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30+ BEGINNER SEWING PROJECTS (Easy Sewing Projects)

30+ BEGINNER SEWING PROJECTS (Easy Sewing Projects)

Do you want to learn to sew? Keep reading for over 30 beginner sewing projects that will help adults or kids learn how to sew. Most of these easy sewing projects do not require patterns. Needlepointers.com loves to teach beginner sewers to sew with our free video and photo tutorials. 

Types of Beginner Sewing Projects

Sewing should be about creating something for yourself or to give as a gift.  Keep reading for a collection of simple sewing projects.  Do you need a baby gift?  A baby bib or burp cloth is a simple sewing project perfect for beginners.  As a beginner at sewing, start by making a simple tote bag, pillowcase, table runner, or one of the many other sewing machine projects on this page.  

Do you think expert sewers never use a seam ripper? Yes! Even experienced sewers use a seam ripper regularly. So, don't be ashamed or embarrassed if you have to rip out stitches and try again. WE ALL HAVE TO!

Browse through our simple sewing projects, watch our video tutorial, read our written instructions, and learn to sew, one project at a time. If you have a question, go to the Youtube video page and post your question in the comments section. We try to reply to all the questions.

Learning to Sew

Everyone learns to sew by starting with simple beginner sewing projects. I learned to sew in 4-H starting at 8 years old. I remember joining 4-H and my Mom (who you also know from the videos), told me that I had to take a sewing project for two years. If I didn't like it after the two years, I could quit. The first year I made a tote bag. 2nd year was a skirt with a zipper. I was hooked!

I participated in the 4-H Fashion Revue every year until I graduated high school. In those years, I progressed through sewing making dresses, prom gowns, and even a wool suit. I have now taught my daughter to sew through 4-H and she has made dresses, skirts, and tops. She has participated in the 4-H Fashion Revue for several years. Learn more about 4-H by clicking the link and looking for 4-H clubs in your area. 4-H is not just animal projects!

Learning to sew can be a slow progression, but you can do it! Just start with the beginner sewing projects below and you will be well on your way to learning to sew. All of the tutorials are FREE.

So grab your essential sewing supplies, find a beginner sewing project from this list of over 30 free, fun beginner sewing projects, and get started sewing.

Beginner Sewing Projects




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Baby Bib

Baby Bib

Every new mother needs bibs for the baby. Learn how to sew a simple reversible baby bib. These bibs make wonderful gifts. The project is simple enough even kids can learn to sew by making this project. Needlepointers.com

Bookmark - Fabric Bookmark (Beginner Sewing Project)

Bookmark - Fabric Bookmark (Beginner Sewing Project)

A fabric bookmark is a wonderful beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Learn how to make an adorable fabric bookmark by watching our video and reading our free pattern instructions. This is a kids can sew project.
Make them for any holiday, keep or give as a gift or use as a stocking stuffer.
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Burp Cloth - Contoured Burp Cloth

Burp Cloth - Contoured Burp Cloth

Learn how to sew a contoured baby burp cloth with our free pattern and tutorial. This is a cute, easy and quick beginner sewing project. Make for yourself or give away as a baby gift. Needlepointers.com

Cast Iron Handle Cover

Cast Iron Handle Cover

Learn how to make a handle cover for a cast iron skillet. Keep your hands from getting burned when cooking with cast iron cookware by making quick and easy handle covers. Needlepointers.com



Cell Phone Case - Sock Cell Phone Case

Cell Phone Case - Sock Cell Phone Case

Do you want to one-of-a-kind cell phone case for your cell phone? Do you need a cell phone case to protect your phone?

Watch this tutorial to learn a quick, inexpensive and fun way to protect your phone from getting scratched by making a sock cell phone cozy.

This is a good beginner sewing project.
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Cord Wrap

Cord Wrap

No more tangled wires around the house or while traveling. Grab some scrap fabric and sew up some fabric electric cord or charger cord wraps. Keep your cords organized and tidy. Watch this free beginner sewing project tutorial. Needlepointers.com

Curtain - Kitchen Curtain

Curtain - Kitchen Curtain

Don't buy kitchen curtains! If you can sew a straight line you can sew curtains. With this tutorial learn how easy it is to sew kitchen curtains that have a rod pocket and a ruffle at the top. Needlepointers.com

Denim Jeans Bag (Basket)

Denim Jeans Bag (Basket)

Stop throwing away old jeans! You can transform the old jeans into a useful denim bag (basket) with this tutorial. Needlepointers.com



Doll Fleece Hat

Doll Fleece Hat

Learn how to sew a cute and easy fleece doll hat with fringe. Needlepointers.com

Drawstring Bag (Beginner Sewing Project)

Drawstring Bag (Beginner Sewing Project)

Learn how to sew a super simple drawstring bag. Kids will love to choose fabrics and then create small drawstring pouches to put all their little treasures in. This DIY drawstring bag sews up in less than an hour and is a beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Needlepointers.com

Envelope Pillow (Beginner Sewing Project)

Envelope Pillow (Beginner Sewing Project)

How to make an envelope pillow cover with a back-flapped closure. This is a super easy beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Needlepointers.com

Fabric Basket

Fabric Basket

How to make a simple fabric basket or tray with kam snaps holding the corners. These are quick, easy and decorative to make! No pattern necessary. Needlepointers.com



Fabric Jar Toppers

Fabric Jar Toppers

This video will show how to make fabric mason jar covers. These quick and easy fabric jar toppers make mason jars gifts very attractive and cute.. Needlepointers.com

Fabric Pocket Tissue Holder

Fabric Pocket Tissue Holder

Learn how to sew fabric tissue holders for travel size tissues. It is a quick and easy sewing craft that even a beginner can make.
Keep some on hand for last-minute gifts for teachers, Mother’s Day, stocking stuffers, hostess gift, friends or birthdays.
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Hair Scrunchies

Hair Scrunchies

Learn how to sew a fabric hair scrunchies. By using different fabric you can make scrunchies for any occasion or fashion outfit.
Watch our video tutorial and read the our easy step-by-step picture tutorial to make scrunchies.
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Hanging Kitchen Towel (Easy Sewing Project)

Hanging Kitchen Towel (Easy Sewing Project)

This video will show you how to make a towel topper using a kitchen towel and a potholder. This is an great gift project. It is perfect for beginner sewers as it's an easy sewing project. Needlepointers.com



Key Lanyard

Key Lanyard

Learn how to sew a fabric lanyard with this quick and easy video. Needlepointers Staff

Pencil Case with Zipper

Pencil Case with Zipper

Time to think about back to school! Time when kids are bored and don't know what to do!
Keep them busy for an afternoon by teaching them to make a back-to-school zippered pencil case.
This is a wonderful beginner sewing project for kids.
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Pillowcase - Rolled Up Method (Beginner Sewing Project)

Pillowcase - Rolled Up Method (Beginner Sewing Project)

Grab some fun printed fabric and make a simple pillowcase with this tutorial. This pillowcase is so simple anyone can sew it, even kids. And the best part is the seams will not fray because you will learn how to make French seams. Needlepointers.com

Pocket Handbag

Pocket Handbag

How to make a small, cute handbag using an old jeans or shorts pocket. This project only requires simple sewing skills so beginners and kids can sew this project.



Quick and Easy Table Runner (Easy Sewing Project)

Quick and Easy Table Runner (Easy Sewing Project)

Learn how to sew a super quick table runner with these detailed instructions. This would be a great beginner sewing project.
Make these table runners for Christmas, birthday or other holiday. These table runners would make great gifts too!
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Reversible Placemat (Beginner Sewing Project)

Reversible Placemat (Beginner Sewing Project)

How to make super simple quilted reversible placemats. To make these placemats use fabric from you scrap stash or two fat quarters. Needlepointers.com

Sachet Bag - Fabric Sachet Bag (Simple Sewing Project)

Sachet Bag - Fabric Sachet Bag (Simple Sewing Project)

How to make a fabric sachet bag. Fill the sachet bag with lavender or potpourri. These make nice gifts for friends, teachers, hostess, etc. Needlepointers.com

Scarf - How to Sew a Fleece Infinity Scarf

Scarf - How to Sew a Fleece Infinity Scarf

A video tutorial on how to make fleece infinity scarf. This is a perfect project for beginners. It is fast, easy and so much fun. Needlepointers.com



Scarf - How to Sew A Fleece Scarf with Fringe

Scarf - How to Sew A Fleece Scarf with Fringe

How to sew a fleece scarf with fringe. Learn to sew with this simple sewing project. Needlepointers.com

T-Shirt PIllow

T-Shirt PIllow

A video on how to sew a t-shirt pillow. Needlepointers.com

T-Shirt Tote

T-Shirt Tote

How to make a t-shirt tote bag by recycling an old tee shirt. This simple and quick tote bag can be made in less than a half hour and is so easy to make even someone learning to use can made it. Needlepointers.com

Tote Bag - How to Sew a Simple Tote Bag

Tote Bag - How to Sew a Simple Tote Bag

Learn how sew a simple tote bag with our video tutorial and also our step-by-step instructions. Everyone needs tote bags. My some for yourself or to give as gifts. No pattern necessary. Needlepointers.com



Towel Fabric Border

Towel Fabric Border

How to add a fabric band to the bottom of a towel. Needlepointers.com

Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial

Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial

How to sew a fabric shoe bag. Shoe bags are handy when traveling. Shoe bags help keep clothing and luggage from getting dirty. Learn how to sew a quick, easy and handy shoe bag.
This project is so easy even someone learning to sew can make it.

Trick or Treat Bag

Trick or Treat Bag

How to sew a lined trick or treat bag. Free pattern. Needlepointers.com

Valance - Simple Valance

Valance - Simple Valance

This video by Needlepointers.com will explain how to sew a simple valance with rod pocket and ruffled top. Needlepointers.com



Wine Bottle Gift Bag (Easy Sewing Project)

Wine Bottle Gift Bag (Easy Sewing Project)

Learn how to sew a simple wine bottle gift bag. Needlepointers.com











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