28 Easy Beginner Sewing Projects You Can Make Today! (2024)

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One of the hardest things about starting to sew is knowing which projects to start with. I decided to put together a list of Easy Beginner Sewing Projects that you can make today! These are not just practice sewing projects either, these are projects that make great gifts as well. It doesn’t matter if you have never sewn before and this will be your first sewing craft, that is ok as I guide you with my step-by-step sewing projects with details and images to make sure you can make the project. I take all my decades of sewing experience and share it with you in each and every post. So if there is a sewing tip or trick to help make a project easier I share it as I want you to succeed on your sewing journey. I hope these projects inspire you to sew more often as well as have fun doing it.

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Easy Beginner Sewing Projects

Don't put off starting to sew any longer give any one of these beginner sewing projects a try today! These projects all have step-by-step instructions with pictures to make it easy to follow and sew. Before you know it you will be sewing like an expert! Start your sewing journey today.

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Reusable Snack Bag Sewing Project

Everyone loves to snack so why not sew your own snack bags. These make a great beginner sewing project that helps you learn the basics. In the end, you end up with several cute snack bags as well.

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Eco-friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

These are so quick and easy to make that these were one fo the first projects that I had sewn and then gifted to someone and they loved it. This is a simple sewing project that anyone can sew and be proud of it.

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How to Make a Pocket Pillow

Put a smile on the kids faces with this easy sewing project. While this is a Beginner sewing project I will let you know if you have never sewn before you may want to try a smaller project first that way you don't waste fabric. This is one of my favorites that I have made and once you make it you will understand.

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Sew a Hooded Towel for Baby the Easy Way!

Have a kid or know someone expecting that you can make this adorable hooded towel for them. This project is very straight forward and in the end, you have a soft and warm hodded towel to use on your own kids or to give to a friend. I love making these for friends that are expecting.

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How to Make a Beginner Scrunchie

If you are like my household you can never have too many scrunchies around. That's why I am sharing this sewing project with you so you can make your own custom scrunchies for yourself or your daughters so they will stop stealing yours.

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Sew Rice Hand Warmers

Need to keep those hands warm on those cool fall or winter nights? This is a fun sewing project that will help keep you warm on those evenings. This truly is a beginner sewing project that anyone can make with some spare fabric and a little bit of time.

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How to Sew a Fabric Bow

Boys and girls both love bows. Boys want them so they can look sharp on their shirt while girls may prefer them for their hair, the best part is that you can sew them custom bows for any occasion. Follow the step-by-step tutorial with pictures to make your own Fabric bow.

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Sew a Plastic Bag Dispenser

I used to have a plastic bag full of plastic bags but I got tired of it and made this adorable plastic bag dispenser. This helped turn a plastic eye sore into something I am proud to have hanging in my kitchen or pantry. I show you how to sew this simple to make plastic bag dispenser!

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Quick to Sew Pencil Holder

If you are like my kids you can never find a pencil or pen because they are left everywhere. I decided to help fix this problem by sewing a few Fabric pencil holders and now we know were our pens and pencils are if only the kids will put them in them. Enjoy this easy beginner sewing project.

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Scented Mug Rug a Beginner Sewing Projects

We have all seen and even used a mug rug, aka a fabric coaster. I wanted to take it up a notch and make it scented. This way when you put your warm drink on it a beautiful aroma of your chosing is released to freshen up any room. Start sewing this easy to follow sewing tutorial today.

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DIY Dog Ornament

Do you love dogs or know someone that loves dogs? Then sew them this cute DIY dog ornament this afternoon. Choose out a cute fabric and get to sewing by following my step by step directions. I love how these came out!

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Homemade Heating Pad

If you are like me as you get older you happen to have aches more often. Due to this I decided to sew my very own heating pad. This east sew project was fun and easy to make. I even made a few to give to my neighbors.

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DIY Easy Spa Towel Wrap

This Easy spa towel wrap was one of my first beginner sewing projects to make and share. While many of my projects don't come out perfect. I take the time and learn from them and improve my sewing as i continue to try. Give this sewing project a try today.

Are you expecting or know someone that is? Then make this large baby block rattle. This baby block rattle is a fun sew that makes a great gift. Perfect as a baby shower gift that even the baby will enjoy. Start with this Beginner sewing project as it is easy and fun to make.

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Upcycled Flannel Hankies

When possible I try to reuse fabric if it is in good condition. In this case I decided to upcycle some flannel to make hankies. This is a great sewing project to work on simple stright lines.

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DIY Knee Pad for Gardening

If you are like me when you are outside you get tired of kneeling in the dirt or getting your pants dirty. With this simple to sew knee pad you can keep that dirt on the ground and not on you. Plus you can make it stuff as thick or as soft as you desire.

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Bath Mitt with Soap Pocket Sewing Project

I got tired of hunting for the soap in the bottom of the tub when I was bathing my kids so I decided to sew a solution. A bath mitt with a soap pocket to make bath time with my kids easier. Just takes a few minutes and some fabric to make this easy bath mitt with soap pocket.

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Easy Pillowcase Bag Upcycle

Could you use a new bag and do you have some cute pillowcases lying around? Put them to use and make this easy beginner sewing project that turns that pillowcase into and adorable bag you can use daily.

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Clothespin Bag (Or Peg Bag)

I got tired of hunting around for my clothespin when I put some of my clothes out to dry in the sun. Yes I still dry some of my clothes by the sun. It's free and I love the outdoorsy smell it gives them. But I hated losing my clothespins so I decided to sew a bag to keep them in.

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Stretchy Headband to Sew

Me and my daughters are always needing a way to keep our hair out of our face and pulled back. So I decided to make us some adorable headbands. Theses are so simple and fun to sew you will make several for dfferent occasions.

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Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial

I know some people think about what would I do with a fabric basket but for me, I have found tons of uses for fabric baskets. I share with you how you can make your own. The best part is you can choose the fabric and make it match your decor and make them as a gift filed with goodies.

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Simple Shirred Dress for Girls

One of my daughters is always seeing me sew and said mom could you make me a dress. I said sure I can and that's how I created this Beginner sewing project to sew a simple dress for girls. When I was done my daughter loved it.

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DIY Sherpa Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Sometimes you just need a warm scarf! That was the inspiration for this easy sewing project as I had plenty of light scarfs but .wanted one when the cold wind blew I was still warm and toasty around my neck. I share with you step by step on how to make a Sherp Intinify Scarf.

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Simple Reversible Placemats Sewing Tutorial

I have found with my kids running around I can never have too many placemats. So I decided to sew myself several sets of placemats. These are a perfect new home or RV gift as well. Choose some cute fabric and start sewing these today.

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Make Elastic Bowl Covers to Save Food

Whenever we have a picnic I break out these elastic bowl covers to keep the bugs away from our food. Almost every trip we get asked where I got them from and of course, with a smile on my face I tell them I made them myself. Now you can too with this easy to following sewing proejct.

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Hanging Mesh Produce Bags for Storage

I know there are many mesh bag sewing tutorials out there but I wanted to make one that was fun and functional. I don't want my bags sitting in the bottom of a draw but to be multipurpose and useful! So I share with you this Easy beginner sewing project so you can make your own!

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DIY Christmas Stocking Wine Dispenser

Everyone who loves wine will love this Christmas stocking. This is a simple sew to make a Christmas stocking wine dispenser. I have given several of these as a gift to friends who love to drink wine. Sew this project today and gift it as a gift with their favorite wine already in it.

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How to Make Knot Bow Scrunchies

I know I can always use another scrunchie but my girls didn't want just a regular scrunchie. I decided to make them knot bow scrunchies and they loved them. This truly is a great beginner sewing project that with a little time and some fabric that anyone can sew. Start making yours today.

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