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Three Projects to Sew Now! (Before Summer Gets Here!)

by Beth Cooper

Hey there, fellow sewists! With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about our warm weather wardrobes and summer activities. And what better way to get ready for the season than with some fun and easy sewing patterns? Here are three patterns you absolutely have to try before the heat hits.

  1. The Sundress

Let’s start with the ultimate summer staple: the sundress. Whether you’re headed to the beach, a picnic in the park, or a backyard barbecue, a sundress is the perfect choice. And the best part? They’re easy to sew and customize to your own style. Try a flowy maxi dress or a shorter, flirty style. Choose a bright, bold print or keep it simple with a classic solid color. Once you sew one sundress, you’ll want to make a whole collection!

This dress is perfect for summer!
Dress it up by using a nice linen or chambray fabric,
or make it more casual with jersey or a fun summer cotton print. Find it on Missouri Star Quilt Co. or by clicking here.
This is the Sauvie Sundress Curvy Fit.
The pattern shows a few different styles and lengths
to pick from. This would be an excellent lightweight sundress for summer!
You can find the pattern on Sew House Seven or by clicking here.
  1. The High-Waisted Shorts

Next up, we have a classic summer look: high-waisted shorts. These are a must-have in any summer wardrobe. They’re cute, they’re comfortable, and they go with just about everything. Plus, if you make them yourself, you can customize the length, the fabric, and the detailing to make them truly unique. Whether you go for a classic denim look or try something a little more daring, you’ll be glad you added these to your sewing repertoire.

These are the Lola High-Waisted Lounge Shorts. The pattern is available on Tint of Mint or by clicking here. These shorts look so comfortable and would be great for summer!
These are the Brampton Shorts from Itch to Stitch. This pattern comes with multiple length options, pocket options, and more. So cute! Find them by clicking here.
  1. The Beach Bag

Finally, we can’t forget about the perfect summer accessory: the beach bag. This is the ultimate DIY project for anyone who loves to sew. Not only is it practical for carrying all your beach essentials, but it’s also a fun way to show off your sewing skills. You can choose a simple tote bag style or try something a little more complicated, like a backpack or a bucket bag. And the best part? You can use any fun and colorful fabric you like to make it truly your own.

The Motherload Tote from Cozy Nest Design is the perfect beach bag. It even has a strap to carry your beach towel! You will be able to throw everything needed for a fun summer day into this big bag! Find the pattern here.
The Everything & More Bag can be made using your
favorite fabric panel or with yardage.
This bag is big and is a great summer tote!
It can be found on Missouri Star Quilt Co. or by clicking here.

So there you have it, folks. Three sewing patterns you absolutely have to try before summer gets here. Whether you’re new to sewing or a seasoned pro, these patterns are sure to keep you feeling fun and sassy all season long. So grab your sewing machine and get to work! The beach is calling, and you need to be dressed for the occasion.

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7 months ago

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