10 Beginner Friendly Sewing Projects | Madam Sew

10 Beginner Friendly Sewing Projects

Have you finally taken up sewing? Irresistible to be able to make your own unique stuff, isn’t it?
Well, here are some beginner sewing projects for you as well as some very cool DIY sewing tutorials! Now finish that project in no time with these step by step guidelines.

We hope you enjoy these fun and simple sewing projects. Do let us know which ones you try out first.

1) iPad sleeve

Not only is this an easy sewing project, but it gets full marks for the utility. Marketplace iPad covers can not only get expensive, but they can also get too boring and common. So why not run by to the nearest fabric store and buy some quirky fabric for a unique iPad cover of your own? If you can stitch in a straight line, then this would be very easy for you to make. If not, then it’s still the perfect project to practice these skills!

2) Drawstring Bag

This cute fabric drawstring bag can be used for things like toys, a mini diaper bag and more. It’s a great baby shower gift! Plus it’s a great sewing project for beginners.

Bonus tip: Use these heat erasable gel marking pens to mark the perfect lines for your bag!

3) DIY Fabric Phone Charging Station

Chances are, if you have a smart phone, you’ve found yourself at one point or another struggling to find a safe place to charge it. This sewing project is a perfect solution for keeping a charging phone protected while also stowing away the cord in a tidy fashion. The easy to follow tutorial also comes with a free pattern. Now that’s a win-win!

4) Easy Tote Bag

Who doesn’t love a tote bag? With only straight lines to sew, this bag is a perfect easy sewing project for beginners.

5) Transparent Vinyl Zipper Pouch

It is fun to have special bags for taking trips or sewing classes. With a cute sewing motif and a clear vinyl bottom, you can easily see what is inside while showing your love of sewing.

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6) DIY Sunglasses Case

Protecting your sunglasses is a must. While the sunglass case that you get along with your sunglasses may do the job well, but they can often be bulky to carry around. So why not make an easy to carry case yourself? {Plus, it’s cuter too}

7) Twisted Headband

Store bought headbands can be uncomfortable at times. So, why not make your own?
This easy to make headband can be worn in a number of ways: twist to the side, over the forehead, or to pull your hair back.

8) Circle Zip Earbud Pouch

Raise your hands if you’ve ever had trouble locating your earphones! Or if you always find them in a tangled mess. This earbud pouch is a hero - it will protect those precious earbuds with a sense of style. Plus, it’s also a great gift idea.

9) Chambray Brumby Skirt

If you’re looking to start off with sewing clothes, then this is the perfect project for you. This slightly gathered skirt with deep curved pockets and a tall waistband is a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
The easy to use pattern in this tutorial is by Megan Nielsen.

10) DIY Modern Apron

This project is a great way to practice sewing straight and clean lines. It is also perfect for practicing stitching on different fabrics such as linen and leather! Keep it for yourself, or use it as a perfect gift for any upcoming housewarming parties.

Do let us know if you liked our selection of beginner-friendly sewing tutorials, and if you ended up trying any of these projects.

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I love sewing always have but for some i have a short term memory loss so i need a easy patterns laid out in front of me in step by step how toos


I sew and quilt, however have never tried bras or panties. With the cost of these necessities so high, I wondered if anyone has tried making these?

Judy Johnson

I love sewing many different types of projects from quilts to pouches to just a small bit of garments. (I still have the most trouble garment sewing – making a pattern actually fit me, etc.) So, I would have to say my favorite types of projects are the functional things that I can use day to day. I am also teaching my neighbor girl (who is 12) to sew so I loved this post about easy beginner projects. Keep ’em coming! :)


Can I use a rotary cutter for dressmaking and would I need a cutting board?

Janet Norrie

I would like to print these topics out. Can you tell me where to go to do this?

Judy Watts

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