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Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Learn to sew while you expand your wardrobe.


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.

1. Pillowcase Skirt

Pillowcase Skirt
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Recycle a pillowcase to make a sweet skirt. This is the easiest skirt to make because it's practically already made for you. The top of the pillowcase already has a drawstring casing and the sides are already sewn.

2. Transform Jeans into a Purse

Turn Jeans into a Purse
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This popular bag is made from the booty of a pair of jeans. Known as the ‘booty bag’, it already comes with lots of pockets to hold just about everything. This is a great way to recycle old pants or shorts into something new and chic. Follow these simple directions to make your own ‘booty bag’.

3. Make a Fleece Anime Hat

Fleece Anime Hat
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Anime hats are cute ways to keep your head warm. There are so many different faces and expressions to make, your hat is sure to look original.

4. Video: Make Mittens from a Sweater

Sweater Mittens
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An old wool sweater is a terrible thing to waste. Why not turn it into a pair of mittens you can design any way you want? Find out how to make a cozy pair of mittens in a snap.

5. Turn a Sock into a Wristband

Sock Wristband
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Socks get holes in them all the time. They also have a great ability to lose their match. Making a wristband puts these lone and torn socks to good use.

6. Stitch a Halter Top

T-Shirt Halter Top
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How do you make a halter top? Just take your t-shirt to a daring new level. This halter top gives your shirt a more feminine shape, and only takes a few minutes to complete.

7. Upcycle a Placemat Purse

Place mat Purse
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There are so many cute cloth placemats at the thrift store that don't quite complete a full set. Put these to good use. Making a purse out of a placemat takes just a few minutes.

8. Hem Pants to Make Capri's

Hem Pants into Capri's
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These capri’s are so simple to make, you may never buy another pair. Minimal sewing experience is required for this project.

9. No Sew Clothing

T-Shirt Tank Top
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You don't need stitching skills to make these fun and easy fashions. Turn a T-shirt into a tank top, craft cozy wrap, make fingerless gloves from a pair of sleeves and more.

10. Intermediate Level Sewing Projects

Intermediate Sewing Projects
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After you've conquered some of these beginner projects, it's time to take your stitching skills to the next level with these intermediate projects.
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