Easy sewing projects are the best way to learn to sew. You don't need many complicated details to a sewing project, it only frustrates you and most likely will leave you feeling defeated.
The best way to start is with a sewing project that gives the
opportunity to practice straight seams for accuracy.
(Accuracy is crucial when you sew) I suggest starting with something you can wear, or something you can use when you are finished.
Great satisfaction comes with the opportunity to use what you make.
Here are examples of sewing patterns to get you started. You of course can choose any thing you like, but when you choose your pattern look closely to see if the project has buttons, zippers, sewing trim, etc. If you are just starting out, I would avoid these details. However, if you are up for the challenge then go for it.
Easy pillow patterns, curtains, tea cozy's, tea towels, theses are just a few examples of easy home decor you can make yourself.
Easy fashion is a great way to start with your sewing projects. Choosing a project that you can use is the ideal way to motivate you to improve your sewing skills.
Costumes are also a wonderful way to improve your sewing skills. Often when you feel inspired to make the best costume for the party or event your going to, can be the motivation to improve your skills.