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Just a Little 4th of July Sewing…

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays to sew for.  Everything is so festive- red, white, and blue everywhere!

patriotic sewing projects

I’m so glad my little guys still let me sew for them…  (You can see previous year’s outfits here and here.)

Sewing for the fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays to sew for (along with Valentine’s Day.) It always feels so festive and I love the combo of red white and blue. (I also love that red white and blue is acceptable all summer long!)


The fabric for her Apron Top all came from Hobby Lobby.  

It was such a difficult decision to make on choosing a cute patriotic fabric combination.  

There was blue chevron/red polka dot fabric and a cute red chevron/blue polka dot fabric combo that I just couldn’t make up my mind on.  

So, I bought both! I settled on making a reversible top using my Apron Top pattern.  

This top is so quick and easy to make, plus I already know it makes a great reversible top.


You can see the other side a bit better in this picture.  (I left accidentally left the ties a little too long, I need to go back and fix that…)

The free Apron Top pattern is available in sizes 2 to 6.

I made this most recent version in a 6x and I’m going to work on grading the pattern up to a 7 and an 8.  So keep your eye out for a pattern update. 

My son loves his shorts!  I saw some swim trunks over at Crazy 8 in this type of pattern and I really wanted to make a pair.  

They turned out so cute!


To make his shorts, I traced a pair of shorts we already had (and fit perfectly) directly onto the fabric.  (I’m surprised I was able to line up the stripes on the sides as well as I did…)

I have a DIY short tutorial here if you want to try this method yourself.   The fabric for his shorts came from Fabric.com.

Ahh…  Nothing says reward better than petite vanilla scones from Starbucks and a trip to the park!

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  1. I love the outfits that you sew. I just wish they came in bigger sizes. My youngest is in a 12-14, but she is only 10. I would love to sew her this apron top.
    Thank You for sharing like you do.
    Praying GOD’s blessing on you and yours.

  2. Kimberly Lewis says:

    Super cute kids! Love this. Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. See you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

  3. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Project Inspire{d}!

  4. Seamingly Smitten says:

    Such a cute pair of outfits!! We were at the beach for the 4th and so many boys had swim suits just like those shorts! Fun fabric combo!

  5. Super cute!
    Thanks for linking up to the creative exchange link party. Don't forget to stop on by on Thursday to link up what you have been working on this week!

  6. Clairejustine oxox says:

    Great outfit, love the material 🙂

    Thanks for linking up ##CreativeMondays

  7. Hello Jamie. 'Found your site at SEW-Licious Home Decor's 4th of July Link Party. 'Love the patriotic clothing. I also love to sew. Going to follow you on Bloglovin' and Pinterest right now 🙂