Free Sewing Projects for Learning to Sew

The Starting Place for Beginners

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These projects are geared to an individual who has little to no sewing experience. They require basic straight sewing, very few curves and very little in sewing equipment.
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    Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket
    Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    All straight sewing creates a great safe way to hide money when a woman is traveling.

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

    This simple to sew project ​works like a slip cover for your throw pillows so they can be easily laundered.

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    Tote Bag Style Purse
    Tote Bag Style Purse. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This tote has embellished edges which make it easily able to be used as a pocketbook.

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    An Insulating Can Wrap
    Can Wrap. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Straight sewing, sewing layers and attaching hook and loop tape, create an item that will keep juice boxes and cans cold.

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    Fabric Shawl
    Fabric Shawl. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This simple to sew shawl will teach you how to line a simple garment.
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    Paint Brush Roll
    Paint Brush Roll. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This project will keep your tools secure and protected... and only requires straight sewing.

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    Flanged Pillow Sham
    Flanged Pillow Sham. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    A flanged pillow sham is easy to sew when you learn how to sew a straight line.

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    Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm
    Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Combining two fabrics and sewing straight lines is all you need to create a blanket that allows you to use a novelty print to make a warm blanket.

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

    These scrunchies use very little fabric so you can sew one for every outfit.

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    Insulated Casserole Dish
    Insulated Casserole Dish. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Take this project one step at a time and you will have a great useful dish or gift for the hostess the next time you bring a covered dish.

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    Fabric Gift Bottle Bag
    Fabric Gift Bottle Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    A bottle as a gift takes on a personalized flair when you make the gift wrap... and it's reusable so you are helping the environment.

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    Fabric Checkbook Cover
    Fabric Checkbook Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Make a checkbook cover from fabric that makes you smile and it might not hurt as much to write those checks.

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    Dish Liquid Bottle Apron
    Dish Liquid Bottle Apron. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This project will allow you to play with embellishing and master applying bias tape.

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    Football Throw Pillow
    Football Throw Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    A football that is safe to throw around inside the house and easy to sew with step by step directions to guide you.

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    Hooded Baby Beth Towel
    Hooded Baby Beth Towel. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Mastering applying double fold bias tape is the key to sewing this project.

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    Fuzzy Dice
    Fuzzy Dice. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This project is all straight sewing and a great one to experiment with creating three-dimensional objects.

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    Wet & Dry Cool Scarf
    Wet & Dry Cool Scarf. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Finishing fabric edges and straight sewing make this a great learn to sew project.

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    BBQ Apron
    BBQ Apron. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This apron uses double fold bias tape and straight sewing. The possibilities are endless.

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    Straight Curtains
    Straight Curtains. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Straight simple curtains require careful measuring and straight sewing. These step by step directions will guide you through the process.

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

    This project is not only geared toward learning to sew, it's one of the most useful projects you'll ever make.

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    Fabric Yo-Yo
    Fabric Yo-Yo. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This hand sewn project has endless possibilities and can be toted anywhere so you won't have idle hands.

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    Canning Jar Covers
    Canning Jar Covers. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    You don't have to do canning to make canning jars a useful home decorating item.

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    Clothes Pin Bag
    Clothes Pin Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Save on the power bill and keep clothes pins.