Some easy sewing projects for beginners include pincushions, scented sachets, tote bags and drawstring bags. Pincushions and sachets have similar instructions and include creating a pouch with fabric and then filling it with either cotton fill or scented material, depending on the project.
Pincushions require that the fill and cloth are sturdy enough to withstand regular use and pricking from pins and needles. Sachets may have a ribbon loop for hanging in the closet.
A tote bag is a simple, versatile project that uses one or two pieces of material to make the body and another couple of strips to create handles. A drawstring bag is a little more complicated, since it requires the sewer to create a tunnel for the drawstring and pull it through.