Summer of Sewing Tutorials

This page is an ongoing round-up of all of our Summer of Sewing tutorials.  These are all easy projects that can be sewn pretty quickly--perfect for those summer days when the gorgeous weather is calling your name and you don't want to spend all day in your sewing room!

Polka Dot Pouches featuring the Thoroughly Modern collection by Virginia Robertson

Bargello in Blues featuring the Fleur de Bleu collection

Mayfair Placemats featuring the Mayfair collection

Farm Animals Soft Book featuring the Vintage 30s Ruby's Treasures collection

Walkabout Tote featuring the Walkabout 2 collection

Dino Balls Quilt featuring the Lost World collection

Pet Pillow featuring Love is a Four Legged Word collection

Hold Everything Fabric Boxes featuring the Goanna Walkabout collection

Patriotic Star Quilt featuring the American Pride collection

Pie Pincushions featuring the Farmer John's Garden Party collection

Garden Trivets featuring the Farmer John's Garden Party collection

The Happy Pouch featuring the Happy collection

 The Iris Garden Placemat featuring Ro Gregg's Garden Rendezvous collection

Land that I Love Wall Banner featuring the American Pride collection

Triangle Block Quilt featuring Dryad by Shannon Brinkley

 Sew Many Strips Quilt Back featuring Dryad by Shannon Brinkley

 Vintage 30s Drawstring Bag featuring Vintage 30s Ruby's Treasures collection by Barbara J. Eikmeier

Quilt-As-You-Go Tote featuring Sophisticates by Ro Gregg

Embroidered Drawstring Bag featuring Vintage 30s Ruby's Treasures collection by Barbara J. Eikmeier

Pillowcase Frenzy featuring the Sports collection

 Windfall Squared featuring the Windfall collection


  1. Thank you for the wonderful tutorials. I hope to make a few of them this summer.

  2. Wow, I just found 4 Christmas gifts and some things to make for an upcoming benefit. Thanks so much for the amazing tutorials.

  3. Thanks for the tutorials! Love the tote bag!

  4. If you're looking for a new sewing machine, I highly recommend the Brother FS40 on Black Friday. It's a great starter machine at a reasonable price. It's very easy to use and is built like a tank. It comes with a built-in thread cutter which makes sewing a breeze. I bought mine second hand and was surprised at how well it worked out. I'm a big fan of Brother products and would recommend them to anyone.