Hi Kristi here, from SweetKM. Today I’m introducing the easiest sew-along ever. We’re calling it Simple Summer Sewing. Summer is the perfect time for easy, breezy, fast sewing projects. Basic projects are often over shadowed by grander garments, but this summer we are celebrating them. No project is too small. You can sew for men, women, and children. You can make just about anything: a hat for the beach, a tote for your pool stuff, some shorts for the playground, a woven tank top or two, just keep it simple!

Share your projects with us using #simplesummersewing on Instagram. We’ll be checking in on #simplesummersewing throughout the summer to see what you’re making, and I’ll be sharing some of your projects in my Simple Summer Sewing posts during July and August.

I made this white t-shirt a few weeks ago, but never bothered to blog about it because, well, it’s a white t-shirt. During #simplesummersewing basics like this take center stage. A simple t-shirt is perfect for hot weather, quick to sew, and gets lots of wear.

I’m wearing a V-Neck Lark Tee by Grainline Studio. The kids are wearing School Bus Tees from Oliver & S. I came across some really high quality jersey knit at my local fabric shop in Philadelphia. Fabric this good had to be made into t-shirts immediately! They are the simplest of summer sewing.


To kick off the first month of #simplesummersewing I’ve assembled a prize pack with a few of my very favorite simple patterns. One person posting to #simplesummersewing on Instagram will win:

One PDF copy of the Lou Box Top pattern by Sew DIY
One PDF copy of the Colfax Dress pattern by True Bias
One PDF copy of the Twirl To Me Dress pattern by Lily Sage and Co.
One PDF pattern of your choice from Petit a Petit Patterns
One yard aqua organic cotton knit fabric from Petit a Petit Patterns
One yard pink organic cotton knit fabric from Petit a Petit Patterns

To be eligible for the July prize pack:

1.     Follow @petitapetitblog and @kristi_sweetkm on Instagram

2.     Post your simple summer projects to #simplesummersewing on Instagram

All projects posted in #simplesummersewing on Instagram from now until 9pm (EST) on July 19, 2016 will give you a chance of winning our #simplesummersewing prize pack! Winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be announced on the Petit a Petit blog on July 20th. Post as often as you like, and check back to see what others are sewing!

Be sure to visit the websites of each of our sponsors. They are full of outfit inspiration, sewing tutorials, and pattern modifications for their lovely designs.

#simplesummersewing starts…NOW!