Top 10 Summer Picks

Looking for some summer sewing inspiration?  We want to extend our summer a little longer by showcasing our ten top summer project picks!  Many of these summer projects are practical for use all year long.

Cool off in your sewing space and get into a creative zone with these ten projects:

1. Sew a Simple Wide Brim Hat With Optional Contrasting Band

A sew and sell PDF pattern to stitch a vintage inspired 1930’s era wide brim flapper-style hat with contrasting band from Kallie Designs. A simple sewing project with only three pattern pieces. Accent your vintage-style flapper hat with a fun fabric flower, a large vintage button, a brooch, or a slide buckle. The wide brim can be slightly turned up at the front or back. Sew beautiful 1930’s style hats with this pattern all year round.

Wide Brim Hat Sewing Pattern Download by Kallie Designs

2. Suzy’s Sack – A Simple Everyday Bag for Essentials on the Go

Suzy’s Sack designed by Sherri K. Falls of This & That Patterns is a clever little zippered bag that is bursting with personality. This little bag is an ideal size to hold your keys, phone, and any essentials. Suzy’s Sack measures 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ once completed. Sew and clip your Suzy’s Sack onto your pool bag, or attach it to your beach bag for easy carrying.

The Suzy's Sack Sewing Pattern
Suzy’s Sack

3. The Rollie Pollie Travel Organizer

The Rollie Pollie travel roll from Cozy Nest Designs is an all-purpose organizer featuring four detachable, zipped pouches that all roll up into one secure little package. Sew and hang your Rollie Pollie using your choice of a D-ring or grommet, or fold it flat for compact storage when not in use. Hook and loop strips hold the four pouches and flap securely in place. A convenient side handle makes for easy carrying. Perfect for cosmetics, sewing and craft supplies, jewelry, toys, and gift giving. Instructions included for three sizes!

Rollie Pollie Organizers by cozynestdesign

4. The Summer Lovin’ Tote 

The Summer Lovin’ Beach Tote PDF sewing pattern download by Andrie Designs. Sew and carry and use this bag however you want. The possibilities are vast with this sewing pattern. The finished size of the Summer Lovin’ Beach Tote is as follows: 20″ (51 cm) wide x 16″ (41 cm) high x 10″ (25 cm) deep making it quite roomy.

The Summer Lovin' Tote - Sew for the Beach, the Market, or Day Trips!

5.  Appliqued Beach Huts PDF Pattern

Perfect your appliqué skills with fun rows of these summer beach huts that can embellish tote bags, beach bags, purse flaps, and more. This is an excellent scrap busting project too! Your beach huts project can be framed to make a pretty picture, or add some to soft summer cottage furnishings such as pillows, a padded headboard, or quilted wall hanging. The instructions are also included for turning the project into a colorful draft blocker. Pattern from RaggyRobin.

Applique Beach Huts PDF Templates

6. Beach Huts Mug Rug Pattern

A beach hut is the perfect place for storing tea and coffee supplies when spending a day at the seaside – along with your deck chair and parasol of course! And whilst we can’t all have a hut on the beach, we can create our own trio of beach huts with this mug rug pattern from the Patchsmith. Using quick fuse applique and easy-to-follow instructions this bright addition to your table will remind you of carefree summer days whilst providing enough room for your cup and cookie. Or you may prefer to hang this little quiltie in a sunny spot on your workroom wall. Suitable for hand or machine stitching this pattern comes with easy-to-follow instructions and full-size applique sheet. 

Beach Huts Mug Rug Pattern + Free Fusible Applique Video Tutorial

7. Gone Glamping Zippered Pouches

These zippered pouches designed by Sherri K. Falls of This & That Patterns finish at 3 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ for the small and 7″ X 9″ for the large pouch. Use one for your coins or debit cards, and the other for shopping lists, coupons, your phone, and more.

Gone Glamping - Zippered Pouches Digital Sewing Pattern Download

8. Mermaid Tail Messenger Bag

A digital sewing pattern by Stephanie Miller of P and B Pattern Shoppe. Simple enough for a beginner sewer with some sewing machine experience to try. This sewing pattern boasts 17 pages of detailed instructions walking you through each step, a 1/2″ seam allowance included, and full-size printer ready pattern pieces. The flap closure secures with a simple piece of hook and loop tape (Velcro) and is a great place to showcase a mermaid fabric!

9. The Finchley Messenger Bag + BONUS Wallet Pattern

The Finchley messenger bag is anything but basic and a fun little accessory to sew. A ton of different style variations are available such as the summer fruit salad bag with fun appliqué options. The building blocks bag is designed for the toy block master. The bag interior, front and top pockets can be added as needed. A fun curved front option is also part of this pattern. The adjustable strap makes this a comfortable bag to carry. This PDF includes a bonus wallet pattern which is ideal for a kids’ first wallet.

Messenger Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

10. Reversible Drawstring Summer Strawberry Bag

This PDF sewing pattern by Happybee offers clear, concise instructions, with step-by-step photos showing us how to sew this fun strawberry bag. There are no raw edges visible inside the bag. The bag is sewn using the “English” method which creates a sturdier bag. This bag appears perfectly finished even when reversed using this method. This sweet strawberry bag measures about 14″ x 18″ opened.

Strawberry bag PDF sewing pattern

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