Handmade & Vintage Treasures

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tutorials: Great Summer Projects

How am I keeping cool in this southern heat? I have been searching for fun projects, and then spending time in our air conditioned loft behind my sewing machine.
I love skimming some of my favorite blogs and finding fun tutorials. Although I have many I would like to share, I picked out these four that I think are easy, useful projects for the summer. I hope you bookmark in your "must do" project section. As your eyes run over these, let your mind be searching all the great fabrics you could use to make these projects...

This "Grab and Go Traveler" is a wonderful way for the kids to carry all their essentials on the go. It folds with handles for easy carrying, and then hangs on the back of a seat for accessibility. What a great way for your kids to fight boredom on those long trips.

This "Flow Shop Pincushion" can be used to brighten up any sewing room. It would make a great gift for that sewing friend too. What a great way to use up all those fabric scraps.

I simply love this "Ready-Set-Go Round Travel Bag." I have 3 friends that are having babies this year, so I plan on making these in cute, whimsical fabrics, and fill them with baby goodies.

This bag would be perfect for shopping or carrying items to the beach. "Totes: Big and Small" is an easy tutorial to make a tote for your needs. Super cute and well made.

Happy summer sewing!


  1. Thanks so much for these! I pinned the tote bag one :)

    Blogging Buddies Team

  2. that travel bag is great! I've been looking for a new one but I haven't found one that works for me yet.


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