Hello, summer stitching: 45 fun sewing projects

From Everyday HandmadeCan you relate to one of these statements about your sewing life for the summer?

I love quilting, but I want to branch out and learn how to sew other things too—bags, aprons, kitchen and sewing items—maybe even a stuffie?

I’m in the mood for some fun sewing projects—and I’m looking for inspiration to sew outside the quilt block!

I’ve gifted a quilt to every person I know, but I still want to sew more gifts! What other fabric items can I make?

I’m afraid of zippers!

If any of these statements describe your summer stitching situation, you’re in luck! Bestselling authors Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smitke are here to turn your sewing setbacks into a summer of sewing fun in The New Handmade and Everyday Handmade, each available as instantly downloadable eBooks!


Collector's Item tote bag
Zipper-free: “Collector’s Item Tote Bag” from
Everyday Handmade
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Zippered Kit Bag Garden Party Selvage Wristlet
Zipperlicious (and perfect for beginning zipper installers): “Zippered Kit Bag” from
The New Handmade and “Garden Party Selvage Wristlet” from Everyday Handmade
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See more zipped and unzipped bags, containers, and such >


Potholder, oven mitt, and Pocket Place Mats
Quick and easy: potholder, oven mitt, and “Pocket Place Mats” (great for picnicking!) from
The New Handmade
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Kitchen sewing from Everyday Handmade
A “berry” fresh kitchen set: “Secret Ingredient Apron” and “Wild Strawberry Potholder” from
Everyday Handmade
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Find more ways to dish up some sewing fun >


Woodland Sewing Set
Needle case, pincushion, and notions pouch: “Woodland Sewing Set” from
Everyday Handmade


Just for fun sewing projects
“Fenn the Jackalope” and “Ladybug Coin Purse” from
Everyday Handmade
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PLUS: The New Handmade includes our #1 bestselling sewing ePattern of all time!

Dinner Party Grocery Bag
“Dinner Party Grocery Bag”

These 45 sewing patterns will keep you stitching all summer—download the eBooks today.

Everyday Handmade The New Handmade

Happy summertime sewing!

What do you make more of: quilts, bags, pincushions, or something else? Tell us in the comments!

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