Easy Sewing Projects for the Bank Holiday

Easy Sewing Projects for the Bank Holiday

 We have nearly made it to the August Bank Holiday, so it's time to have a cup of tea and relax. But it’s also a great opportunity to make the things you have on your sewing list;  however, if you have been super organised and got through the list already, here are a few easy sewing projects that you can make over a Bank Holiday weekend. Not only that, we have included a few things to make with children to help keep them entertained if you are running low on ideas at the end of the summer holidays. 

Easy Dressmaking Sewing Projects

The Ogden Cami Pattern

The Ogden Cami is a real show stopper and fan favourite, and even better it only takes half a day to make. Once you have made one Ogden Cami, you will be making hundreds. It can be made from any fabric with a bit of drape - we recommend crepe, viscose or even a light weight linen fabric. So this would be a great pattern for a quick last minute summer make. We even have a great selection of new digitally printed viscose fabrics which are perfect for this simple pattern.



The Foldline Ogden Cami Pattern    Digital Print Floral Viscose fabrics

The Foldline Ogden Cami Pattern and Fabrics Galore new digital print viscose


The Hey June Handmade Greer Jumpsuit Pattern

Now this jumpsuit pattern may take slightly longer to make (a WHOLE day) but you have the entire bank holiday to work on it and we don’t think you will regret it. And the options of which fabric to make it in are endless: chambray, linen or even a crepe fabric are all perfect for this. It would be ideal to make now for the last hot days of summer, and then could be layered up as we go into the autumn with cardigans and long sleeved tops. Did we mention our large collection of linens in stock at the moment? Pick a colour, any colour and we are pretty sure we would have a linen fabric in your perfect shade.


Handmade Jumpsuit Pattern    Linen Fabric Collection

The Foldline Hey June Jumpsuit and Fabrics Galore Linen Collection


Fibre Mood Jemma Skirt Pattern

If you're looking for a super simple skirt with the all in important pockets, then this could be the skirt for you to make in just half a day. It uses lots of fabric to create a full skirt that can be ankle length or whatever length you choose. It can be made from such a wide variety of fabrics, and is a great pattern for any season. If you are thinking of making it for the last of the summer heatwave, choose a broderie anglaise fabric. However, if you are using your bank holiday to make garments for the Autumn and Winter seasons, take a look at our corduroy fabric collection.


Easy Skirt Pattern     Broderie Anglaise Fabric

The Foldline Jemma Skirt Pattern and Fabrics Galore Broderie Anglaise Fabric



Free Patterns to make with the Kids

The Bank Holiday is also a time for entertaining the small people, so what about introducing them to sewing with these simple makes. If you are looking for more free patterns, we have quite a few on our Pinterest page of Free Patterns. 


Once you have made one scrunchie, you will be looking for any suitable scraps to make more. They are a great way to use any fabric scraps of fun prints and also make great presents which are perfect for stocking fillers (Christmas is coming). With these step by step instructions, all your scraps will simply disappear. And did we mention, we stock the perfect elastic for these too…


Scrunchie Pattern    Elastic online

How to Make Scrunchies from DIY by Anna Craft and The Perfect Elastic 


 Drawstring Bags

You never know how much you need a drawstring bag until you have made one. Great for when you go away, great for storing shoes, great for throwing into a back pack just in case. Not only that, but they are perfect for making with kids because you can make them from all their favourite fun character prints or take the opportunity to use lots of those fabric scraps. They are simple to make and quick too, ideal for a short attention span. 


Melly Sews Drawstring Bag pattern    Children's character prints

Melly Sews Drawstring Bag pattern and Fabrics Galore Licensed Character Prints


 Bucket Hats

It feels like everyone has got a bucket hat pattern so really you need to make one. You can’t go wrong with a bucket hat because they are small and can be slung in your bag and it won’t be crushed by everything else you have in there. This pattern recommends using fabrics with a bit of strength like a cotton twill or a  denim.  You could also use some of our furnishing brushed cotton panama fabrics in bright colours. If you were thinking more of a pattern, what about these fun twill stripes? A mixture could be super fun. 


Bucket Hat simple pattern    Navy blue and white stripe cotton twill
The Essentials Club Bucket Hat Pattern  and our Striped Cotton Twill Fabrics

Shop the Fabrics for your Easy Bank Holiday Sewing Projects

We hope you like our ideas for easy holiday sewing projects and you can find thousands of high quality fabrics in our online fabric shop which are available for quick delivery in time for the weekend. 



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