33 Sewing Machine Ideas for Beginners

Just got a new sewing machine but not sure where to begin? These projects are all ideal starting points for a beginner to use on their machine, so pick your favourite and get threading!


easy pajama bottoms

5 Seam Pajama Trousers by While He Was Napping

women's boxer style shorts

Easy Women’s Boxer Shorts by Jessica Abbott

infinity scarf

How to Make an Infinity Scarf by Melly Sews

jersey basic maxi skirt

Easy DIY Maxi Skirt by Stilettos and Diapers

simple stretch pencil skirt

Simple Stretch Pencil Skirt by Elena Rosa Brown

simple circle skirt

Simple Circle Skirt by Merrick’s Art

sewing skirt fat quarters how to

How to Make a Summer Fun Fat Quarter Skirt by Miss Libby Rose

tee tunic

Breezy Tee Tunic by It’s Always Autumn

simple kimono top in chiffon

How to Sew a Kimono Top by Polka Dot Chair

How to Make Applique Patches #applique #patches #sewing #diy #mend #easy #beginner #fatquarter

How to Make Applique Patches by Juliet Bawden and Amanda Russell

Home Accessories

fabric placemat

Fabric Placemat by Andy Isaacs

simple pillowcase

Conkerr Cancer Pillowcase by Made Every Day

fabric covered seat pad

How to Make a Seat Pad by Andy Isaacs

envelope cushion

Easy Envelope Cushion by Delia Creates

simple bunting

How to Make Bunting by Caroline Giles

How to Make an Elephant Cushion #elephant #cushion #fatquarter #sewing #beginner

How to Make an Elephant Cushion by Kathi Smith

diy oilcloth tablecloth with ricrac edge

DIY Oilcloth Tablecloth by Susan Phillips

sewing machine cover

How to Make a Sewing Machine Cover by Caroline Giles

easy cloth napkins

Easy Cloth Napkins by Kirtsy

hanging dish towel

Simple Hanging Dishtowel by One Good Thing

fabric coaster

Fabric Heart Coasters by Thirty Handmade Days


fabric buckets

Fabric Bins by Birch Fabrics

How to Sew a Mini Beanbag Pouf #sewing #easy #beginner #fatquarter #beanbag

How to Sew a Mini Beanbag Pouf by Miss Libby Rose


How to Sew a Sunglasses Case #sewing #sunglasses #case #beginner #fatquarter

How to Sew a Sunglasses Case by Miss Libby Rose

chevron stripe fabric gift bag

Reversible, Reusable Gift Bag by Then She Made It

reversible fabric headband

Reversible Headbands by The Long Thread

fabric scrunchies

Scrunchie Tutorial by Ikatbag

Peter Rabbit Bib

How to Make a Peter Rabbit Bib by Andy Isaacs

simple tote bag

Easy Tote Bag Tutorial by Crazy Little Projects

bandana bibs

Bandana Bib Tutorial by Applegreen Cottage

drawstring bag

Drawstring Bag Project by Brit & Co

Frog with grass

How to Make a Beanbag Frog 

fabric shoelaces

Fabric Shoelaces by Me Sew Crazy

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3 responses to “33 Sewing Machine Ideas for Beginners”

  1. Lia Griffith says:

    Thanks for featuring my oil cloth bag! We have a resident Brit in our office who tells us great things about HobbyCraft so it’s an honour to be featured here! Thanks Amy 🙂

  2. Amy,

    thanks so much for featuring my bandana bib tutorial, you’ve made my day!

  3. Foxy Mosh says:

    I have tried in vain to find the link for the free pattern for breezy tunic to no avail…disappointed

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