Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty has more exciting sewing trends to share this summer! There’s still plenty of time for summer hats, sundresses, picnics and more…

Learn about the latest from Kelley on Etsy, Instagram and Facebook, and don’t forget to hop over to Casa Crafty too.

Summer Hats + Bags

Hats and bags, hats and bags! There is always so much to take with you on a summer adventure: sunscreen, towels, clothes, snacks and HATS! Put it all in a giant beach bag and off you go!

Clockwise from top left: Lusa Organics: Boys’ Sunhat, Clever Thursday: Beachbag in 10 Steps, At Second Street: T-shirt Cap, The Sewing Rabbit: Floral Fedora, Put Up Your Dukes: Giant Mommy Beach Bag, You Sew Girl: Kid Hat Patterns


Enjoy the cooler evenings and dine out of doors. Enjoy a picnic on the patio or a potluck with friends. Do it in style with these sweet and functional accessories:

Clockwise from top left: The Cottage Mama: Bowl Covers, Fabric Mutt: All in One Placemats, Craft Buds: Picnic Blanket Tote, Centsational Girl: Roll Up Place Mat, The House that Lars Built: Picnic Basket Insert, Tiffany Designs: Casserole Caddy Pattern, Make it Do: Bowl Covers


Get out and enjoy the breezy warm days with a sundress for you, or for your smaller friend!

Clockwise from top left: Caila Made: Shirred Sundress, KitschyCoo: Yoked Knit Sundress, A Beautiful Mess: Piano Lesson Dress, Melly Sews: Color Block V-Neck

Summer Swimming

Are you at the beach yet? Out for a picnic? Enjoying the sun? I know we have been spending a lot of time at the pool! For July, let’s take get into some swim and sun sewing!

From ladies to the little gents, there are sewing tutorials and patterns everywhere. Here are just a few examples:

Clockwise from top left: Papercut Patterns: Soma Suit, Buzzmills: Little Fishes Cosi Suit, Running with Scissors: Euro Shorts Pattern, No Big Dill: Pennies Swimsuit tutorial, imagine gnats: Ikat Tankini, Girl Inspired: Sew a Swimsuit