Eclipse comes with basic "How to use Eclipse" tutorials that aren't intended to teach you Java. Do them so that you have some basic understanding of Eclipse and the terminology of programming in Java, but then move on to:
Get a book, start reading at page 1, type every example, compile it, run it, change it to answer any questions you have, keep reading until the next example, repeat over and over and over again. When you get to the end of a chapter, do every exercise until it works as it's supposed to, then break it, fix it, come here and ask for help when you can't make them work. Go to the next chapter and repeat.
You don't need a project. You need to learn the basics in a structured, sensible way. Perhaps meangreen's resource is a good one, but usually a resource used by an instructor to teach a course loses a lot without the instructor part.