21 Beginner Sewing Projects to make Today! (2024)

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At HappiestCamper, we love bringing our readers cute and crafty sewing projects that make all our lives better. Sewing is such a fun skill to learn and has so many benefits. If you are just starting out on your sewing journey, the number of sewing projects you want to start is probably overwhelming. It can be confusing to know which projects are actually accessible to beginners and which aren’t. We’ve taken the guesswork out of your first steps toward this skillset with these 21 Beginner Sewing Projects! We have carefully curated this list to ensure your introduction to this wonderful craft is both fun and rewarding.

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Sewing as a skill has sew (see what I did there) many benefits. You can repair torn clothes for you or the kids, make a million useful little items to give away or keep for yourself, and even start a side hustle selling your creations. Whatever you decide to do, there is only one way to get better at sewing: KEEP SEWING! Get through these 21 beginner sewing projects and you won’t be a beginner for long. Let’s check them out!

Beginner Sewing Projects

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DIY Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Ladies! Quit wasting money on makeup remover pads. Make your own reusable ones at home and never run out. This would make a cute little gift for a birthday or bridal shower.

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How to Make a Microwave Bowl Cozy

No more playing hot potato reheating your food in the microwave with this beginner sewing project. This microwave bowl cozy is a great project to make extra of and give away as a gift.

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Jar Opener Easy Sewing Project

I wish I would have discovered this one a long time ago! These jar openers are one of my most used kitchen items and it easy so easy to make. This would be a great first project for a beginner.

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How to Sew an Infinity Scarf

This is a great beginner sewing project to tackle heading into the colder time of the year. Don't pay department store prices when you can pick a pattern you love and sew it for less.

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Easy DIY Messenger Bag Tutorial

This is a fun and simple beginner sewing project that anyone would have fun sewing. Grab your fabric your sewing machine and the free pattern and get to sewing.

Have a kid or grandkid that loves to read then make them this sewing project - a Reading pillow. It is a fun sew plus it has a cut pocket to store their books in.

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DIY Cord Keeper

We all can use some organization in our life. Why now sew this simple organization helper. The sewing pattern is free which make this the perfect beginner sewing project.

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How to Sew a Pillowcase

This list of beginner sewing projects wouldn't be complete without how to sew a pillow case. This is why this easy sew is included in the list.

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DIY Foldable Reusable Grocery Bags

With soo many grocery stores doing away with or charging for plastic bags it is time to sew a few of your own reusable grocery totes. This is a simple beginner sewing tutorial that you are sure to make over and over.

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Hanging Kitchen Towel Easy Sewing Project

This super functional hanging towel project everyone will love. This towel has a potholder for multi-use and it acts as the hanging device for the kitchen towel. Hang it on the oven and never be without a place to dry your hands.

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DIY Reusable Bowl Covers

This is one of the easiest projects on the whole list! These DIY bowl covers are the perfect beginner sewing project and can be done in 15 minutes or less! You'll finally have a cover for all your bowls.

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Easy DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain

Always seem to lose or leave your chapstick? Not anymore! This cute DIY chapstick holder keychain keeps your chapstick close and soft lips in your future.

Live near the beach, lake, or pool? This hand beach towel cover up is perfect. This easy sewing project turns any beach towel into a functional piece of clothing.

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Easy Scrapbook Paper Banner

Ok, this really is a beginner sewing project. This easy scrapbook paper banner is fun to make and easy to sew. Didn't know you could sew party decor, did you?

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How To Make A Double-sided Headband With Free Pattern

This sewing project is especially handy in the summer to keep all your hair out of your face. You can even add earsaver buttons for wearing the headband with a mask.

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RV Window Coverings for Temperature Control

Summer is a great time to be in an RV, but it can also be miserable. Sew your own RV window covers to help keep your space nice and cool in summer and warm in winter.

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Easy 5-Minute Wash Cloth Soap Holder

This is a great little item if you like to use bar soap instead of body wash. This Wash cloth soap holder can be made in as little as 5 minutes. You'll wish you made this sooner!

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Easy Apron Sewing Project from $1 Placemats

Wish you had an apron for gardening and other outdoor activities? You can make your own by upcycling some super cheap placemats! Grab your supplies and checkout this mega cheap beginner sewing project

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Easy DIY Fabric Coasters

Keep your surfaces free of water rings with these cute DIY fabric coasters! This is a fun project to start your sewing journey on and you can customize them endless to fit your space and style. I love this beginner sewing project as you can apply your own creativity.

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Easy DIY Laptop Sleeve

Laptop sleeve can be expensive. Make your own and save! Plus, you can customize to make it look as cute as you like. Fun project to make for Dad.

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Sew Handmade Cloth Napkins

Feeling fancy? This Handmade Cloth Napkins are right up your alley. Pick your patterns and colors and get ready to be a little more eco-friendly.

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How to Sew a Scrunchie

It is just me, or are like a million of these in my way until I need one. This beginner sewing tutorial shows you how to make your own. My two girls love picking out fabrics for their new scrunchies.

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How to Sew a Dog Bandana

This next sewing project is aimed at the four-legged member of the family. Your furry friend will look classy as ever in their new bandana. This is a great starter project because you don't have to worry about negative feedback from the end user. 🙂

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How to Sew a Potholder

Somehow I always seem to lose my potholders. So much that I have been making my own. Don't overpay for cute designs when you can make some yourself and save.

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How to Sew a Face Mask

Dom't trust store-bought masks and materials? Make your own face make with this easy beginner sewing project. My daughter has been making some. If she can do it, so can you.

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How to Sew a Japanese Knot Bag with Free Pattern

Ever seen a Japanese Knot bag? This super cute and functional bag makes an amazing option for a purse or simply a new bag for a quick trip to the store. It's an easy beginner sewing project to sew and even comes with a free pattern, which is super helpful if you are new to sewing.

We hope you enjoyed these 21 Beginner Sewing Projects. We here at HappiestCamper love helping people discover their love of sewing. It is a wonderful skill to develop and has so many wonderful uses. It can be intimidating to start, but our hope is that these easy sewing projects help you get started on your journey. Head over to your sewing machine, grab some thread, some clips, and get started! Which projects and crafts will you tackle? Be sure to let us know which ones you make!

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If you liked these 21 beginner sewing projects, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make it take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices others make.

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