Rachael from imagine gnats joins us each month with the latest sewing trends, showing what people are sewing and sharing online! Rachael recently stopped by with the popular Sewing Sayings Embroidery Pattern, and she keeps busy at imagine gnats designing more fun PDF patterns for sewing and embroidery, creating tutorials and sharing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Which trends do you notice? What are you sewing?
For a touch of shimmer and shine to brighten your day, look no further than gold accents, golden fabrics or why not try making your own pair of fabulous gold shorts?

Clockwise from top left: Gold-Trimmed Baby Romper DIY by Charming Doodle for The Sewing RabbitGold Shorts by Studs and Buttonholes, Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery FabricsGold Polka Dot Dress Tutorial by Merricks Art

Bright + Bold Prints
Bright and bold native-inspired prints have been spotted on dresses, skirts, tops, and accessories… Which has me wondering, will we be seeing tribal print-inspired quilts next?

Clockwise from top left: DIY Wearable Muslin by mimi G style, Scarf to Tank Refashion by Domestic Bliss Squared, Indian Summer Lady Skater by Sew Chibi, Tribal Print Knits by Girl CharleeCate’s Cowl Tutorial by luvinthemommyhood

With children heading back to school, it’s a great time to find new classroom-ready tutorials and projects to help the little ones (and big ones) in your life transition into the school year.

Clockwise from top left: Zipper Monster Wallet Cuffs by Hideous, Dreadful, Stinky! for Spoonful, First Day of School Pocket Hearts by Curly Birds, Cloth Napkins for School Lunches by Buggy and Buddy, Back to School Sewing by s.o.t.a.k. handmade, Fabric Covered Notebooks by Jacquelynne Steves

Briar Rose
Heather Ross’s new Briar Rose fabric line (for Windham Fabrics), with its summer-soaked charm and perfectly sweet illustrations, has definitely won the hearts of sewists everywhere. The sunny vintage colors of the quilting cottons can be seen in a wide range of beautiful projects, and the knit prints have inspired garments for adults and children alike.

Clockwise from top left: Briar Rose Simple Skirt by Girl Like the Sea, Her Briar Rose Quilt by Noodlehead, Briar Rose Pinafore by a little gray, A Briar Rose Baby Quilt by crafterhours, Briar Rose Summertime Pillowcases by charm stitch.

Clockwise from top left: Strawberry Peplum Top by Made by Rae, Briar Rose Knits Skirt by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Briar Rose Skater Dress by Sew Sweetness, Strawberry Tumble Tee by One Girl Circus, Briar Rose Jersey by Film in the Fridge.