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My Beginner Sewing Projects

Rob bought me a sewing machine for Mother’s Day last year. I had such big plans – I wanted to learn to make so many things! But, I never even took the cover off of my machine for a few months. 

Even then I only did a few straight stitches, nothing special. But I’m determined to go from Beginner Sewing Amateur to a Sewing Novice {but only for personal hire}.  😉

Begginer Sewing: Coffee Cozy

Finally I decided to tackle my first project. I was having a fun, coffee-theme party for some friends and I wanted to make cute coffee cozies for them to take home. I jumped right in and was pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out!

Begginer Sewing: Coffee Cozy

They were a big hit – and a successful beginner sewing project, but would you believe I hadn’t tried to make anything since!? 

There have been quite a few life moments between October and now… Christmas, Moreaya’s First Birthday, throwing a Baby Shower {and more}, but I’ve made squeezed in a tiny few extra hours in the day and have dusted off my machine and gotten back into it.

As soon as I saw April {one of my favorite bloggers since I started even reading blogs} post a tutorial on her blog of her new Tag a Long Bag, I knew I wanted to try. I was going to a craft store one day so I jotted down everything I needed. 

A couple of days later, I sat down to begin my first REAL sewing project, that included a zipper – eek.

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Turns out, zippers are hard.  I had to rip mine out 3 times before I got it right. But I finally got it!

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It took a bit longer than I’m sure it would a seasoned seamstress, but a few hours for me. I know that I still definitely need to work on slowing down and making sure my cuts are straight and perfect. I want to rush through that part and get straight to the project – to make something pretty!

After I finished my Tag a Long Bag, I realized that I definitely needed a pin cushion. I was using pins like crazy and just piling them up. They would fall, get pushed under things, so I knew I needed a solution.

I had pinned a cute pin cushion tutorial awhile back so I decided to tackle that next – no sewing required. 

Pin Cushion

I had a ramekin that I hardly used so I stuffed it with batting and hot glued some cute material over it.

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I had also seen a cute pin of a pin cushion attached to the sewing machine. I thought this would cut down on my always searching for that cute pin cushion I just made, so I wrapped some fabric around a stiff piece of cardboard.  Filled it with quilt batting and then hot glued it all to my machine!

Pin Cushion on Machine

It works pretty well and looks cute too!

I have a few other projects going right now and can’t wait to share more with you!

I shared some of my favorite Sewing Pins and Ideas with you – I’d love to see some of yours. 
Leave a comment with your favorite Beginner Sewing Tutorials, Pins, or Projects that you want to try or have done yourself!

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