Despite my to do list being 9 million miles and needing to do some major making for the shop, I’ve been dreaming of doing some selfish sewing. Sewing prettiness just for me! In the hustle and bustle of running a shop and blog, plus the craziness that is every day life, I forget to take the occasional time out and make things just because I can/need it /want too. So I’ve compiled a selfish summer sewing list!
I am hoping to complete at least 5 of these projects by my birthday in August and then maybe one or 2 more before the fall? We’ll just have to see how productive I can be, and if I can stretch my sewing skills 🙂
I’ve recently gotten hooked on Paper Piecing. HOOKED and this Union Jack zipper bag is ADORABLE! It would be perfect for keeping odds and ends in… I firmly believe it is impossible to have too many zippy bags 😀 The pattern is free and can be found on Sew Set
This Honey Girl Dress is DARLING! Shirred with a halter straps its simple, and sweet and just my sewing speed… if I can figure out the shirring part that is. I haven’t had much luck in the past :/ The pattern is available for purchase on etsy.
I have a confession… I LOVE READING IN BED… but I can only read laying down for so long… I NEED one of these Reading Pillows!!! And I think this might just be at the top of my selfish supper sewing projects list 🙂 There is a free Pattern / Tutorial on Sew Happy Geek.
I think, that with a little adjusting for the size difference, I could make myself this adorable Bias Tape Dress! And I might have to use the same fabric! It’s just too cute with those birds 🙂 Free Pattern and Tutorial can be found on Melly Sews
All of the EVERYTHING is a mess in this house right now. I want to get more organized, but I seriously have nowhere to put most of my fabric! I’ve got a MAJOR project in the very beginning stages, but in the mean time, I think it would be fun to whip up some of these fabric bins, in a rainbow of colors to organize my fat quarters and smaller bits of fabric 🙂 There is a free tutorial on Rad Crafter
I love the idea of spicing up the bathroom with a fun and colorful bath mat. And I already know that I can sew squares together 😀 All I need is a couple thick towels and I’m good to go! 😀 Woot!! There is a tutorial on Quilting Barbie for this too 🙂
I really want to make at least a couple of these comfy looking Bess Top’s from Imagine Gnats. I love everything Rachel creates and I think that I might even be able to pull these off with my limited clothes making skills! Plus its supper flattering and I’d probably wear them ALL the time! The Bess Top Pattern is available for purchase on Imagine Gants
I only have one selfish sewing quilt planned for this summer… I REALLY want a triangle quilt. A good-sized lap version I think. There are tons of tutorials and different patterns out there. I haven’t really nailed down which one I’m going with, I just know that it WILL happen and it will happen with lots of brightly colored scraps 😀
And there you have it… my selfish sewing plans for the summer… now I just have to
find the time MAKE the time to make it all happen 🙂
Do you have any “Selfish Projects” planned for the summer?