Learn How to Sew Clothes (35 Top Beginner Projects)
October 28, 2020 - By Ashley Johnston 2 Comments
When you learn how to sew clothes, you’re ensuring that you and your kids have truly one-of-a-kind clothing pieces! For even more beginner projects and to learn how to sew, sign up for our newsletter with your email address below.
Boro and Sashiko embroidery techniques are a great way to use a modified running stitch to update old, worn out pairs of jeans or other pieces of clothing. It's one of the easiest ways to start your sewing journey.
This headband made out of an old T-shirt is the perfect way to repurpose an old piece of clothing that you don't wear anymore. The best thing is that you can hand stitch the pieces together, so it's a perfect beginners project if all you have is a sewing needle.
A pastry cloth helps contain all the mess in the kitchen and makes clean up a breeze! If you've never used a pastry cloth before, read all about why you need one and how easy they are to make with your sewing machine.
If you love making clothing as gifts, these clothing labels can make a huge difference! Your friends and family will always know when you've made something with love when you include one of these clothing labels.
This cute cardigan bow tie combo outfit is made out of two onesies and is an adorable baby gift for baby boys. With just a few alternations with your sewing machine and basic sewing skills, you'll be set.
This faux vest and matching bow ties instantly updates a plain boring baby onesie. It's adorable for special occasions, but also is perfect for just a day at home. The best thing is that it takes minimal sewing skills to recreate this look.
These cute boho leggings are perfect for little boys and girls learning to crawl. They're soft and so much easier than jeans when little legs are trying to crawl around. You can even repurpose old T-shirts to whip up a quick project.
Chopping the legs off a pair of jeans and adding some soft knit means you've got an instant maxi skirt. Because it's a knit, you don't even need to hem it, so there's minimal sewing skills needed. Best of all, because you're using old jeans, there are built in pockets in this skirt!
If you find a T-shirt that you love, but isn't the right size, turn it into a cute baby dress wiht a braided collar. It's simple to do with your sewing machine and if you use the existing hem of the T-shirt, you'll cut out a step.
Turning old jeans into shorts for little girls is super easy, plus you can personalize the length if you prefer that your girls have longer length shorts than what's commonly found in the stores. You can also add your own embellishments, like lace to the hem or cute flowers made from fabric scraps.
Ombre fringe makes the twirliest skirt that little girls will love to spin around in. Repurpose some old T-shirts to create a fun ombre fringe. The sewing pattern is so easy to put together and the knit fabric is forgiving, even if you've never worked with it before.
These cloth baby rings make a great toys for teething babies. They use a few fabric scraps and batting and because they're made out of fabric, you can toss them in the washer when they need to be cleaned.
Mock shoulder pads and a football number turn this T-shirt into a DIY football jersey that your little guy will love. A sewing machine makes this a super quick project that's just perfect for game day.
Strips of old knit T-shirt fabric can be cut and then sewn into a ruffly, fluffy heart that's perfect for Valentine's Day. When you create your own holiday themed, clothing with your sewing machine, you'll know that no one else will have anything like it!
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!