Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty has some new sewing trends to share for summer. Are you embroidering poolside? Have you added cutouts or any cute, new prints to your latest sewing project? Learn more about Kelley at Etsy, Instagram and Facebook, and don’t miss Casa Crafty for all of the latest from Kelley. We love her monthly look at online sewing trends!


Summer is here and its time to lounge about.  There has been more rain than sun for my neck of the woods but when the sun arrives I need a little project to work on by the pool.  Here are a few inspiring needlecraft projects to get your fingers going!

wild oliveMini EmbroideryLucky JacksonPee Wee,  A Beautiful MessEmbroidered PhotoPickleladyfarmI Sold the Kids XstitchPolka and Bloom – Frida

Leather Bags

Make a beautiful new leather bag for lunch, cleanup and everyday.

a happy stitchButter Yellow Bag, things for boys – Upcycled Leather ToteSew BonMadewell-inspired ToteLa FanciulleLeather Lunch ToteBrit and CoLeather Slouchy Storage

Shirt Dresses

Shirt dresses are easy, breezy and popping up all over the sewing community! Here are a few great examples:

Beaute J’adoreShirt DressPaunnetDeer and Doe Rue de RenardsLiberty Cottons, Pauline AliceThe Cami Dress


Its getting hot, open up your wardrobe and your kiddos with cutouts!

LouBee ClothingShandiin TunicMegan NielsenCrescent BlouseBoat PeopleDIY Cutout PantsVivat Veritas – Cropped SweatshirtCraftiness is Not OptionalKeyhole Top

Critter Prints

There has been a menagerie of cute prints in the fabric community. Check out these cute critters!

Vines and Ivy fabricsRiley Blake Lobsters Fabric SupplyKokka HedgehogsBobbieLouFabricsEd Emberley Raccoons Pink Door FabricsLizzy House Mice on Bikes