Learn about different sewing projects that are great for Beginners!
Sewing is a very Fun, Useful and Rewarding Hobby!
Amy is the Owner of Amy’s Sewing Studio. Read about her early sewing adventures, some fun and simple sewing projects she has done and how you can get started with your adventures-Learning How to Sew: What Projects are EASY for Beginners?
Amy’s Beginning Sewing Adventures
My sewing adventure began when I was about 10 years old. Watching my Mom and Grandmas sew; I just knew that I wanted to learn too. I started off taking a sewing class at a local fabric store in the mall.
I remember having a sewing machine that actually had glue to put the fabric together and then I received a LITTLE machine that was hand wheel operated and had a picture of Holly Hobbie on it!
When I was in 7th grade my stepmom bought me a sewing machine from one of her friends. That’s when my sewing really started! I made baby doll clothes and then started making a few outfits for myself in high school.
I LOVED making toddler clothes for my first baby and then continued making kids clothes along with household items and other decor things.
Fun Sewing Projects that are EASY for beginners (All Pictures taken by Amy)
Pillows are one of the simplest beginner sewing projects! You can make your own pattern or purchase simple patterns that have several different pillow shapes.
I have made many simple curtains for my house! In fact, I’ve never bought curtains or shades for my kid’s windows! Currently, my youngest son Josh, has a nature scene fabric for his window curtains. I also recently made valances for all our windows in our open concept kitchen-eating area-family room. (see picture above)
Valance type curtains are VERY simple to make, and you can choose your own fabric to match the decor in your house!
Simplicity Patterns US1152OS Window Treatments, OS (ONE SIZE)Simplicity Creative Patterns 1383 Valances for 36-Inch to 40-Inch Wide WindowsSimplicity It’s So Easy Pattern 1414 Valances and Cafe Curtains
These Green Batik Placemats have been used many times and been washed many times! I made these to match the theme of our kitchen!
Placemats are another simple project that is fun to make BECAUSE you can choose your own fabrics!
Kwik Sew K1135 Placemat Sewing Pattern, BunholdersSimplicity Sewing Pattern 5530 Home Decorating, One SizeButterick Patterns B5660 Apron, Hot Pads, Pot Holders, Place Mat, Napkin and Seat Cushion, All Sizes
Simple elastic waist pajama pants/shorts are what I recommend for a simple garment sewing project. The fabrics easiest to sew with are cotton, cotton blend or flannel. When you are looking for a pattern make sure to look at the fabric suggestions. I used to make pajama pants for all my boys for a traditional Christmas Eve gift.
Simplicity Creative Patterns New Look 6170 Toddlers’ and Child’s Pajamas, A (1/2-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8)Butterick Patterns B4647 Toddlers’/Children’s Nightgown, Pajama Top and Pants, Size CF (4-5-6)New Look Sewing Pattern 6847 Child Sleepwear, Size A (3-4-5-6-7-8)Simplicity Sewing Pattern 2831 Child/Girl Sleepwear, K5 (7-8-10-12-14)
TIME TO START ON YOUR OWN BEGINNING SEWING ADVENTURE!
There are many different fun sewing projects you can make but starting these projects would be easier if you learn the sewing basics. Visit the CLASSES Page on this site or find beginner sewing classes where you live. If you prefer to learn sewing in your own space and at your own pace, there are plenty of great books out there to help you. Here are a few beginner sewing books I have:
The Pattern-Free Home Accents Book has EASY fun sewing projects for your home.
Ten-Twenty-Thirty Minutes to SewEasy Singer Style Pattern-Free Home Accents: 15 Easy-Sew Projects that Build Skills, TooSimplicity Simply the Best Sewing Book: The Essential Reference for All Home Sewers
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