We have another look at sewing trends in the online sewing community with Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty. Here’s a little of what’s out there beyond the rush of gift making!

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With the holidays we all get overwhelmed with crafting for gifts and decor and the weather. Here are a few themes to help you find some great fabric and ideas!

Zippers on the Outside

Exposed zippers trend on and off and they are currently back on.  Add a zipper detail to just about all of your projects to give them a unique little twist!

Clockwise from top left: Our Chez Nous: Monochromatic Blake, Two-Many: Little Zippy Tops, Katy and Laney: Phoenix, Sewing Like Mad: Pleated Pencil Skirt

A Horse is a Horse of Course

Horse printed fabric has been making the rounds for months now, and it always grabs my attention. There is just something about this majestic creature that pulls the eyes towards it. Here are some more unusual prints, and projects to get your horses galloping.

Clockwise from top left: andrea_lauren : Origami Animals Camp,  buttons and beaus: African Waxed Print fabric, Gift Chalet Auburn: Swedish Dala Horses, Lia Griffith: DIY Felt Stick Horses, Fall for DIY: DIY All the Zip Pouches, imaginaryanimal: Horse Cameos

Stars in Your Eyes

With longer nights in the Northern Hemisphere, we get a lot of time for star gaze.  Feast your eyes upon these starry sewing projects!

Clockwise from top left: GinPins: Space Skivvies, Ohoh Blog: Star Cushions, Annette Tirette: Space Odyssey Dress, Guild of Goods: Star Flower Applique


I’m a teenager of the ’90’s and flannel to me screams Pacific Northwest and the Grunge movement.  But it’s much more versatile than that.  With the great hunky lumberjack look out and about we’ve got plaid and flannel all around.  Here are some other ways to use flannel!

Clockwise from top left: Create/Enjoy: Plaid Blanket Scarf, Mini Pip: Flannel Shirt Refashion, Diary of a Chainstitcher: Plaid Archer, Modern Handmade for imaginegnats: Flannel Jacket, Two Random Words: Flannel Negroni

Linden oh Linden

I love Grainline Patterns, and their newest staple is awesome. Linden sweatshirts are everywhere! Here are a few fine examples.

Clockwise from top left: Very Shannon: Cozy Linden, We the Sewing: Tropical Linden, Handmade Threads: Sparkly Linden, Very Purple Person: Linden