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50+ Easy Sewing Patterns for Beginners

**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**

If you're a beginner just learning how to sew, you've come to the right place! Here you'll find over fifty free sewing patterns simple and easy enough for a beginner to sew (and hopefully, fun to make). Sew quick and easy bags, purses, quilts, skirts, dresses, and more!


And here are a few tips a beginner may find helpful: Choose a simple design for your first project (all of the patterns and tutorials on these pages were chosen for their simple design and construction) - preferably with just a few fabric pieces and straight seams. And a design with few or no details like inner pockets or plackets or complex fasteners like zippers or buttonholes. And if you're sewing a item of clothing, choose a basic design with very few seams and that's meant to fit loosely on the body so that no fitting will be required.


The best fabric for a first project is probably a medium weight woven fabric like a cotton broadcloth, which should be pretty easy for a beginner to handle. But if you decide to choose a knit fabric for your first project, just make sure to use a ball point needle in your sewing machine which will slide between the threads of your knit fabric instead of cutting through them. You may want to stay away from slippery fabrics like satin, which can be tricky to handle. And you may want to stay away from heavier fabrics like denim for a first project, which can also be tricky to handle and sew. Also, choose a solid color or random print for your first project instead of a stripe or plaid, which need matching at the seam lines. And in fact a small to medium scale random print could help hide any sewing mistakes you happen to make.

Also, always use a new, sharp needle in your sewing machine for each new project. Needles can dull over time and a dull needle may not go through your fabric easily and could even damage it.


Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).


Free & Easy Sewing Patterns for Beginners