"Sewing for Beginners" eBook


"Sewing for Beginners" eBook

Sewing for Beginners Free eBook

Find great sewing projects for beginners!

Sewing for Beginners comes complete with beginner sewing projects that will surely get your fingers warmed up and help build your confidence for more complicated projects. It doesn't matter if you've never picked up a sewing needle in your life because this eBook will have the perfect sewing projects for beginners of all ages. Download this eBook so that you can always refer back to it when you need a few extra beginner sewing projects to complete in a pinch. Now you won't have to turn down another "costume mom" flier again. You will soon have the confidence you need to go forth and tackle more intricate sewing projects.

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Dear Reader,

To celebrate National Sewing Month in September, we put together this great sewing resource for anyone learning to sew, anyone interested in learning how to sew and even those you who have been sewing for years. In Sewing for Beginners, you will find the essential materials needed for sewing, a guide to sewing needles and handy tips for caring for fabric. While our beginner’s guide does not have quite the depth of our sewing dictionary, we think it’s a good start.

Free sewing patterns are a great resource for those learning how to sew, especially easy patterns with uncomplicated stitches and minimal measuring. This sewing eBook includes 20 different sewing projects from super simple to intermediate, including pillows, clothing and bags. Because every sewer needs a pincushion or two, we start off this collection with three unique pincushion crafts. Pincushions are a great way to use up scrap fabric and add a little color to your sewing room.

Happy sewing!



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Bag Sewing Patterns


Bow Bag Sewing Tutorial (pg. 17) - You can never have enough bags, right? This is especially true with a free sewing pattern. Beccy from Wipster used scraps of upholstery fabric and an old pair of jeans to make this cute Bow Bag. The top has a drawstring so it can expand when you need it to, but draw it up for security (and cuteness).


Ribbon Stripe Bag (pg. 21) - Various colored ribbons and wood handles become a unique little bag, like this one perfect for Halloween. The project is quick and easy, as the bag and lining are made together.


Jewelry Pouch or Sachet (pg. 33) - Sew up a scalloped pouch in shiny lame fabric for keeping jewelry or holding potpourri or dried herbs as a sachet. Decorative thread creates a contrast on the pretty scalloped edge.


Pillow Sewing Patterns


Heating Pillow with Buckwheat (pg. 13) - Sew up an easy pillow filled with buckwheat to serve as a heating pad. Buckwheat holds the heat (or cold) better than rice or other grains and is hypoallergenic, since buckwheat is not actually a cereal or grass. Add a few drops of your favorite fragrance oil, or just enjoy the smell of buckwheat. You can also use this pillow as a wrist pillow when working with your computer mouse. This project comes to us from Jenya of MyEvaForeva. She has two Etsy shops at forEvaMore and EvaForeva


Recycled Sweater Throw Pillows (pg. 15) - This eco-crafting idea uses sweaters found at thrift stores or in the backs of closets to create cozy pillows. For the best results, look for sweaters with embellishments or great texture. This project comes to us compliments of Heidi Borchers for Inspired at Home.


Easy Felt Pillows (pg. 16) - Use felt squares to stitch easy pillows with flowers or personalized initials. This is a great easy sewing project for beginners.



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Clothing Sewing Patterns


Sweet Collar Sewing Tutorial (pg. 36) - Create a fun and pretty collar to wear over any outfit with this easy sewing tutorial. Anyone can make this tieon collar in the fabric of your choice.


Woven Edge Cardigan (pg. 48) - Turn a boring crewneck sweatshirt into a fashionable cardigan with woven edge and matching cuffs. Colorful strips of fabric are woven with metallic threads and various yarns for the cardigan edge.


Reversible Scrap Fabric Apron (pg. 38) - Hey, you FaveCrafters, don't pass up this apron here! You will be looking oh so stylish with this easy sewing tutorial tutorial. Get ready for the coolest sewing project ever and make a few Reversible Scrap Fabric Aprons. Best of all, you can probably complete this project using what you have around the house.

Home Décor Sewing Patterns


Framed Monogram (pg. 52) - Abby Welker of A Feathered Nest shows us how to create a beautiful, framed monogram with felt and fabric. A bird embellishment tops of a simple sewn creation for truly creative decor. Make one for every member of the family!


Embellished Thread Bowl (pg. 54) - Using water-soluble stabilizer, you can create beautiful, translucent thread bowls and vases.


Phone Book Cover (pg. 55) - Sew a cute cover for a phone book or photo album featuring a house scene. This cover makes a great housewarming gift or accent for your own home. The batting or fusible fleece adds depth and hides the color of the phone book.






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Filled with lots of great sewing ideas for beginners, this free eBook is a great way to expand your crafting skills and fuel your creativity.  You'll find some super cool sewing project ideas that are perfect for any skill level in this eBook, Sewing for Beginners. You are sure to find sewing craft ideas that will keep you busy and entertained!


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Very easy to understand good first book for a person like me.

I am looking for a beginner's book for a child! One with projects which will appeal to a seven year old learning to sew. Need a book more suited to that age.


great idea & help.

Wish I could get this sewing for beginners in hard copy. I have a niece that is learning to sew and a helpful book like this would be nice to give her.

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I have just reviewed a down loaded copy of your beginning sewing book, and it was great. Therefore, do you have any books for beginners about measuring, cutting and fabric treatment and an advanced, beginning, and intermediate, and advanced course about how to make blouses, skirts, and dresses? Thank you, Shirelle Bishop 503-489-7592 shirelle_bis@yahoo.com

every time I download your ebooks I can not read them they just come out unreadable they have alot of signs and symbly and nothing eles

I would love to download this but it keeps giving me problems.

It's pretty good. There are some really good ideas to work from.


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