Tag: summer

Springtime Patchwork Purse Free Pattern + Tutorial

Charise Randell from Charise Creates has your next project all ready for you. Learn how to sew this roomy Springtime Patchwork Purse! Charise’s latest design is pieced with bright fabrics, with a linen border and strap. There’s also a handy magnetic closure and inside pocket…

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Sew Easy Sunglasses Case

Laura Hensley of The Sewing Class recently shared her experiences and knowledge about How to Run a Successful Sewing Camp for Kids. Her Sew Easy Sunglasses Case is one of the first projects her campers tackle, and it’s a useful sewing project for any beginning sewist. Learn how easy it is to make the case, and don’t miss Laura’s very helpful how to if you’re thinking about starting a sewing camp of your own!…

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How to Make a Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Geta Grama from Romanian Quilt Studio shows you how to make an easy, professional drawstring bag. This basic design is great for favor bags or gift bags! You can get to work now to stock up for the holiday gift giving season, and you can also share a photo of your bag for a chance to win a new sewing machine in our Teach a Friend to Sew series!

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The Summer Purse Free Pattern + Tutorial

Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction is back with a free Summer Purse PDF pattern excerpt from her new book, Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun. There’s a giveaway too!

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Boho Leather Fringe Bag Tutorial

Samantha from Handmade by Mrs. H is an independent pattern designer, living in Wales, UK. Samantha specializes in bag sewing patterns and also runs the Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H Etsy shop. She designed this Leather Fringe Bag to take you through all of your summer adventures on into fall. You can use leather or “pleather,” and pop a favorite print in for the lining. Add a little Boho/Coachella vibe to your summer look!…

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Rosabelle Hat Free Pattern + Tutorial

Wendy Talené from Elsewhen designed this pretty Rosabelle Cloche, an elegant hat with handmade roses for sizes 19” – 25” (Toddler – Adult Large). You can download the free pattern and follow Wendy’s step-by-step instructions in her tutorial below! All of your friends will want their own Rosabelle…

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All Season Tote Bag Tutorial

Fabric and pattern designer Mo Bedell Mo is back with a lovely, roomy Summer Tote Bag PDF Tutorial. This could be your perfect new bag for the summer! (Or maybe fall?!… We love the plaid version too.) Don’t let the piping scare you away; Mo shows you how easy it is to get this professional look…

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The Adelaide Tank Free Pattern

The Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman just might be the ticket to sewing your own complete wardrobe, with a great variety of items to suit your personality and your body. Download The Adelaide pattern from the book and comment for a chance to win a copy. Learn why we think this is a great option for updating your look!…

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Irene Dress Pattern

Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz from On the Cutting Floor shared her Camille Dress earlier this month, the perfect dress for a date night or get-together with friends! She’s back with the Irene Dress, a sweet and casual option in knit fabric…

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Drawstring Sleeping Bag Case

Head out for one last summer camping trip, then tuck those sleeping bags away in style with these washable totes! Tonya from TheCraftyMummy.com shows you how to use laminated fabric to create fun and easy storage for your sleeping bags. These bags are great for sleepovers, camping trips, visits to Grandma and more!

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Saudade Sun Dress (+ Top)

An from StraightGrain does it again with a sweet sundress tutorial and free PDF pattern! The Saudade can also be made into a top and includes sizing from 1-10 years.

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Tennis Bag Tutorial

Teresa VanHatten-Granath, or the Green Bag Lady, shows you how to make a Tennis Bag (perfect for tennis OR your new summer tote!) in this free PDF tutorial. Plus, click over to Green Bag Lady to enter to win this bag or one of ten new shopping totes…

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Baby Doll Twirl Top Tutorial

Ericka and Jessica from Violette Field Threads Pattern Company designed this Baby Doll Twirl Top to utilize a fun, new product from Clover that you iron onto fabric to create perfect gathers! They show you how easy it is to make a sweet new top for sizes 2T through 10 years…

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Playful Picnic Set

There is one thing guaranteed to make peanut butter sandwiches special, and that’s a beautiful picnic basket! Whether you want to head to the park and feed the whole family or send your little ones out into the garden for a special snack this tutorial will help you make some lovely up-cycled and easy to sew picnic gear…

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Swimsuit Sewing Tips

Swimsuits are often considered one of those “holy grails” of sewing. Sewists don’t want to tackle them because they’re worried about finding good patterns, or sewing with challenging fabric, or knowing the right construction techniques. But you can (and should!) stretch yourself to sew a swimsuit this summer. Here are some favorite tips for sewing swimsuits…

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Summer Nights Stitch-Along

Learn how to make a sweet, new embroidery pattern with step-by-step guidance from Julie and Chris of Little Dorrit & Co. Part One shows you how to gather supplies and start your first stitches. Next steps will post on July 8 and July 22, helping you space out your progress for a finished project in July! Join us for fireflies and moonlit summer nights…

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Lattice Smocked Balmy Breezes Top

Ajaire from Call Ajaire loves to create things for her three year old daughter, and this Lattice Smocked Balmy Breezes Top was inspired by her. Download a 3T size and adjust the pattern for smaller or larger sizes, or use the lattice smocking for a different project. We hope you really enjoy learning this technique!

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“Goin’ to Camp” Duffel Bag Tutorial

Deanna McCool of SewMcCool and Birdsong designed this “Goin’ to Camp” Duffel out of laminated fabrics. If you’ve ever had a child go away to camp you know how dirty these bags can get (inside and out) by the time the kids come home. Wipe-free and worry-free, this bag can go to camp, Grandma’s, daycare, preschool and more!

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Easy Organza Flower Accessories

Learn how to make these Easy Organza Flower Accessories featuring our Peony Fabric Flowers. Gia of Fairytale Flowers and One Perfect Day shows you how to turn her signature flowers into a Floral Crown, Wrist Corsage or Flower Headband. We think these are perfect for spring celebrations, dances, summer weddings and more!

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