8 Easiest Free Sewing Patterns

Starting with an easy sewing project is a great way to learn to sew. Those same simple projects are a great way to revive your spirits when you just need to sew something without getting into a complex sewing project.

  • 01 of 08

    Envelope Back Pillows

    Envelope Back Pillow
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    These easy to follow directions walk you through creating a simple, washable cover for your throw pillows.

  • 02 of 08

    Pot Holders

    A Simple Potholder That Works Like a BBQ Mitt
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    These are my favorite potholders! The padding is removable so they stay new looking wash after wash, and use up my scraps of fabric.

  • 03 of 08

    Pocket Pack Tissue Cover-- Slit Front Style

    Pocket Tissue Cover
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This easy project makes a great stocking stuffer and uses up your fabric scraps. A slit front style is a simple cover ready to use for tissues or create an envelope style that works well to keep feminine products discreetly hidden in your pocketbook.

  • 04 of 08

    Simple Tote Bags

    Finished Tote Bag
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple to sew project ends with a usable tote bag for groceries or for travel!  We've never met anyone who couldn't use another tote bag, especially at vacation time!

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  • 05 of 08

    Craft Tool And Paint Brush Holder

    Finished Paint Brush Roll
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple to sew roll-up tool holder is a great way to tote your tools to class or keep them secure at home.

  • 06 of 08

    Hood Scarf

    Hood Scarf
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Convert a strip of fleece to make a useful scarf and hat in one. This project is a great way to keep a little one's head and neck warm with one simple garment.

  • 07 of 08

    Grocery Bag Caddy

    Grocery Bag Caddy
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This grocery bag caddy is a great way to keep your used plastic bags at hand to re-use them. Make one to match any room!

  • 08 of 08

    Hair Scrunchies

    Hair Scrunchies
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When you have daughters, it's smart to take a day or two and make bags full of hair scrunchies. That way, you're always ready to replace the ones they lost!