This short list is chock full of simple sewing projects. Need to sew something that doesn't take a lot of fabric or pattern pieces? This is the list for you! I've compiled some sewing projects that are easy and great for beginners. These are great for scrap busting and make wonderful gifts, too!
Projects to Sew:
We all need keychains for our keys or extra sets of keys. You can increase the length of this to make a wristlet or lanyard as well.
Fold one end over the ring about 1/2".
Sorry for the blurry photos, my camera was mad at me. ;)
Bring the opposite edge up and under the folded edge. You'll hide the raw edge under the folded edge. Use a clip to keep them together.
Sew a few rows of stitching making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. That's it! You're done!
Add your keys and show off your new keychain. Sew simple, right??
You can make this into a neck lanyard as well. Drape a measuring tape around the back of your neck and bring the end to the front to get your desired length. Add 2" for the folded edge.
You can also make this as a wristlet keychain.
Choose between a thin Rockabilly headband or a wide Pinup style headband to sew. Or, make them both. A gal needs options, right?
3. Zipper Bag
Follow this blog post for an easy zipper pouch. Increase the size and length to make it larger. These make great essential oil pouches, pencil cases, wet bags, etc.
4. Apple Watchband Scrunchie
Click here for the blog post and directions to give your Apple Watch a little more personalization. You can find the watch magnets on Amazon. These are very easy to sew. Make one of these for yourself or as a gift along with a new Apple watch.
5. Fabric Storage Basket
We all have stuff. Too much stuff. And, all that stuff needs a home. Storage baskets and bins are perfect for small items that need some organization in their lives. You can customize these by increasing the size to accommodate larger items. Click here for the smaller size that's great for a beginner basket.
Make a pillow for your bed or couch. Make some small pillows for kids to use too. Pillows are easy as pie to sew. Follow this Blog post and make all the pillows your little heart desires.
These aren't great scrap busters because they do take larger pieces of fabric. Although, you could use a different front and back piece to use up scraps you have on hand.
7. Small Purse
Small purses or handbags are great for a day out. Little girls love having their own purse, too.
Follow this tutorial to make a small sized purse that is completely customizable for you or your gift recipient.
8. Advent Calendar
Get a head start on holiday sewing with this easy tutorial for making an Advent Calendar. It's a good scrap buster to use up those holiday fabric pieces. You could alter this to make a Birthday countdown calendar or countdown for a wedding, other holiday, etc. It will take a large piece of fabric for the front and back main panels but, you can use scraps for the smaller pieces.
9. Hair Scrunchie
Is it scrunchie or scrunchy? My daughter even calls them a "scrunch". Either way, we all love them! They are comfortable to wear and claim to be healthier for your hair than rubber bands alone. A handmade scrunchie will accessorize your outfit and put a smile on your head. Not really, but just go with it. ;) They also keep the hair off your neck while sleeping, cleaning, or sewing. ;)
As with most things that are mentioned above, you can increase/decrease the length and width of the fabric strip to make these larger and fluffier or shorter and thinner.
*I personally like this exact size. I've made a few in different lengths and widths for my daughters but, they love the fluffier size too.
Hooray! Now you can make tons for yourself, or as gifts for everyone you know. Yay for hair scrunchies!! The 80s and 90s knew what they were doing.
I hope you've enjoyed these Simple Sewing projects. Share this post with your other sewing friends. These are all pretty easy which makes them great beginner sewing projects.
Thanks for hanging out today. If you make one of these Simple Sewing projects, tag me on Instagram, @sewingtothemoon I'd love to see what you create.
Hi there, I'm Annette and I love eating and sewing. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea with me, but not next to my machine because I'd probably spill it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.
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