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Updated on Jun 4, 2020. Posted on May 1, 2020

17 Beginner Tutorials For Hobbies You’ve Always Wanted To Start

Your new favorite pastime is waiting to be discovered.

1. Have a sewing machine sitting around? Learn how to use it!

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These simple tips will get you sewin' up a storm in no time.

2. And if you want to learn to sew but don't have access to a sewing machine, you can always start learning by hand.

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If you recently tried hand-sewing a face mask and it turned out...not so great, just know that you're not alone.

3. Want to write a book but have no idea where to start? Here are 10 ways to outline your first novel.

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Write the book you've always wanted to read!

4. If you've ever wanted to get into basket weaving, get started with this super cute baby basket tutorial.

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If you're looking for a budget-friendly hobby that has a super beautiful end result, basket weaving might be for you.

5. Makeup really is an art, but the right tools and tricks can make it easier. Learn from this simple how-to video.

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It's an easy-to-follow soft glam tutorial using drugstore products, so no worries if you're on a budget or only have a few products to work with.

6. This super introductory piano lesson couldn't be easier to follow.

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I used it myself to get back into piano. You'll have basic chords and patterns down before you know it!

7. Have an old table or dining chair that needs to be brought back to life? Learn how to restore it!

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It's super satisfying and saves you from blowing $$$ on new furniture.

8. If you've struggled to keep plants alive in the past, don't give up! All it takes is a few good pointers to develop a green thumb.

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This tutorial covers everything from lighting and space to how to control pests.

9. Start learning how to paint with this easy sunset and mountains painting tutorial.

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This is one of the most relaxing tutorials I've ever watched.

10. A little bit of patience and a lot of practice can give you the drawing skills you always wish you had. Start with the basics!

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Don't let perfectionism stop you from trying!

11. Or, if you're interested in digital art, check out this beginner guide to Procreate.

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It's a more affordable alternative to other popular illustrating software and lets you do ~so much~.

12. If you found yourself constantly playing with your Tumblr themes, you might enjoy expanding your coding skills.

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There are lots of languages and projects you can start with, and this tutorial breaks it all down.

13. It's a pretty stressful time right now. Why not learn how to meditate?

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This super basic explainer features adorable animation and will get you excited to explore meditation styles.

14. Yoga can also help you feel more relaxed and centered. This video will help you get started.

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All you need is a yoga mat and some comfy clothes.

15. Need a social distance-compliant hobby that also lets you enjoy the warmer weather? Try kite flying!

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Just stay away from power lines and trees.

16. Give in to peer pressure. Learn how to bake sourdough.

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There's nothing more heavenly than the smell of bread baking.

17. And if you want to learn something really impressive, learn how to produce music!

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Comment with your producer tag.

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