Hello everyone ! Recently, I’ve been sewing quite a lot, which hasn’t happened in a long time. It seems I lacked time for sewing and I really missed it. So having more time the last few weeks, even the last month, was a blessing as I reunited with drawing, crafts and sewing. It was like reuniting with myself.
Today, I wanted to share with you some sewing ideas for begginers. It was not that long ago that I was a very begginer, and so I quite understand the struggle it can be when yiu start sewing. Right now, I’m not a begginer anymore but still not an expert. I’m far away from that.
Anyway, I’m just hoping today’s post will be useful and/or interesting for those who wish to start sewing by themselves, but don’t really know where to start. Let’s have a look!
#1 Duvet Cover
So far, this one, with pillowcases, is the easiest sewing project for begginers. Personally, I’ve been doing 3 covers over the last few weeks. I had big leftovers of fabric that couldn’t be used for anything else than, cloths. So I used them for making a few cover for one of my duvet, which I didn’t have any decent cover.
You just have to assemble two pieces of fabric, wrong sides against each other, and sew all along, leaving the middle 2/3 of one side unsewed (useful when turning it over and inserting the duvet) I choose to sew the corners of this side two make sure the duvet would stay in place.
#2 Bedpillow Cover
For this one, I prefer to use the wrapping method. If you’re not familiar with the concept, let me explain. The idea is to have a piece of fabric as large as the cover should be and more than twice long. Tip: use an actual existing cover to get accurate measures. Unlike a classic cover where you only fold once, here you fold twice, creating two panels, each one being bigger than half of the cover. They have to be this way so their ends cover each other and create a better finished look and prevent the pillow from easily getting out of its cover. It’s basically like making an envelope. In my case, my piece of fabric wasn’t long enough so the two back panels slightly covered each other. But the idea remains the same. Just make sure, when folding the fabric to create the enveloppe, that the patterned side faces you before folding.
As I said earlier, this is one of the easiest sewing project. Basically you just see together two squares of fabric. Just make sure to leave one side open, so you can put stuffing in. After that you can either sew to close, either sew a zip if you use an old pillow to fill and you want to be able to remove the cover for washing.
Here, I made a simple white cover which I stuffed and sew to close. I’m gonna use this one as an insert for fancier pillowcases.
Read the tutorial here. I’m currently thinking about doing some more. I love them so much and I think they are very cute in my hair. 🙂
#5 Glasses Pouch
This one I made it very long ago, when I was starting my blog (I kind of feel nostalgic thinking about that time) and I still use this pouch for my sunglasses actually. Here is the link to the post: Glasses Pouch
That is I think the first piece of clothe I ever sewed by myself. I can see it’s absolutely not perfect, but still wearable. And I do often wear it late Spring and during Summer. All you need is a large rectangle of fabric. Make sure the length is longer than around your waist. Fold in half and sew to create like a tube. On one side of the tube, sew to create a funnel. You’ll use this funnel for an elastic band. Make sure you leave a hole ti get the elastic in. On the other side of the tube, simply hem. Using a safety pin, thread the elastic all along. Sew together the two ends and close the hole. Flip it over and voila!
#7 Cotton Pads
I’ve done a few months ago(almost a year I think. Go check the related post, here.
I hope you like this post. Thank you onve again for passing by and reading my blog, I really do appreciate it.
That’s all for today’s post,
I’ll talk to you in a next post.
Until then, take care of yourself ❤