Sewing Trends ~ What are You Sewing?!

on March 13 | in Sewing Trends | by | with 14 Comments

Melanie from A Sewing Journal shows us what’s new in the online sewing community, from boxy bags to fun, spring pastels. You can always find Melanie on Twitter and Facebook. You’ll also want to visit her regular posts on A Sewing Journal; we love her latest round-ups there too!

Join me as I take a look at what the online sewing community has been making!

Signs of Spring are showing up in sewing projects! Clockwise from top left: George Quilts by In Color Order, Peek-a-boo Bunny Pattern (PDF) by The Little Tiny, Eggs Obsession by Why Not Sew?, Window Detail by dutch blue, a chick, an egg, a bunny, a carrot and scrappy bunnies, both by nanaCompany.

Warm, ice cream parlor colors look so fresh on fabric right now as exemplified by Heather Bailey’s Freshcut fabric collection and more. Clockwise from top left: Honeycomb Dot Lime from Kei Fabrics, Lounge Stripe Pink from the Freshcut fabric collection designed by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics, Groovy Floral Orange from the Freshcut fabric collection designed by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics, Dittybud Pink from the Freshcut fabric collection designed by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics, Wings and Dots Seafoam from the Hello Pilgrim fabric collection by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics, Marble Stripe Jade from the Heirloom fabric collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit, Visions Spa from the LouLouThi Needleworks collection by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Clouds are also a sign of Spring and appearing in many sewing projects! Clockwise from top left: Stitched Rain Cloud Brooch Tutorial by Lupin originally published on Bugs and Fishes, Cloud Shaped Pillow by ColetteBream, Cloud & Ribbon Travel Pillow Tutorial by Prudent Baby, It’s Raining Love Mobile by michael ann made from a pattern by From The Red Kitchen, Balloon Quilt with cloud quilting and backing by toots2u (and you simply must check out her beautiful, and “cloudy” nursery!), DIY Puffy Cloud Mobile by Finley and Oliver.

Pastels are popular for spring in both fashion and sewing. Clockwise from top left: Hand sewn letters by Fácil y Sencillo, Una blusa veraniega by mamma190, new bookmark by zakkaart, white blooms baby quilt by the Luscious Lemon Ice Cream Quilt with longarm quilting by farbstoff-bridge and piecing by her customer Eva Schuettemeyer.

Boxy bags are all the rage! Clockwise from top left: brrr! bags by apple cyder, Box Bag by hey porkchop!, Boxy Bag by ZigZagStitches, Travel Boxy Bag by Life in Stitches from the book Simply Sublime Bags by Jodi Kahn, Oilcloth Box Bags by one shabby chic, Estojo de pano by Retrosaria.

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14 Responses to Sewing Trends ~ What are You Sewing?!

  1. I already sewed a white lace mini skirt with turquoise lining and finished a white and light yellow dress today! :)))
    I am SO ready for spring! 😛

  2. Maire says:

    I am attempting a pieced bench cushion- so far so good!

  3. Jayne says:

    I am totally into little zippered wallets right now. I want to branch out to more kid-inspired prints.

  4. I love seeing the trends Melanie finds. I have noticed the clouds and pastels and think both are pretty fun, but as the only girl in the house I feel guilty actually making much in pastel! I am making some coasters from pastel yellow and green though, so I guess that counts 🙂

  5. Wow! So many nice things, and so pretty.

    I have a few birthdays coming up, so I’ll be sewing things for little girls, starting with some nice, soft pajamas or nightgowns.

  6. Anshu says:

    What a coincidence! I recently made a nursery mobile quite similar to the ones MElanie included in her roundup.
    I just finished sewing an apron for gift.

  7. lou says:

    i’m so happy about the cloud trend since i’m so fed up seeing mustaches (they NOW hit germany and i’ve seen them ages before) and owls. pastel is something i personally LOVE. combined with neon colors they definitely ROCK!

  8. Aletta says:

    I love those pastels and spring colors!

  9. Lisa says:

    I’ve been noticing lots of boxy bags and bunnies too! I think bunnies are the new owls.

  10. Go mamma.

    Great work, congrats

  11. Cynthia T. says:

    I seem to be always making a pillowcase or apron as a gift. I still have plans to make my daughter a camera case this spring.

  12. Ally says:

    They are all so cute!!! Love the bookmark and the cloud mobile:)

  13. Alison says:

    I LOVE this round up! I’m so eager for Spring! Thanks for including my peek-a-boo bunny pattern. it’s in such good company!

  14. Jacque says:

    I’m so ready for spring….love the colors, and the boxy bags are great!

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