10 Easiest Free Sewing Patterns

Starting with an easy sewing project is a great way to learn to sew. Those same simple projects are a great way to revive your spirits when you just need to sew something without getting into a complex sewing project.

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    Envelope Back Pillow
    Envelope Back Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    These easy to follow directions walk you through creating a simple, washable cover for your throw pillows.

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    A Simple Potholder That Works Like a BBQ Mitt
    A Simple Potholder. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    These are my favorite potholders! The padding is removable so they stay new looking wash after wash, and use up my scraps of fabric.

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    Pocket Tissue Cover
    Pocket Tissue Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This easy project makes a great stocking stuffer and uses up your fabric scraps. A slit front style is a simple cover ready to use for tissues or create an envelope style that works well to keep feminine products discreetly hidden in your pocketbook.

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    Finished Tote Bag
    Finished Tote Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple to sew project ends with a usable tote bag for groceries or for travel!  I've never met anyone who couldn't use another tote bag, especially at vacation time!

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    Finished Paint Brush Roll
    Finished Paint Brush Roll. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple to sew, roll up tool holder is a great way to tote your tools to class or keep them secure at home.

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    Hood Scarf
    Hood Scarf. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Convert a strip of fleece to make a useful scarf and hat in one. This project is a great way to keep a little one's head and neck warm with one simple garment.

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    Grocery Bag Caddy
    Grocery Bag Caddy. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This grocery bag caddy is a great way to keep your used plastic bags at hand to re-use them. Make one to match any room!
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    One Yard Apron

    One Yard Apron Cutting Diagram
    Cutting Diagram for a One Yard Apron. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This project only uses one yard of fabric and is all straight sewing. A great learn to sew project!

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    Hair Scrunchies
    Scrunchie. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When my daughters were young, I would take a day or two and make bags full of hair scrunchies. I was always ready to replace the ones they lost that way!

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    Sachets

    This simple sewing project uses very little fabric and scraps of trim to create a great little gift or package decoration. Make them with lavender from your garden or a dot of essential oils on old potpourri.