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Sewing for Beginners: 12 Easy Sewing Projects to Help You Build Confidence

Sewing is a great way to upcycle and stretch your budget. Be inspired to start your sewing journey with some of these 12 easy sewing projects for beginners.

Sewing for Beginners: 12 Easy Sewing Projects to Help You Build Confidence

Starting a new hobby may seem daunting at first. However, with a bit of trial and error, you will be on your way to sewing prowess. Try these easy sewing for beginners’ projects to build your confidence. To start, pick an item you like, and feel is worth making.

1. Pillow and scatter cushion covers

Pillow covers are great sewing projects for beginners. You don’t need a lot of fabric, it’s all straight lines, and doesn’t have to fit on someone’s body. Bonus: You have some fabulous DIY scatter cushions to decorate your home.

2. Hanging dish towels

Make your own themed hanging dish towels for Fall, Christmas, or any other season or special holiday. You only need very basic sewing skills for this project. Take the skill level up a notch by sewing applique Christmas trees or fall-colored leaves onto the material.

3. Zipper pouch

Don’t let the zipper put you off. Sewing zippers into DIY sewing projects is simple enough for even the most novice sewer. Zippered pouches are useful for storing a plethora of different things. Keep your handbag tidy with different pouches for your make-up, cellphone charger, and other essential handbag items. You can make zipper pouches for your kids’ stationery, LEGO sets, and cars. The possibilities are endless!

4. Tote bag

Another must-have storage item. Whether you make yourself a stunning new beach bag, or a snazzy shopper, making your own tote bag is one of the easiest and most rewarding sewing projects for beginners.

5. Drawstring backpacks

This sewing project is a cinch for beginners. Make summer-inspired, lined, drawstring backpacks for your kids. They will be great for packing their swimming gear or toys for a road trip.

6. Kids library bag

Once again, straight lines only. This is an ideal sewing for beginners project. To keep things simple, sew a good, strong ribbon onto the bag for the handles.

7. Roll-up picnic blanket

For anyone who loves spending time outdoors, this DIY sewing project is a must. You can use a single piece of fabric or attempt a simple patchwork design. To make the picnic blanket extra practical, consider sewing on waterproof vinyl material as your backing fabric.

8. Headbands and scrunchies

These DIY sewing projects are ideal for newbie sewers. The method is very straightforward, and you get to use up scraps of material, so they cost you nothing more than your time!

9. Pillowcase dress

If you have spent only a short time browsing Pinterest for sewing inspiration, you would certainly have come across this project. Pillowcase dresses are very simple to sew and make adorable gifts for little princesses.

10. Infinity scarf

This is probably one of the easiest sewing projects for beginners. Select some fashion-forward fabric and add flair to your wardrobe with DIY infinity scarves.

11. Jeans Apron

Upcycle a pair of old denim jeans into a hard-wearing apron for working in the garden or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

12. Sweatpants skirt

Reduce, reuse, recycle! Have you got a pair of sweatpants that are worn at the knees? Turn them into a cute A-line skirt.

Making your own is sew easy!

A few basic sewing skills can get you a long way. Ease your fashion guilt by giving new life to items you have tired of.  Sewing your own cushions, bags, and clothing items can help to stretch those dollars while giving you a great sense of achievement. If you love seeing your hard-earned dollars stretch a little further, check out the Save Coupon Book Finder.