8/31 | 50 Sewing Patterns for Beginners

Who is ready for a boatload of Sewing Patterns for Beginners? I remember when I first started to sew that I searched high and low for easy beginner sewing patterns that I could actually make. Like most beginner sewists, I was easily intimidated so complicated or advanced sewing projects were out of the question.

Even now that I have more sewing skills and confidence, I still love simple sewing patterns for beginners because they are way more mindless. There are a bunch of easy sewing projects on this list that I have actually made tons of, they are like my go-tos when I need a quick gift or just have a little bit of time to spend with my sewing machine.

50 Sewing Patterns for Beginners

Not only are these great patterns for beginner sewists, they also are perfect sewing patterns for kids. You’ll love how cute and easy these sewing projects are to whip up! So many brownie points to anyone who makes all 50 sewing patterns for beginners! Actually- if you do, send me an email and I’ll hook you up with something better than brownie points! LOL Happy Sewing!

PS – some of these are perfect sewing projects for using up scrap pieces of fabric too! Win-win! 

1.) Lined Zipper Pouch 

This zippered pouch is a great way to use up some of those scraps or remnant bin finds! 

2.) Sew and Stencil Your Own Pillows

Take your sewing project to the next level by incorporating some stenciling in it too! 

3.) Easy Zippered Makeup Bag

Here’s another great take on a zippered bag. Don’t let it scare you – it’s an easy project for beginners! 

4.) Bow Pillow

Turn a plain boring pillow into one that looks like a bow. Super cute!

5.) DIY Cactus Sunglass Case 

How cute is this? It’s a fun way to show your personality (adorable, not prickly!) and keep your glasses safe.

6.) DIY Sling Bag

This bag is so handy for so many things. As you can see, you can wear it and be hands-free to do other things! 

7.) DIY Headbands (3 Different Ways) 

Headbands are cute, trendy, and so simple to make. Use up those scraps from other projects! 

8.) Fabric Storage Baskets

These are a fun way to add color to your room and keep things organized too. 

9.) DIY Hashtag Pillow

Adorable! This pillow is the perfect accent for any teen’s room! 

10.) Makeup Brush Roll 

Make a simple makeup brush roll with some of your fabric scraps and keep things organized and contained beautifully. 

11.) DIY Headphone Pouch 

This fun little headphone pouch is handy and oh so quick and easy to make. They make great gifts too! 

12.) DIY Running Band

Keep your necessities at hand while still being able to run hands-free with this handy running band. 

13.) DIY Tapestry Floor Pillow 

Add some extra seating to your room with a giant floor pillow you make yourself. 

14.) DIY Pillows with Piping (and YES a beginner can actually make them!)

Seriously, we’ll show you how easy it is to add piping! You can do it! 

15.) DIY Monogram Towel 

Always know which towel is yours. And let’s face it, this is an upgrade over plain blah towels, right? 

16.) DIY Denim Pouches 

Hahaha! We love pouches around here. They’re so quick and easy to make and then they just keep your stuff so well-organized!

17.) Key Fob with a Zipper Compartment 

Here’s another fun sewing project that takes minimal time and minimal fabric. It also makes a fantastic gift. 

18.) DIY Zippered T-Shirts

Upcycle a plain shirt with some adorable zipper accents. 

19.) DIY Scrunchies

YAY! Scrunchies are in again. They’re so easy to make, you could easily make some to go with every outfit. 

20.) DIY Rug

Can you believe it? You can make your own rugs too! 

21.) DIY Lace Trim Shirt

Another great way to take a plain shirt and give it some pizzazz.

22.) DIY Boro Jeans

Too many holes in your jeans? This is a great way to repair them in style and get more use out of them!

23.) DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Ready to make something to help the environment? These can be washed and used over and over again. 

24.) Sew Your Own Wallet

Our favorite part of this wallet is the handy carrying strap. 

25.) Rainbow Hand Towel 

This might look tricky to make, but it’s really easy. We’ll show you step-by-step. 

26.) Placemat Pillows 

Turn old placemats (or ones you find at the store – try the dollar stores in your area!) into some adorable throw pillows. 

27.) Hooded Towels 

Hooded towels are perfect to wrap up kids after a bath and get them all warm and cozy!

28.) Baby Hats 

Who wouldn’t love receiving these adorable baby hats at a baby shower? 

29.) Pillowcases

Make your own pillowcases out of a yard of fabric! 

30.) Criss Cross Workout Shirt 

We just love this workout shirt. It’s perfect for exercise but has that stylish, trendy look to it as well. 

31.) DIY Travel Case

Grab the free pattern and make this simply zip and go travel case. 

32.) Washcloth Travel Pouch 

Or try this one made from a washcloth!

33.) DIY Tote Bags

Our philosophy? You can never have too many tote bags. 

34.) DIY Crossbody Bag

This simple crossbody bag would hold your basics and get you through day to day life well organized and in fashion!

35.) Travel Tissue Covers 

Tissue covers have always been around, haven’t they? It seems they’ve taken on new importance recently though. We will be making some of these for everyone this Christmas. They’re perfect to tuck into kids’ school bags too.

36.) Mini Messenger Bag 

Yes, we do love bags of all sorts around here and want to give you plenty of options to choose from. We want to make them all! 

37.) Wraparound Towel

Great for the beach, around the pool, or even just for after your shower! 

38.) Bedside Pocket Organizer 

How great would this be? One for every person’s bed! You could store your latest book there, the kids could tuck in some of their cuddle toys, you could even pop your glasses into one of the pockets. SO handy!

39.) Patchwork Coasters

Use up those scraps and make yourself some adorable and practical coasters! 

40.) Fabric Tortilla Warmer

You might be wondering what these are, but really, it’s in the title. If you’re having Mexican food, these will help you achieve that warm, fresh-from-the-oven tortilla that you want! 

41.) Easy Apron

Protect your clothing while crafting or cooking and do it in style! 

42.) Simple Skirt

A simple but adorable skirt you can sew even as a beginner. Add some in different colors to round out your wardrobe. 

43.) DIY Reusable Dish Cover 

Not only is it reusable, but it’s washable too. Cover dishes before a picnic, potluck, or simply to put away leftovers. 

44.) Sleep Mask 

A simple way to block out light so you can sleep! 

45.) Envelope Clutch 

Most of the other bags we have been sharing have been ones with handles. If you’re looking for a clutch option, check out this adorable envelope-style bag. 

46.) Make your own pajama pants

Whether for sleeping or just hanging around the house, we love pajama pants. They’re so easy to make too! 

47.) Maxi Skirt 

Looking for a longer skirt style? This is another simple but lovely one for you beginner sewists out there. 

48.) How to sew a simple shirt

This is incredibly easy to make. Can’t find the perfect shirt to go with your new skirt or pants? Just make your own. 

49.) Women’s Boxer Shorts 

Want some boxer shorts to go along with those pajama pants and give you options for hotter days? These are adorable and whip up in no time. 

50.) Reusable Swiffer Pads 

Another great eco-friendly sewing project! Forget buying Swiffer pads all the time. Just make your own! 

WOW! There are so many great patterns here to choose from. You’ll be sewing up a storm in no time.