Easy Simple 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 a very simple beginner sewing project! 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!
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!
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.
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. 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:
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