Sewing can be an intimidating hobby to undertake, but never fear! There are plenty of beginner friendly sewing patterns out there, and summer is a great time to start sewing. Whether you’re making a tote bag for the beach, or sewing your very own sundress, these patterns accommodate newbies. So try your hand at sewing with these affordable Craftsy patterns and make yourself some summer fashions!
Save 15% on Leisure Arts sewing patterns when you use the code ART15.
Easy Travel Coin Purse
This commuter wallet pattern
is very easy and great for beginners to try. It's pretty cheap too! It doesn't require much fabric so it's perfect for a first project if you think you'll be making many mistakes.
Summer Concert Tee
This slouchy, simple summer tee
is the perfect project for a beginner. There is little fitting to be done and few seams to work with. How could you go wrong?
Beach Tote Bag
The beach tote is an essential summer accessory, and this pattern is perfect for beginners
because you’re free to customize and play around with the dimensions. The most difficult thing you’ll need to do is add a lining to the bag.
Simple Summer Cardi
This easy cardigan pattern
is available in a large range of sizes. It's the Julia cardigan by Mouse House Creations. I personally am going to make about 5 of these because I love short-sleeve cardigans in the summer!
Pinafore for Girls
The cross back pinafore is one of my favorites for summer playtime. It's so cute and easy to slip on and it lets kiddos get as messy as they want! This pinafore pattern
is from Heidi & Finn, a lovely children's clothes designer from Toronto. Sizes include: 4T, 5T, 6/7, 7/8 but it's also available in sizes 3m thru 3t in her shop
. I would recommend checking out her other patterns too ... they're adorable!
Pleated Summer Dress
Not only is this summer dress
easy to make, it’s also adorable! There are a few different components to this piece, but it comes with an easy-to-understand, step-by-step tutorial.
Kids’ Summer Cap
To keep your kids safe from the sun this summer, make each of them a basic summer cap
in their favorite color.