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Free Sewing Projects for Learning to Sew

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These projects are geared to an individual who has little to no sewing experience. They require basic straight sewing, very few curves and very little in sewing equipment.

1. Grocery Bag Caddy

Plastic Grocery Bag Caddy
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A simple to sew project that will store plastic grocery bags until you use them again or recycle them.

2. Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket

Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
All straight sewing creates a great safe way to hide money when a women is traveling.

3. Fancy Tote Bag or Pocketbook

Tote Bag Style Purse
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This tote has embellished edges which make it easily able to be used as a pocketbook.

4. Fabric Shawl

Fabric Shawl
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This simple to sew shawl will teach you how to line a simple garment.

5. Flanged Pillow Sham

Flanged Pillow Sham
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A flanged pillow sham is easy to sew when you learn how to sew a straight line.

6. Pocket Pack Tissue Cover-- Slit Front Style

Pocket Pack Tissue Cover
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This project is all straight sewing and will keep those pocket packs of tissues neatly in your purse or desk.

7. Toiletry Pouch With a Zipper Closure

Toiletry Pouch
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Don't let the thought of sewing a zipper scare you off! You can sew this type of zipper!

8. Fleece & Cotton Blanket

Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Combining two fabrics and sewing straight lines is all you need to create a blanket that allows you to use a novelty print to make a warm blanket.

9. Hair Scrunchies

Hair Scrunchie
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
These scruchies use very little fabric so you can sew one for every outfit.

10. Fabric Dish or Dish Insulator

Insulated Casserole Dish
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Take this project one step at a time and you will have a great useful dish or gift for the hostess the next time you bring a covered dish.
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