Simple sewing projects don't have to actually look simple. Some beginner projects look like they may have taken days to complete when in fact they only took a few minutes to an hour.
I have gathered together some wonderful projects that are suited to beginners who want to show off the skills they have already learned, and practice on those new sewing skills to slowly become an intermediate sewist.
If you missed the first post on our "Sewing Projects For Beginners" series, here it is:
I hope you enjoy this week's project! Don't forget to let me know what you think and give me some blog love. 😉
1. Pillow Bed
The pillow bed looks complicated to make. Yet, in actuality, it is just four pillow covers sewn together. Making a pillow cover is one of those fast and simple crafts that just about any beginner can make.
So don't become intimidated with this project. The pillow bed is the perfect project to take on as all your kids will be stuffing their extra pillows into this bed and lounging on the floor as they play, read and listen to music.
2. Pencil Pouch
With school already in full swing, the kids are starting to lose their pencils, pens, erasers and other items that they need for classes.
This handy pencil pouch will let them find all their writing instruments as this pouch can be stuffed in book bags and lockers. You can make the pencil pouch yourself without spending a ton of money on flimsy plastic pouches.
Let your kids practice more on their sewing skills and make this project with them or you can ask them pick out the fabric colors and designs and you can have it completed in 15 minutes before they leave to catch the school bus.
3. Cord Keeper
Looking for a project that can be functional, stylish and done in a matter of minutes? Try this simple cord keeper craft.
The cord keeper will let you sort out all those headphone cords, smartphone cords, USB cords and other small cords that get tangled up in junk drawers or on top of tables. One smart idea is to color coordinate the cord keeper projects so each person in your family has a specific color assigned to them. So they know which cords are theirs based on the cord keeper color.
4. Hooded bath towel
You probably have some old towel sets in the linen closet that you don't want to get rid of, yet nobody uses. You can give them new life by turning them into a hooded bath towel.
All you need are two towels and the matching hand towel that will become the hood. These hooded bath towels are perfect to coax the kids out of the tub after their bath. It would also make a great towel robe for the pool area.
5. Fat Quarter Turtle
This adorable little turtle would make a great gift for kids and adults. It could even be used as a pin cushion.
This fat quarter turtle is a good way for a beginner sewist to learn how to do patchwork craft projects as well as some hand sewing if one of the kids is using the sewing machine right now. Its small size would also make a good stocking stuffer for the holidays.
All of the featured sewing projects come with downloadable patterns and easy-to-follow instructions so you can get started immediately. Get out the sewing machine and get to crafting as you will be able to create sewing projects for your family, friends and loved ones.