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6 summer sewing projects for the home

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We've collected together 6 of our favourite free sewing patterns for the home in this handy round up, so all you need to do is choose your favourite and start sewing! With the summer months in mind, we've opted for fun ideas, bright patterns and quirky ways to add style and colour into your home. From cacti cushions to quilted pineapple wall hangings, with pretty  Which one are you going to make? 

Cactus Cushion

Cacti Cushion Everything Emily Blog

Lifestyle and Design blogger, Emily Loeffelman, posted this sewing project several years ago but it seems that the succulent trend just isn't going away. We love making concrete pots to display our cacti, finding beautiful succulent inspired fabrics and planting our own pots to make pretty little cactus corners in our homes... but this cacti cushion takes the craze one step further and we love it!!  

Find the cactus cushion sewing pattern on Emily Loeffelman's blog.

Fabric Storage Drawers

Fabric Storage Solution Torie Jayne

Hide away all of your jumpers, hats and scarves in these fabric storage boxes! Practical and pretty - what's not to love? We love Torie Jayne's stylish home sewing ideas on her blog and her lovely book; you could opt for the soft pastel patterns that Torie has used here, try it with some simple complimentary colours or even find a bold patterned fabric that brings the room to life.

Find the fabric storage drawers sewing pattern on Torie Jayne's blog.

Happy Chicken Doorstop

Happy Chicken Doorstop Boys in Bunting

If there's one thing that the two lovely lads at Boys & Bunting do particualrly well, it's finding ordinary things and making them bright, fun and quirky! This doorstop is sure to bring a smile to your face as you walk through to get your morning cuppa, and you can make it in whichever fabric you like. This happy chicken will stop the summer breeze from swinging doors shut!

Read about the craft process and watch the Boys and Bunting video tutorial on their blog.

Pot Holder and Oven Mitt

Pot Holder and Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern

While we hope you'll be out in the garden all summer eating picnics and BBQ food, there's always a rainy day or a busy evening where you have to put something in the oven. With this quirky homemade pot holder and oven mitt, you can make your oven-cooked dinners in style and bake some beautiful cakes for outdoor afternoon tea!

Find the pot holder and oven mitt sewing patterns on the How to Sew blog.

Pineapple Wall Hanging

Pineapple Wall Hanging Project

Just as the cactus trend sees no sign of fading, our love of tropical fruit is here to stay too! You can't walk through a trendy shop without seeing a pineapple ornament and we love fabrics covered in watermelons, strawberries and avocados; so why not make your own pineapple wall hanging so that you can put your own personal touch on this fruity trend?

Find the pineapple wall hanging quilting project on the Sew Mag website.

Fabric Peg Bag

Fabric Peg Bag Prima

This pretty peg back is simple to make and will brighten up your washing line this summer! With the cutest little iron on washing line complete with t-shirts, skirts and socks, this design adds a fun touch to a household chore. 

Find the fabric peg bag sewing pattern on Prima.

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