Sewing is a great skill that you can transform into either a part time or full-time job. Hundreds if not thousands of people like you have started successful sewing businesses across the globe. You can be like them if you take the right steps and take time to master this craft. The first thing you need to do is to make an initial research to find the machine that best suits your skills set and expertise. There is a plethora of options on the market, you just need to do proper research to find one that is reliable, durable, efficient, and within your budget. Here, for example, is a great compilation of sewing machines for novices that is worth checking out.
Here are 10 sewing ideas for beginners that you can use to hone your skills.
Ruffled Ribbon Make Up Bag
See the pretty scraps of ribbon lying around your workstation, you can put them into good use by sewing a ruffled ribbon effect bag to house all your makeup products. It is ideal for you since you will only be required to do straight line stitching. This project will also help you to master the basics of sewing gathers and ruffles using the sewing machine. Note that you will need a zip and grosgrain ribbon to complete the bag.
Tassels are a great addition to your home interior décor as they have this magical way of brightening up thing. There are literally very few things that a tassel cannot embellish. Instead of throwing away the old cushion covers, use them to make a tussle cushion. For chunkier look, use a yarn or embroidery threads.
Quilt a Pinboard
Showcase the quilting and patchwork skills you have acquired so far by making a quilt for your pinboard. It is recommended to use two different fabrics whose colours match to create an amazing pattern that will capture the attention of everyone who walks into your room. Go an extra mile and use polyester wadding to make the pinboard look puffier.
Bear Hand Warmer
A bear hand warmer is one of the simple stitching projects to most beginners once they get accustomed with how to start a sewing machine. You can also make it by hand but most people prefer using the machine to achieve uniformity.
Cute Bunny Pennant
A cute bunny pennant is a perfect gift for a baby shower or christening. You can also use it to decorate your room during spring – the choice is all yours.
Fabric Gift Bag
If you are anything like me, you love promoting environmental conservation. A fabric gift bag made from durable material and perfectly decorated to exhume your personality and preferences does that perfectly. There are plenty of fabrics that you can use for this purpose. Look for colours that match or blend with each other to get the perfect combination.
Impress your guests by revamping your dinner table with a fabric napkin. All you ned for this simple sewing project is a button, bias binding, and fat quarters. Select bright colour the interior décor of your dining room and if possible, the utensils that you intend to use.
Russian Doll Cushions
A Russian doll is a classic toy for children that has been around for decades now. You can save a few dollars by learning how to make one using your sewing machines. You can also use the doll to decorate the kids’ bedroom or as an additional to your couch. All you need is English garden fat quarters. Use different colours and keep in mind the décor in the kid’s bedroom if you intend to use it as a decoration.
Patchwork Quilted Place Mat
We previously discussed about improving the dining experience by creating a fabric napkin. You can go an extra mile to spruce up the dinner table as you prep for spring by creating patchwork quilted placemats. Use Bosal fusible placemats to save time and ease the process.
Fill a hole in any garment by creating applique patches. Here is a guide on how to make one without breaking a sweat.
The above ten simple sewing ideas for beginners will give you the head start you need to become a pro. Be sure to read the user’s manual on how to start sewing machine to avoid any eventualities.