14 patterns or projects for the beginner crafter

This is a list of patterns that I have completed personally and I think would be good for a beginner, whether you are sewing or crocheting, all of these are either free patterns you can download or free tutorials, please enjoy!

Crochet Bookmark with Flower Pattern

Baby Beach Ball

Little Owl Pin-Cushion – Template and Tutorial.

Star pillow – perfect 1st sewing project

This pillow took me maybe 20 minutes.  It involves cutting out the same size pieces of the same fabric and just sewing together the sides until the last one you will need to hand stitch it closed.  You will need to know how to use a sewing machine.

Adventure Time Gunter Penguin Plush

I know he looks complicated but the hardest part of this is cutting out all the pieces.  The directions are super easy to follow and he comes together in a snap.  You will need to know how to sew on a sewing machine and how to hand stitch on his nose and feet.

Zipper Bags Tutorial from Melly Sews 

This was the first tutorial I used to make a lined zipper bag.  She is really great about explaining every step in the simplest of directions and when you’re done you feel very accomplished that you just installed a zipper.  You’ll need fabric, a zipper and a sewing machine.

Love the pretty colors - How to Sew a Zipper Pouch - 15 minute sewing project - Melly Sews

Shell Stich Beanie by Dainty Daisy

This is one of the first crochet patterns I tried.  These are very simple to make, I’ve personally made a handful.  Not only are the instructions easy to understand but the project came together quickly, for instant gratification! The hardest part is just starting the hat. You will need to know how to crochet, weave in ends and sew on the flower and button.

Chapstick Cozy by Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Super easy- will take you 20 minutes start to finish.  You’ll just need to know how to sew on a sewing machine.

Mary maxim Striped Washcloth

I made this with just one color of yarn, and it was so simple.  My go to washcloth pattern. You will need to know how to crochet and weave in ends.

Mobile device cover  by littlemonkeyscrochet

I did a review on this pattern already- see “Viruses & Tablet Covers”.  It was easy to start and you can make it for any size device you own, even a phone. You’ll need to know how to crochet, weave in ends and hand sew on a button.

Patchwork Coasters by bari j.

This is a great scrap buster project.  Its fun to mix and match funky color and they are easy to make.  My favorite coaster pattern. You will need to know how to use a sewing machine.

Stringblockcoasters

Waterbottle holder by The Crochet Spot

Water bottle holders are essential in my life, and I’ve made many for friends, family and to sell.  This is the easiest/simplest pattern I’ve seen. You’ll just need to know how to crochet and weave in ends.

crochet water bottle holder

Simple pillow case by Wonder Forest

Making a pillow case is a beginner project for sure. This website will walk you thru it step by step. These do not take long at all. You’ll need to know how to use a sewing machine and how to pin fabric.

Easy Fabric bookmarks by 7 layer studio

These are super simple, just cutting fabric, ironing on interfacing, sewing and cutting the edges. You will need to know how to use a sewing machine, how to iron on interfacing (easy), and how to use a pair pf pinking shears.

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All these projects are easy and fun to make.  I hope you’ll give one or more a

try and let me know how it works out!

Sherry

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