Sewing the first garment is a huge step for a newbie stitcher, so we’ve mustered up seven easy-stitch projects to make the process a little less daunting! Each outfit is designed to strengthen techniques like adding darts and using zig zag stitch, and as a few of the garments are no-pattern makes, you can channel all of your energy into mastering your sewing machine. But best of all, the PDF templates below are free to print and the instructions are included!
Introducing the layered blouse you’ve been waiting for! This no-pattern make looks lovely sewed in lightweight crepe, and will make a wonderful addition to your capsule wardrobe.
You won’t need to spend a fortune on a length of fabric for the Elsa Sweater, as it can be whipped up with just one-metre! It will also help you master essential dressmaking skills like stitching in the ditch.
If you’re looking for a top that can be stitched in just a few hours, then search no further! The Kimmy Poncho is a perfect introduction to stretch fabrics, too.
Our easy button-back top is guaranteed to nurture your core sewing skills as you’ll need to add darts and buttonholes, and use zig zag stitch.
This frock is made up of two pieces and finished with an easy-sew neckband, plus there’s no need to shape the body as the tie belt feature will cinch in at the waist.
With its subtle slit, concealed zip and only three pattern pieces, this versatile skirt is perfect for beginners!
As there are no darts or fastenings in sight on this lovely blouse, you can focus your energy on creating the gathered raglan sleeves.
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