Now that the summer is here you probably want to be outdoors and make the most of the moment! But also to dedicate some time to your favourite hobby, true? Dresses, baby outfits and a basket set: Three ideal projects to stand out from the crowd at the beach, swimming pool or on your favourite terrace this summer.
This season we have 25 new 100% cotton poplin fabrics which also carry the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification. Furthermore, these are cheerful and a lot of fun. You’ll find monkeys, koalas, hippopotamuses, cats, birds and a lot of Mother Nature in the new designs.
And even better, these summer sewing projects are easy to make and the results are spectacular!
We’re sure that these ideas will inspire or help you get out the sewing machine and start sewing. So we’ve got together 7 of the best sewing patterns for summer for you!
Dresses, baby outfits and a basket set
We are starting with an accessory pattern which is really useful for a toddler’s bedroom. A kid’s playmat and a basket in two sizes. It’s really easy to make the padded playmat. Furthermore, it’s useful and you can pop it in the pram when going to the park or having a picnic.
The two baskets can be closed by pulling on the drawstring closure. Moreover, they are ideal for keeping nappies, cream and wet wipes close to hand with the changing mat.
Body with skirt
A surprise pattern. It looks like a simple dress, but is really a body with a skirt. So you have a 2 in 1: the comfort of a body together with the sweetness of a dress.
Shirt and trousers
This baby set is a basic. It includes a T-shirt and trousers and gives you the opportunity to learn a lot of sewing techniques whilst making it: sleeves, buttonholes, gathering elastic, etc.
Dress, knickers diaper cover and ballet shoe set
You cannot go wrong with this classic, whether it’s for your little one or to give as a gift. In addition, if you are a beginner this step by step video showing how to make the little knickers will help you a lot.
Vintage bloomer romper and shoes
If you want your baby to stay nice and cool, this romper pattern will do the trick. It has practical tie straps so it can be adjusted to size and a gathered body. The pattern also includes some attractive matching booties.
For everyday wear, this dress made in a fabric combination selected from the same collection is easy to sew and the result could not be nicer.
Dress with hood
Finally, if you are looking for something a little more casual or sporty we have just the thing. This summer sweat fabric dress with a hood is a quick project to sew and a comfortable one too thanks to the fabric’s elasticity.
How to sew with Popelin fabrics
To conclude we will give you some tips that will facilitate the sewing and handling of popelin or 100% cotton fabrics:
– Pre-wash the fabric
– Once dry, iron the piece of cloth.
– Use good scissors to cut or a good rotary cutter.
– Use sewing machine needles Universal 80 / 14.
– As a fine fabric you can use French stitching to finish the seams, if you still do not know this technique, in this blog post we teach you step by step how to do it .
Find everything you need to make this project in Katia Shops and haberdasheries. Additionally, we encourage you to visit our online sales platform KatiaShop where you can also make all your fabric and sewing pattern purchases.