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Sewing Projects for Beginners

Updated on June 11, 2013

You just bought a sewing machine and have learned some basics. What caused you to start it? Whatever your reason is, you actually did a good job in trying to sew. There are a lot of benefits of having a sewing skill, and in fact, it can be part of your income. As beginners, you need simple projects and here are some of the things that you can do:

Pillow Case
Pillow Case | Source
$31.95 Cushion Covers Set
$31.95 Cushion Covers Set | Source

1. Pillow & Cushion Cover

Pillow and cushion covers are very simple and easy to make. When I first started sewing, I made a collection of cushion covers for my home. I have a set of purples, reds, greens, florals and abstracts. You name it. I made it as my home decor project.

For beginners like you, you can sew based on the cushion covers that you already have now. Take the measurement and start cutting the cloth by leaving a little bit for the hem. I suggest you to start with envelope cover first. Then, you can start sewing with the zipper.

Creativity is at the tips of your fingers. Some styles include ruffled, embellished and embroidered. You can get some inspirations from DIY sites and also Etsy.

$95 GINGHAM CHECK COTTON BOXER SHORTS
$95 GINGHAM CHECK COTTON BOXER SHORTS | Source

2. Boxer Pants

Either you're a guy or a girl, you can make your own boxer pants. The best thing is, you can wear or sell them. I made some of my boxer pants and I'm still wearing them until today. I sewn them with pockets, and also added some lace.

You can have your own boxer and you save a lot! Retail stores are selling cute / stylish boxer pants for $15 or more. Meanwhile, you can make a couples boxer pants for half the price.

For girls, you can add ribbons, and as for boys, you can have classic patterns or simple ones. You have the power to choose your designs. Enhance your wardrobe and collect all shades of colors. Maybe one day you can sell your designated boxer pants at flea market! Who knows!

Sleep tight
Sleep tight | Source

3. Pajama Pants

Once you've made your boxer pants, upgrade your skills to make pajama pants. They are similar and again you can choose your own materials. Isn't a silk pajama pants too expensive? Go buy your own silk and sew it for yourself.

As you get better in sewing, opt for embroidery and create your signature initials on your pants! It will be personal and you'll feel attached to it. Have your pajama with a drawstring so you can adjust the waist part.

Sometimes, your hunt for the most comfortable pair of pajama pants is a pain in the neck. You can't get your size. Maybe you're too tiny or extra large. You need your own size. There you go, sew your pajama pants to get the right fit.

Shop with a good bag! Save Planet Earth!
Shop with a good bag! Save Planet Earth! | Source

4. Grocery Bag

I love the idea of saving our mother Earth. As a responsible person, I try my best to help and reduce the usage of plastic bags. I recommend that you start to be part of this campaign as well - by designing your own grocery bags.

Find good materials and get matching straps for them. What I like about creating this is you can have multiples of them nicely folded in the main bag, then take them out at the counter when you're paying for the groceries. More interestingly, it is as if you went for an exclusive grocery store as you walk out! Be stylish and be green.

Muslin Cotton Drawstring Bags
Muslin Cotton Drawstring Bags | Source

5. Drawstring Bags

Whether you're a man or a woman, drawstring bags have numerous functions. You can use it for travelling or as a dust bag.

I like the idea of keeping my shoes in drawstring bags and have my initials on them. When I keep the shoes inside the bags, it seems like I bought them from the same store. Choose your favorite color and use long-lasting materials. Canvas is a good choice for a dust bag.

Fashionable drawstring bags are fancy too especially for girls. You can make cute totes. Or maybe use them as a gift bag rather than wrapping your presents during Christmas. What do you think?

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    • angryelf profile image

      angryelf 

      5 years ago from Tennessee

      Haha I'll try; as long as work doesn't swallow me :)

    • lolaestrella profile imageAUTHOR

      Dalila C 

      5 years ago from Denver, CO

      Do things that you love while you're still young. I had a great time when I was 22. Make use of your time and live to the fullest! Carpe diem!~

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      angryelf 

      5 years ago from Tennessee

      Only 22, but a very determined entrepreneurial mind to accompany me :) Every job I want consists of my own business. Eventually veterinary medicine! Thank you, and I wish you the best as well!

    • lolaestrella profile imageAUTHOR

      Dalila C 

      5 years ago from Denver, CO

      You're still very young I bet. Try to explore as many things as you can. I wish you all the best, angryelf~!

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      angryelf 

      5 years ago from Tennessee

      Haha might be a bit advanced for a beginner like me! My talents seem to consist mainly of writing :) We're going to see if I do well here for sure! :)

    • lolaestrella profile imageAUTHOR

      Dalila C 

      5 years ago from Denver, CO

      I always think that sewing is a great skill to master. Do you know that you can make your own handbag too? Just saying, maybe a leather handbag. Give it a go! And maybe you can make some money out of that too. *winky wink*

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      angryelf 

      5 years ago from Tennessee

      I was a beginner at sewing years ago, but never kept it up. Now I want to sew like 6 dozen pairs of pajama pants thanks to that suggestion!!! Addiction? Yes. Sad? I've not yet figured it out... haha

    • lolaestrella profile imageAUTHOR

      Dalila C 

      5 years ago from Denver, CO

      Congratulations for discovering a new skill! Yes, I agree that it's harder than it looks. You need a lot of practices. I like the thought of having reusable grocery bags. It's not only helpful but fancy. Good luck with your projects, Bebugabscond!

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      Melody Trent 

      5 years ago from United States

      I have just taken up sewing, and it is much harder than it looks! Thanks for the ideas. I would love to make my own reusable grocery bags!

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