6 Simple Sewing Projects For Beginners

Sewing is an important but tricky life skill, here are some fun ideas with instructions on how to get started
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With thrift flipping and DIYs all around, we have rediscovered the importance of sewing as a skill. Being able to create your own clothes, and bring your designs and style to life, is a great feeling. However, before getting to that stage, you need to learn the basics. 

Learning how to sew can be a little difficult. Your first few projects might not look great or fit right.  That can be very demotivating and may feel like a waste of time. 

Here are a few basic tips to consider as a beginner at sewing:

To keep you going on your sewing journey, follow the steps to make these simple sewing projects: 

1. Scrunchies

Scrunchies are stylish, convenient, and most importantly, very easy to make.

All you need to make scrunchies: 

Supplies for making scrunchies

Steps to making scrunchies:

Steps to make a scrunchy

2. Circle Skirts 

Circle skirts are probably the quickest and easiest garment to make. This project is a great way to practice cutting patterns and hemming.  I recommend practicing on a doll first, to get a hang of the fabric cutting.

All you need to make a circle skirt:

Steps to make a circle skirt:

Folding Pattern for a circle skirt
Cutting a circle skirt 

3. Cushions 

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Who doesn't love cushions! They can spice up any room and happen to be very easy to make. 

All you need to make a cushion:

Steps to make a cushion:

4. Mermaid Tail Blanket 

This project is a great way to reuse old blankets and practice sewing.

All you need to make a mermaid tail:

Steps to make a mermaid tail blanket:

A pattern for Mermaid Tail Blanket 

5.Travel makeup bag 

A cute pouch to carry small makeup items is a great way to stop them from getting lost. 

All You need to make a travel makeup bag: 

Steps to make a makeup bag

Steps to make a travel makeup bag:

6. Travel toiletries kit 

Toiletries tend to get lost in large bags, but it is super easy to create a small pouch to hold them in place. 

All you need to make a toiletries kit: 

Steps to make a toiletries kit:

Simple sewing pattern for a travel kit
DIY Travel kit for toiletries 

All of these projects will help you practice the basic facets of sewing, including sewing straight lines, hemming, creating channels, cutting, and more. They don't have to be perfect, but these practice projects leave you with a small token for your effort. 

So, get sewing!

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