. If you’re a beginner, a challenging project can cause you a lot of frustration and make you lose interest in the craft. Conversely, an easy and quick project can motivate you to keep going. And with the convenience of portable sewing machines, you can complete easy projects anywhere, anytime. 

Read on to discover several easy and quick projects that will keep you excited about sewing. 

1. Envelope Clutch 

To create a beautiful envelope clutch, you only need to cut three rectangles. You’ll use one print for batting, the second print for the lining, and the third print for the exterior. And there’s no curved stitching to worry about. You can choose a fabric that matches your style. It can be multicolored, boho, elegant, or classic.

2. Bunting Garlands

Making sewn fabric bunting is the best way to put your creativity to the test. There are no limits to what you can achieve. You can choose different shapes, colors, and fabrics and arrange the bunting pieces in any pattern you prefer. After cutting and stitching the bunting pieces, you only have to sew them together. You can use homemade fabric bunting garlands to decorate your home for the holidays, for example. 

3. Tote Bag

Tote bags are a breeze to make, and they’re practical. You can create different tote bags for various purposes. Combine multicolor stripes to create a large tote bag for shopping. You can use lightweight pastel fabrics to create the perfect tote bag for the beach. Choose canvas for extra durability. For the straps, you can use cotton webbing. 

4. Pillow Cases 

Pillowcases are also extremely easy to make. It can take as little as 15 minutes to make one. You can mix patterns and fabrics of different colors to create eclectic designs. Adding subtle decorative elements to a simple monochrome pillowcase is also an excellent idea. Use standards cotton fabrics because they’re easy to wash. Cotton is also durable without being rigid.  

5. Phone Holder or Cover

A fabric phone holder or cover will not be durable enough to protect your phone if you drop it by mistake. However, a nice fabric cover will make your phone look more fashionable. Choose a darker fabric to avoid noticeable fingerprints. For a gorgeous effect, pick floral patterns or paisleys.  

6. Personalized Bookmark

There are no rules when making personalized bookmarks, but the long rectangle shape is preferable. Use your creativity to create layers or decorative stitches. Add buttons, strips, patches and arrange them to create various shapes.  If you’re not an avid reader or prefer to read on an e-book reader, DIY bookmarks are an excellent gift idea. 

As a beginner, sewing can be a challenge, but you can only make progress by practicing a lot. Working on easy and quick projects is the best way to practice the craft. In time, your results will be more and more impressive. Even something as simple as a tote bag or a bookmark can be a work of art.  

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