So you got yourself a new sewing machine and you cannot wait to get your crafting groove on. If you have never touched a sewing machine before, you can't really expect to be making couture gowns right away. Most of the details of those gowns are done by hand, anyway. But getting back to the topic, you will want to start with easy sewing projects for beginners. Some of these will sound boring to you but trust me, they are needed for learning to sew straight, getting to know your machine, changing needles, etc., etc.
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There are many types of curtains but I suggest you start with the simple kind with the curtain rod casing on top. This is a project that will take you less than an hour, measuring and cutting included. There is no need to consult a pattern; simply measure your window, cut your fabric, and go a-sewin! You may consult the curtains you already have in your house for ease of construction. To make your first project less boring, I suggest choosing a fun fabric or even embellishing the final product with scrap fabrics or lace.