Sewing is easier than knitting or crocheting. You can do the work with a sewing machine and the modern sewing machines are extremely easy to work with. There are various functions of the sewing machines and the can create so many stitches. When you are fond of creating various utility items, you can use your sewing skills to make wonderful things for your family and friends. They will surely love the personal touch. Here I am providing you with some simple sewing ideas, which you can make with ease even when you are just a beginner in the world of sewing. To make these items, you do not have to be an expert in cutting fabrics (you actually have to know a lot about measurement facts when you make garments). All you need to do is to be able to run the sewing machine for making simple running stitch. Hope you will enjoy making these items. CHAPTER 1 QUILTED APPLE HOT PAD A hot pad is important equipment for the kitchen. You will need one when you bake or just need to hold a utensil which is hot. You can buy hot pads of various designs from market, but that can never be as attractive as the made by your own hand. A beautiful hot pad can be a great kitchen decor too. You can keep the item in your own kitchen or give it as a gift to people whom you love. This quilted apple hot pad, that I am going to explain here does not have the shape of a real apple, but the overall look resembles the fruit. So, get the things you will need to make the hot pad and get started with your sewing machine. This is the item which you can make as soon as you learn to run the sewing machine and thus is a beginner’s item.