Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty is one of our new sewing trend spotters! Find more from Kelley on Etsy, Instagram, Facebook and stop by Casa Crafty for looks at Kelley’s sewing, crafts, family life and more. You can also learn more about Kelley in her introduction.

Tell us about the trends you see in the online sewing world! Is there a new, can’t-miss pattern out there? Are people sewing for a big summer wardrobe re-do? What’s on trend in your own sewing area/room?

Tulip Hems

Not just for the garden and not just for skirts… The tulip hem! Skirts are always a trend. They can be gathered, a-line, pleated, paper bag or maxi and more but they are usually straight hems. Add a little interest for this spring with tulip hems. (They aren’t just for skirts though!)

Clockwise, from top left: Pattern RunwayScallop Hem Shorts, Cotton + CurlsWrap Around Skirt, Merrick’s ArtSide Tulip Hem Tunic, Made By JulianneTulip Hem Ruffle Skirt, What Katie SewsSilk Tulip Scout Tee Alteration


Poufs are a great place to sit! Poufs are a nice project for re-purposing towels, thin rugs and blankets all the while bringing a casual air to your seating area. Make them for indoors and gorgeous. Make them for outdoors and rugged.  Make them fun for the kiddos to bounce about on.

Clockwise, from top left: Kristi Murphy, domestic adventure, MADE, retropolitan, Camille Stiles


Fold over clutches are forever! The clutch is constant; it’s a beautiful accessory to any outfit. Try out these fold over clutch tutorials for an easy and scrunchable handbag.

Clockwise, from top left: Flamingo ToesFold Over Clutch DIY, Alida MakesOversized Asymmetrical Clutch, Fabric Paper GlueFold Over Framed Clutch, A Beautiful Mess


It’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold… Grab a poncho! Spring is a beautiful season full of flowers blooming, longer days to night, chirping birds and warmer weather. However, it’s often really not warm enough to be without a cardi, jacket or a poncho! The poncho is a great transitional weather piece.  This garment is highly customizable, making it a perfect addition to your spring wardrobe (or your munchkins’).

From the top, then clockwise from the left: A Beautiful Mess, Pretty PrudentFleece Hooded Poncho, Salty MomEasy Poncho, Trash to CouturePoncho Wrap Pattern, Creative KismetThe Katie Poncho

Art Deco Fabric

Thanks to the new Gatsby we have art deco on the brain! Art Deco is an eye catching design style that captures the fragility of traditional craft with the intensity of industrialization. These fabrics will give any of your projects a unique design.  They are all from Spoonflower, so pick your fabric type: cotton, jersey, silk, etc.!

Clockwise, from top left: Peacoquette DesignsDiamonds and Emeralds, zestiArt Deco Rings,
studiofibonacciLotus Damask, acbeilkeArt Deco Orchids , zestiDeco Rio De Janeiro