17 Adorable and Easy Beginner Sewing Projects for the Home

17 Adorable and Easy Beginner Sewing Projects for the Home

Did you just buy or get a cool sewing machine that you’d just love to break in with a fabulous project? It’s always exciting to play around with a nice new toy – whether it’s actually brand new or a hand-me-down.

Sewing is such a fun activity that not only hones your skills but gives you lots of satisfying end-products that you will enjoy and even give as gifts. There are literally thousands of projects that you can make with this nifty skill!

We know it can be tempting to jump in and create a super-complicated project like dresses (that we’ve always wanted to have but couldn’t afford) or sofa slipcovers, etc – because sometimes we feel invincible and why aim low? But, diving into a huge project can be daunting and stressful for newbies. It’s always a good idea to start small, simple and easy. This way you can get the hang of the basics of sewing – such as reading patterns, picking fabric, how to use your sewing machine and cutting.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with starting small. These small projects may not seem like much at the beginning, but you’ll notice that you will pick up things that will help you become better at sewing.

These easy beginner sewing projects are also super adorable and useful projects you can use in your home. Check out the fantastic list we’ve currated below.


Seat Cushions

Here’s are really fun and easy way to take your next backyard gathering to the next level. Learn how to make these fun and functional seat cushions.

Via Brit + Co



How to Sew Lined Back-Tab Curtains

This process is not hard at all but there’s quite a few steps – but oh so worth it. Best completed accompanied by wine.

Via View Along the Way



How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

Are you feeling like it’s time to add a fun pop of color to your living room?  One of the easiest ways to do it (without a ton of color commitment) add some new throw pillows to your sofa!

Via Hey There Home



Re-Purposed Sweater Pillows

Pillows are a wonderful way to cozy-up your home during the winter months! Here’s an inexpensive and easy way to take an un-loved, chunky knit sweater and turn it into a cozy re-purposed sweater pillow for your home.

Via Tidbits



Fabric Bins

This is a great project for beginners – If you can sew a straight line, you can make these!!

Via Birch Fabrics



Fabric Feather Dish Towel

These pretty feather dish towel is super easy to make up, and a perfect addition to any kitchen.

Via Flamingo Toes



Cloth Napkins

This is a great project for the beginning sewist which results in something pretty and useful that can be whipped up in less than an hour. Cloth napkins are environmentally friendly and would make great hostess gifts, a great addition to your Sunday dinner or the perfect touch to your Summer picnic!

Via Kirtsy.com


DIY Shower Curtain

This Land of Nod inspired shower curtain is a quick sewing project to whip up.  It’s whimsical, fun and colorful.

Via Beckham and Belle



DIY Dropcloth Rug

For a little of your time and about $40 (or less)  you can make an awesome new floor covering.

Via Very Paige



Vintage Inspired Apron

Learn how to make this lovely vintage inspired apron with this easy two part tutorial.

Via The Bold Abode



Reversible Table Runner

Is your table still missing the finishing touch – a cute table runner! This project is fun and easy – perfect even for beginners!

Via School of Decorating



Drawstring Laundry Bag

Keep organized and in style by making a drawstring laundry bag as decorative as it is functional. Use it for daily laundry, a vacation staple or give it away a housewarming gift for those headed off to dorm living or a first apartment.

Via eHow



Hammock Chair

Create your own little retreat from the chaos of your family and make the perfect place to hang out (literally) and enjoy a book.

Via A Beautiful Mess



Curtains from Vintage Scarves

If your scarf stash is getting a bit out of control, this could be the perfect project for you!

Via Apartment Therapy



Bed Skirt from a Flat Sheet

This bed skirt made from a flat can be whipped up in less than two hours. You may never buy a premade bedskirt again!

Via Driven by Decor


Oven Mitt

Here’s a pretty and practical sewing project – the oven mitt. Hope you find the time to make some for yourself or as presents for friends and family.

Via Gingercake



Fabric Heart Coasters

These cute heart coaster would make a perfect gift for your mom, sister, or a friend on Valentine’s Day. They’d also be a great hostess gift anytime of the year!

Via Thirty Handmade Days


With these great sewing projects, decorating your home will be easier than ever. Before you know it, you’ll have beautiful custom decor and have developed a fun and practical new skill.

If you start finding yourself falling in love with sewing, you may be interested in our gold toned sewing machine necklace. It’s a unique piece that makes a statement.  This fun, quirky necklace is no doubt a conversation starter.

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