8 of the best summer sewing patterns

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Reach for those lightweight fabrics and get cracking with some beach-ready me-mades. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best summer sewing patterns for you, from culottes to caftans.

The Lola Dress

Lola Dress sewing pattern

Update your summer wardrobe with The Lola Dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6 to 20. Sew your Lola dress as a maxi frock with simple spaghetti straps or elegant off-the-shoulder sleeves. The summer months are all about chilled-out picnics in the park, days on the beach, and get-togethers in the garden – and we’ll be wearing… Continue reading

Trend alert: Statement sleeves

Statement Sleeves: Pieione Clothing

Sleeve size this summer is bigger than ever and we can’t wait to get on our sewing machines and whip up our own arm apparel with attitude. Bell sleeves, tie sleeves, split sleeves, ruffled sleeves… with a modernised nod to the 60’s, we’re loving these bold statements in every way imaginable. Sew the trend and your… Continue reading

Free tutorial: kimono cover-up

Taking you from beach to bar, this kimono cover-up by Coats Crafts is a holiday essential and is so easy to sew up – no pattern required! Wear yours as a beach cover-up on your next summer holiday, or with jeans and a tee at the weekend. Here’s how to make it…