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Pattern Roundup: Fun Summer Sewing Patterns

Updated July 2023

Something happens to us when it comes to summer sewing.  We see cute tote bags, picnic accessories, anything that reminds us of outdoor summer fun—and we want to make them. Here are a few fun summer patterns to make just those things: tote bags, aprons, and other accessories.

Amy Butler’s Spice Market Tote

What a perfect carryall, you’ll say. It’s easy to sew and large enough for your beach towel, a good book, and other beach must-haves. Get creative and select vibrant fabrics for a truly summer look. This tote has two size options, and directions for quilting if you desire. Plus, it has roomy interior pockets for snacks, sunscreen, paperbacks, and more.

Kwik Sew Pattern 3798

This is such a clever summer accessory. It is a lounge chair cover designed for cozy terrycloth fabric. It even has side pockets for sunscreen, glasses, etc. Carry the chair cover, or whatever else, in the included versatile cylinder-shaped, drawstring tote. This pair of summer essentials would be a terrific gift for your beach and pool buddies.

Simplicity 9726 Misses’ Vintage Apron or Beach Cover-up in Two Lengths

This easy vintage apron or beach cover-up is made with two main pattern pieces. All are open at the sides with a lowered round neckline, jumbo super ’70s rick-rack trim, and ribbon side ties. Options include a patch pocket or shorter length with large ball fringe trim or cobbler-type pocket. One size fits most adults.

Beach-Towel Tote Bag

Use a lightweight, quick-drying Turkish towel to sew an all-in-one park or beach tote.

If you’ve made any of these, we’d love to see your work. Please consider submitting a Gallery post or tag us on Instagram with #memadethreads.


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