Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty shows us the latest online sewing trends every month. What do you think of these fall trends? We’ve got bustles and costumes, sewing for men and sweatshirts too…

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It’s time to start thinking of holidays, gifts and everyday warmth. This is the time of year when my sewing machine threatens me with giving up altogether! Settle in with a cup of something warm!

Women’s Sweatshirts

The weather is cooling down! Whether you need more layers under a coat, or can get away with just a fabulous hoodie, here are some great options for the coming season:

Clockwise from top left: Cali Faye Collection: The Perri Pullover, Seamster Patterns: The Avocado Hoodie, TipTopFit: Personalized Sewing Pattern Hoodie, Sew a Straight Line: Julia Cardigan

Sewing for Men

We get caught up sewing for our kids, ourselves or our homes. Let’s not forget about the men in our lives! My husband is very tall, and I have yet to tackle tailoring for him. Here is some excellent menswear:

Clockwise from top left: Made by Meg: Men’s Casual Blazer, Dandelion Drift: Jedediah Shorts, Confessions of a Refashionista: the Manly Makeover, Oh, She dabbles: The Albion

Kids’ Costumes

‘Tis the season for dress up! Even if you aren’t into trick or treating, every kids loves a new costume! From the ever-popular Frozen in an everyday option to a light-up super tutu, these tutorials will start your creative juices flowing!

Clockwise from top left: The Sewing Rabbit: Mermaid by Petit a Petit, Melly Sews: Awesome Jedis, See Vanessa Craft: Dino Hoodie, So Sew Easy: Light-Up Princess by Sew Chibi, Kitschy Coo: The Anna Skater


A little bit Steam Punk, and a little bit peplum, bustles do not have to be a grand Victorian affair to give you a little bit of oomph. At the same time, a mini bustle will not make your back end look bigger. Here are a few options for you to try out!

Clockwise from top left: Cotton + Curls: Plaid Refashion, No Big Dill: Ruffle Your Bustle, Erika B: Back Bustle Riding Jacket, The Sewing Rabbit: Side Bustle Pattern