I love sewing my kids’ swimsuits and I don’t know what it is about it that makes it so fun and gratifying to me. Maybe because my kids love to swim so my handmade swimsuits get used a lot. Or maybe because they are so cost effective – you can often get 2 or more kids swimsuits from a yard of fabric!
Or maybe its because I have more control over the styles they wear… check out how modest this one is! Plus her sun-sensitive skin is protected.
The top was sewn from the Hang Ten Rash Guard Pattern from Peek-a-Boo Patterns. She has really easy and fun swimwear patterns for kids with detailed instructions that make them perfect for beginners too.. This is the second year I’ve sewn tops from this pattern and I love it.
These full coverage bottoms were sewn from a pattern in Ottobre Design Magazine issue 03/2009. I had never sewn them before and I wasn’t sure how much we would like them. But they cover her bum so well (no diving board wedgies!) that I have to give them 2 thumbs up!
Should I give you a sneak peek of the Picnic Tote here too???
Okay… because maybe you already saw it on my blog, CLICK HERE. 🙂
This tote turned out so gorgeous I can hardly stand it!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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What a great swimsuit! I love the modest design. I would have loved those growing up. The Picnic tote looks like the perfect size!
I love the idea of making a rash guard too! I actually just purchased some swimsuit material and a pattern (I make my own patterns but never wanted to attempt to make a bathing suit pattern though lol). Thanks for the idea and for the awesome link up!! Have a great weekend!