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Easy Sewing

If you are new to sewing or just want a quick and easy project, try these sewing projects for beginners.

Round Placemat Beach Bag Tutorial
Create a fun beach bag out of round placemats with this easy step-by-step photo tutorial.

Types of Sewing Stitches
Here is a list of common stitches and how to make them.

70s Sewing Patterns
The days of disco don't have to die, as long as you're recreating some of those flashy 70's style with these sewing patterns. I've reviewed some of the most complete collections of patterns on the web so that you can get the right style for the right price.

60's Sewing Patterns
The 60's were full of hair, beads...and some wacky fashion. Get vintage 60's patterns to make your own authentic peace, love and style with these sites that deal in the real thing. I've checked out each site so you know where to look for the best price and selection.

What is a Zigzag Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag stitch by hand.

What is a Overcast Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.

What is a Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.

What is a Buttonhole Stitch?
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a Buttonhole stitch by hand.

What is a Blanket Stitch?
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.

Intermediate Sewing Projects
Here are some medium-difficulty sewing projects to advance your stitching know-how.

Beginner Sewing Projects
Picking up a needle for the first time can be intimidating. I'm here to let you know that sewing isn't all that difficult, and with a few stitches you can make some great styles. Here are some easy sewing projects for the first-timers out there.

Turn a T-Shirt into a Halter Top
Turn a t-shirt into a halter top with this complete photo tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.

Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
No patterns or sewing experience needed with these easy how-to instructions. This basic design lays the groundwork for creating all kinds of skirts.

How to Make a T-Shirt into a Tank Top
Use these no-sew instructions to make your t-shirt into a fitted tank top.

Pillowcase Skirt
How to Pillowcase Skirt. Learn to make a pillowcase skirt with this step-by-step photo tutorial.

Make a Booty Bag out of a Pair of Jeans
Follow these simple directions to make your own ‘booty bag’ out of a pair of jeans.

Make a Purse from a Placemat
Learn how to put together this easy purse made from a placemat. Simply follow these step-by-step instructions.

Make a Corset Top
Make a corset top. Learn how to make a corset style top with these step-by-step instructions.

Make a Purse out of T-Shirts
Make a cute purse out of two t-shirts with these easy step-by-step instructions. This is a great project for DIY fashion beginners.

How to Make an Apron Top
Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top. This is an easy project for anyone to try.

Make a Skirt Shorter
Learn how to make your skirt shorter with these quick and easy instructions.

Turn Pants into a Skirt
Old jeans can easily be turned into a cute mini skirt! Our Guide to Frugal Living shows us how to cut and stitch our way into a free skirt.

Turn Pants into Capri's
Easy step-by-step instructions to turn your pants into capri's.

Sew a Heart Patch on Your Pants
Learn how to sew an applique heart patch onto your clothing with these easy step-by-step instructions.

Sew an MP3 Pocket on Your Jeans
Sew an iPod pocket onto your jeans or a dress with this fast tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.

How to Make a Dress Out of a T-Shirt
How to Make a Dress Out of a T-Shirt. Learn how to make a dress using only a t-shirt and a few minutes with this complete photo tutorial designed by Rain Blanken.

Make a Belt Pouch
Learn how to make a pouch that will slide onto your belt. These photos and instructions will show you how to make a belt pouch in minutes.

DIY Television: Make Mittens from a Sweater
This cute video will show you how to felt a sweater in the dryer and turn it into a pair of fishy mittens.

Make A Beach Bag
This simple beach bag is great for beginners.

Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Fabric Wallet
You'll find a free pattern and directions for a wallet that has a coin section and credit card section here.

Sew a Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket
Traveling with cash can be risky. Hiding money in your bra has been done for a long time. Secure the cash in your bra with this simple to sew removable money hiding bra pocket.

Patchwork Pouch
This trendy patchwork pouch is quick to make and easy on the budget. A great beginner's sewing project.

Make a Placemat Clutch
Learn how to make a clutch out of a placemat with this easy step-by-step photo tutorial.

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