The New Year has me thinking a lot about beginnings. I have been planning out the things I’d like to learn and do this year. If learning to sew (or improving your existing sewing skills) is on your “to do” list for the New Year I thought I’d see if I can help you out a little bit. I get asked a lot what would be a good project to tackle for someone who is a beginning seamstress. I’ve spent the last few weeks going through my archives and visiting the websites of some of my favorite sewing friends and have rounded up more than 50 Fun Beginner Sewing Projects for you. If you like this list then you may also like this list of 45 Recommended Beginner Quilting Projects.
If you are just learning to sew I have a few tips for you before you actually get started with one of these tutorials.
Take a few minutes and read the directions start to finish before you start. Make sure you understand each step.
Take your time when cutting out and prepping your fabric. Precisely cut pattern pieces and well pressed fabric will make a world of difference in the outcome of your finished project.
If you mess up, don’t worry. You’re a beginner and just remember, EVERYONE was a beginner at some point. You can only improve with more practice. Messing up is a sign that you are trying.
Have Fun. My firsts sewing projects were a disaster! I used to go through my Grandmas scrap bin and make clothes for my Barbie dolls! You should have seen those clothes (eeekk)! Even though they were far from perfect, I had a great time making them and it helped to instill a love of sewing in me at a young age. So just relax, this is supposed to be fun!
Now onto our list!
50+ Fun and Simple Beginner Sewing Projects
25- Scrappy Skirt Sewing Tutorial