How to sew a curved hem

Did you just buy or get a cool sewing machine that you’d just love to break in with a fabulous project? It’s always exciting to play around with a nice new toy – whether it’s actually brand new or a hand-me-down.

Sewing is such a fun activity that not only hones your skills but gives you lots of satisfying end-products that you will enjoy and even give as gifts. There are literally thousands of projects that you can make with this nifty skill!

We know it can be tempting to jump in and create a super-complicated project like dresses (that we’ve always wanted to have but couldn’t afford) or sofa slipcovers, etc – because sometimes we feel invincible and why aim low? But, diving into a huge project can be daunting and stressful for newbies. It’s always a good idea to start small, simple and easy. This way you can get the hang of the basics of sewing – such as reading patterns, picking fabric, how to use your sewing machine and cutting.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with starting small. These small projects may not seem like much at the beginning, but you’ll notice that you will pick up things that will help you become better at sewing.

These easy beginner sewing projects are also super adorable and useful projects you can use in your home. Check out the fantastic list we’ve currated below.

Seat Cushions

Here’s are really fun and easy sewing project to take your next backyard gathering to the next level. Learn how to make these fun and functional seat cushions.

Via Brit + Co


How to Sew Lined Back-Tab Curtains

This sewing pattern is not hard at all but there’s quite a few steps – but oh so worth it. Best completed accompanied by wine.

Via View Along the Way


How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

Are you feeling like it’s time to add a fun pop of color to your living room?  One of the easiest ways to do it (without a ton of color commitment) add some new throw pillows to your sofa, especially handmade pillows sewn by you!

Via Hey There Home


Re-Purposed Sweater Pillows

Pillows are a wonderful way to cozy-up your home during the winter months! Here’s an inexpensive and easy way to take an un-loved, chunky knit sweater and turn it into a cozy re-purposed sweater pillow for your home.

Via Tidbits


Fabric Bins

This is a great sewing project for beginners – If you can sew a straight line, you can make these!!

Via Birch Fabrics


Fabric Feather Dish Towel

These pretty feather dish towel is super easy to sew, and a perfect addition to any kitchen.

Via Flamingo Toes


Cloth Napkins

This is a great project for the beginner sewers which results in something pretty and useful that can be whipped up in less than an hour. Cloth napkins are environmentally friendly and would make great hostess gifts, a great addition to your Sunday dinner or the perfect touch to your Summer picnic!



DIY Shower Curtain

This Land of Nod inspired shower curtain is a quick sewing project to whip up.  It’s whimsical, fun and colorful.

Via Beckham and Belle


DIY Dropcloth Rug

For a little of your time and about $40 (or less)  you can sew an awesome new floor covering.

Via Very Paige


Vintage Inspired Apron

Learn how to sew this lovely vintage inspired apron with this easy two part tutorial.

Via The Bold Abode


Reversible Table Runner

Is your table still missing the finishing touch – a cute table runner! This sewing project is fun and easy – perfect even for beginners!

Via School of Decorating


Drawstring Laundry Bag

Keep organized and in style by making a drawstring laundry bag as decorative as it is functional. Use it for daily laundry, a vacation staple or give it away a housewarming gift for those headed off to dorm living or a first apartment.

Via eHow


Hammock Chair

Create your own little retreat from the chaos of your family and make the perfect place to hang out (literally) and enjoy a book.

Via A Beautiful Mess


Curtains from Vintage Scarves

If your scarf stash is getting a bit out of control, this could be the perfect project for you!

Via Apartment Therapy


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