If i can sew, sew can you! {pt II} 5 easy projects for beginners to sew…

Hello my lovelies

So today we are back with the 2nd post of “If i can sew, SEW can you!”

The one thing you have to remember about sewing is that just like anything you start to learn is that its going to take time, practice and lotssss of patience.

A good way to start sewing is as i mentioned in yesterday’s post number 1 get to know how your machine, learn how it functions. Try not to get overwhelmed with all the buttons and different stitches just focus on the basic straight stitch which is most used when sewing.

Number 2 having the necessary tools will really make things much easier when in the sewing process and finally number 3 ironing, i cant stress how IMPORTANT ironing is when sewing. Using the iron makes sewing so much easier as everything is straight and the fabric glides!

Want more information?

The following blogs  are AWESOME as they have great content for newbies :)

{Tilly and the buttons} her learn to sew series a must for every beginner!

{Ruffles & Stuff} Simply adore her Sew Basic  posts as they cover EVERYTHING from winding and threading your machine  to first stitches.

 Now what you’ve all been waiting for the simple projects you can make and be proud of!

I think the easiest thing to start off with is making a pillow cover and my personal favorite is Sparkle Power’s super easy removable pillow cover tutorial. Have a look at the ones i made using this tutorial.

Or how about making this tissue cozy? its simple to do and wont require that much fabric would also make a great gift! {Skip to my Lou} has a tutorial on how to make them.

Tissue Cozy

Another project which i think will be perfect to start off with are tote bags, again mostly straight lines and its just a matter of learning how to construct a bag (which is so much fun) such as this one from {Skip to my Lou} and get this its reversible!

I remember making a similar one as a gift for my sister in law in red & white using another tutorial which had a pocket in the front.

One project that is quick to make and one that you could show off easily is headbands! {Foofanagle} says its the Best Band Ever!

As you get confident in your sewing you will have to start challenging yourself and try projects that will teach you a new skill. Such as making a zippered pouch..yes it will mean  installing a zipper but don’t you worry its as easy as 1, 2, 3 ….as {See Kate Sew} will show you in her tutorial on how to make a basic zipper pouch

This wraps up this post i do hope that you will try sewing something even though you may think that you cant, you just might surprise yourself!

Do let me know in the comments below if you have any questions and i will try and answer them as best as i possible can :)

Happy Sewing!


by mayya


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6 Responses to If i can sew, sew can you! {pt II} 5 easy projects for beginners to sew…

  1. Maria says:

    Salaam Mayya!

    These posts are awesome! I’ve been wanting to take sewing lessons for a long time, but what keeps stopping me is the dilemma of what machine to buy, whether to buy a new and used and most of all, what are the important things to look for when buying a basic machine.

    Can you please help me!? :-(

    thank you so much!

    • Mayya says:

      Salam Maria
      So glad that you’ve found it helpful..yeah i know that finding the right machine can be a daunting task. I remember when i first wanted to learn how to sew i borrowed my mum’s just to see if i would actually enjoy it. Once i was hooked my mother went to buy me one so she could take hers back LOL

      So i would suggest you borrow one for a couple of weeks to see how you like it and then you can buy one. Are you in Oman? that way i know what sewing machine to recommend..

      • Maria says:

        No, i wish i was in Oman – i would’ve come to get sewing lessons from you, lol. I’m in Canada.

        • Naseerah says:

          Walmart sells some good basic ones. I got a Brother there for about $100 (I’m not allowed to use my mums expensive one ;). Fabric stores are also a good place to find one, and a lot of time the people who work there are sewers who can help you pick a nice one (I’m in the states BTW)

  2. fadhilah ariffin says:

    As salam
    I’m Fadhilah from Malaysia. Alhamdulillah, I’ve found ur blog. Very informative. Very good for beginners like. Keep up the good work and keep sewing..

  3. OG says:

    omg Thank you! I have my machine for about 3 yrs now and finally ready to take the plunge…my issue now is finding the space to work and with a 2 yr old :) good luck to me 😉

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