Easy machine sewing projects include pincushions, wall hangings, coasters and napkins. Patterns for simple sewing projects are available free online and can include anything from clothing and bags to home decor, according to Sewing for Beginners. The site breaks down projects into two categories: machine sewing and quilting.
How to Sew offers step-by-step instructions and gives beginners opportunities to learn to use patterns and to measure and cut fabric. The site also features a wide variety of projects, such as bibs, can cozies, pillows and a wide variety of clothing.
The DIY Dreamer also has projects with instructions, including change purses, curtains, draw-string bags, basket liners, pillows and a child’s jumper.
Twenty-five projects that can be completed in 10 minutes are listed on Crazy Little Projects. These include a child’s nightgown, bookmarks, lip balm holders for key chains, sunglasses cases, belts, place mats, headbands, key fobs, pillowcases, play mats, dishtowels, fabric flowers, burp cloths and hand warmers.
Quilting projects can also be found for free online, including small quilts, basic appliqués and block patterns for beginners featured on FaveQuilts. The site suggests that appliqué patterns found there can be used on shirts, totes, pillows and mug rug coasters. Block patterns include traditional designs such as log cabin, bow tie, pinwheel, nine-patch and Dresden block.