Spring Sewing

on May 1 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 97 Comments

Thanks for a fun month of Spring Sewing! There’s still time through the weekend to comment for your chance to win prizes from Fiskars/Gingher or one of four $20 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew! We’d like to thank Fiskars/Gingher for sponsoring Spring Sewing Month. Many thanks go out to our wonderful group of contributors too. We’ve learned so much from you!

Here are our Spring Sewing tutorials in one handy place:

Spring Bags by Elizabeth
Ruffle Top by Rae
Quilted Garden Tote by Alissa
Spring Clean your Sewing Room + Spring Clean Checklist by Lisa
Spring Clean your Sewing Machine video by Bethany
Ruffle Skirt by Emu
Spring Chicken by Amy


Plus: Spring Tutorials, Skirt Tutorials, Flower Tutorials & Easter Tutorials

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97 Responses to Spring Sewing

  1. Colleen Butler says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial for the garden tote. My daughter who is part of the garden club at her university is going to get one for her May birthday!

  2. Helena says:

    Thanks for putting these together for us. Great job.

  3. Katy says:

    Oh my. So many projects and so little time. I think I need to quit working and just sew.

  4. Erin says:

    Must make that ruffle top!

  5. Vicki Terpstra says:

    These are all great tutorials. I especially love the Ruffle Top by Rae. Excellent job on that tutorial and so useful for every size too. LOVE IT!

  6. lilyhaven says:

    Great, great, great tutorials!! Thank you!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for all the tutorials! I’m trying out the ruffle top today.

  8. gillian says:

    I’m normally not much of a ruffle person, but both the ruffle skirt and ruffle top are on my to-sew list…it must be the spring fever!

  9. KZ says:

    Thanks for all the great spring projects!

  10. Stacy says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials!

  11. Misty says:

    I just found out about “Sew, Mama Sew!,” and I am so glad I did! I’ve had so much fun looking at all the pretty creations and browsing tutorials!!!

  12. teresa deboy says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  13. Jody says:

    Thanks for all of your great tutorials…they are always a source of inspiration!

  14. Cheryl says:

    Thanks so much for having the April Spring Sewing month! A lot of inspiring projects!

  15. Tina Mackey says:

    Now I have several more tutorials on my list of “things to sew”. Thanks!

  16. Alana says:

    It was a great idea to have a spring sewing month, it’s inspired me to get to work on some summer clothes!

  17. karissa says:

    i really need to try that ruffle top!

  18. Samantha says:

    Thanks for another great month! It was good to get in the swing of spring.

  19. Lorajean says:

    I have my fabric to make the pleated shirt, so excited!

  20. michele m says:

    thanks for all the great tutorials and esp for putting them in one easy spot to find.

  21. Liz says:

    I love the tutorials that you find and share with all of us. Please keep them (and the themes you come up with) coming!

  22. Wagonwife says:

    It was wonderful to have all the Spring tutorials and ideas to finally usher in the Season. It has been a long Winter in the North East, made easier with the wonderful work you did through out the month.

  23. Carrie in KC says:

    I really like that ruffle top tutorial. I hope I have a chance to try it.

  24. Beth Prince says:

    this is what makes SMS my “must read” blog every day!!

  25. rebe says:

    I loved the posts this month. So many cute projects!

  26. Kris says:

    Thanks for doing this!

  27. Stacey C. says:

    I’m still loving that quilted garden tote…it’s definitely on my list of projects for the next few weeks!

  28. Susan says:

    Can someone please come spring clean my sewing room? No takers? I guess that will have to go on my list of things to do : ) Thanks for all the great tutorials!

  29. amy says:

    that chicken is amazing. 🙂

  30. Southern Gal says:

    Boy, did I need the spring clean your sewing machine video. I’ll be going back to that one and taking notes so I can clean it on a regular basis now.

  31. Amy Fisher says:

    I NEED to go make a spring top now!!! Thanks for the great tuts.

  32. Charlotte says:

    these tutorials were all wonderful! thank you for sharing.

  33. Rachelle says:

    My friend’s nursery is done with birds. I’m going to have to try to create this spring chicken this weekend. Thanks for the link!

  34. Helena says:

    I really love that Quilted Garden Tote. I bet it’d make a great knitting bag too!

  35. Francis C. Moore says:

    Great patterns. Francis Moore

  36. Emily S says:

    Such great tutorials – and i loved the bit on spring cleaning your sewing area!

  37. Brooke says:

    I can’t wait to make a ruffle top for myself and a version for my girls as dresses or tunics… so cute!

  38. Julie says:

    I really want to make a mini version of the ruffle top for my daughter. What a great pattern! Thanks.

  39. Laura says:

    I really appreciate how you guys guide us toward free tutorials. Thanks for finding us all those neat sewing ideas!

  40. DebbieKL says:

    Love all the tutorials. I’m hoping to make a top and skirt soon.

  41. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials! They have been great!

  42. Michelle says:

    Thanks for everything, this is my favorite resource for all things fabric-y!

  43. Amy says:

    They are all great. I am really looking forward to trying out the ruffled top.

  44. kelli says:

    thanks for all of the inspiration!

  45. Kami Mandell says:

    I am planning on making the cute gardening tote. Loved all the tutorials

  46. Susie Mac says:

    You’ve got a great blog! I just stumbled upon it this week and look forward to reading each post. I haven’t sewn in years, but after browsing through your blog, I’m ready to go at it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Shannon says:

    Great month – thanks!!

  48. Ruth Tunick says:

    Great month of ideas – can’t wait to start sewing.

  49. Aimee says:

    What a great bunch of projects! Now all I need is the time to make them all!

  50. Marlene says:

    I am making a plan to make the shirt in a tiny size for my daughter and then one for me (plus size). Thanks for the tutorial!

  51. Beth-Ann Fisk says:

    Thanks for the inspiration this month. The bags are definitely my fav. Can’t wait to get sewing!

  52. Katie says:

    Thank you!!!

  53. Rachel says:

    Thanks for all the tutorials and sewing tips. I love this blog!

  54. I still think that chick is cute –

  55. Mona says:

    I wanted to make the spring chicken for Easter, but I just ran out of time. It’s still on my list of things to do asap. It’s so adorable.

  56. Jennifer says:

    I love both the ruffly top and skirt!

  57. sandyandcosmo says:

    So many great ideas. I’m working on the ruffled top (minus the ruffle!) Thanks to everyone for sharing with the rest of us.

  58. Shanna says:

    Now if I can just get around to taking pictures of all the stuff I sewed last month!

  59. Hannah says:

    I think I’m going to try the ruffle top for my little girls.

  60. Deb V says:

    Thanks for all the great projects this month. I tried a few and had a lot of fun.

  61. Bethany says:

    The Spring Sewing tutorials wer all really great! Thanks so much for all of them!

  62. Ananda says:

    Great tutorials all in one place. Thank you guys so much!

  63. Candy says:

    Love, love, love it. I have a ruffle top in progress as I type. Keep up the good work, Sew, Mama, Sew.

  64. Sarah says:

    My daughter was so excited when I showed her all of the projects. She’s turning into a budding sewer…and will soon pass me by in expertise. Thanks for having such fun and wonderful projects.

  65. Cheryl says:

    I think I may be the only quilter in the world who doesn’t like ruffles. Not for me, but I do like looking at the other stuff people do.

  66. Cynthia says:

    I have loved Spring Sewing and feel inspired to try several of the projects. There are some great tutorials – I love SMS!

  67. shannon says:

    I LOVE the ruffle shirt, thanks for putting all of these together!

  68. Kara says:

    Thanks for the fun spring ideas- it is getting me very excited for winter to end!ff

  69. MegVS says:

    There were some AWESOME tutorials this month!

  70. Elizabeth says:

    One of these days I’ll get around to that ruffle top. It’s so cute and looks so fresh for summer.

  71. Stephanie says:

    Hmmm….. maybe I should check out the spring clean for the sewing machine as mine is currently on the fritz! Thanks for another great month of sewing inspiration.

  72. Ellen Ban says:

    Thanks for the Spring cleaning encouragement and advice!

  73. becky says:

    I’ve had so much fun this month. I’ve tried a few things and filed a few for later use. Thanks for constantly challenging and inspiring!

  74. Jodieth says:

    It’s been a great month!

  75. Hilary says:

    Great tutorials – thank you!

  76. Heather says:

    love the round-up. . . so many fun things to make for spring/summer. . . but today it is sunny in Seattle–the kids and I are off to explore in the sunshine.

  77. Alice S says:

    The spring tutorials that you provided were particularly excellent. Thank you!!!

  78. Kelli says:

    What a great month of ideas. I have certainly added to my very long and never ending list of things to try! Thanks SMS, y’all are AWESOME!

  79. Stephanie says:

    I loved spring sewing month. I started my ruffle shirt from the tutorial by rae last night. I can’t wait to finish it up this weekend.

  80. Scubagoose says:

    Thanks for all the goodies this month! Every week my to sew list gets longer and longer! Thanks again!

  81. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Lot’s of great things to sew!

  82. Kaye Prince says:

    I’m really looking forward to making both the Garden Tote and Ruffle Top. Thanks not only for making these patterns available, but also for providing such great links to new blogs and sites to read!

  83. Monica Gee says:

    Too much good stuff!

  84. Cami Paul says:

    I really want to make that cute ruffled top!

  85. Anna Maschke says:

    So much fun stuff to sew. I love the top and skirt…and have just the fabric to work with!

  86. Sarah Richer says:

    Thanks for the quick links! Makes it so easy to find what I want in a hurry! I loved all the tutorials this month! 🙂

  87. Marguerite says:

    I’ve got to try the ruffle top soon … it’s so sweet, and (because I want stuff I can wear for several years, as I have zero clothing budget except for a yearly pair of jeans, not because it’s coming up anytime soon) it looks like it might also work as an early-maternity top.

  88. JJ says:

    This has been a great way to get out of that winter rut! Thanks…

  89. shannon says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials, I love that quilted garden tote!

  90. Kathy says:

    Thanks for putting them all together! Fun stuff 🙂

  91. Ariel says:

    What a valuable month of sewing it has been! Thank you for all the great tutorials and giveaways! 🙂

  92. knitteresq says:

    So many cute projects this spring! Thanks for posting all in one place.

  93. Steph W says:

    Wow – so many cool ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  94. Linda says:

    Definitely a fun and useful month!! Thanks!!

  95. Mrs. JP says:

    we love the patterns

  96. Marissa says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials!

  97. Amy says:

    I am really not a fan of birds, but think the Spring Chicken is ADORABLE!!!!! Love it!!!!!

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