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Holiday Sewing Projects

Holiday sewing projects

Here is a round-up of some of our favourite holiday sewing projects, things to make and take with you when you travel. We have a selection of free patterns for garments, bags and travel accessories, everything you need to enjoy your vacation this year. 


Holiday Clothing Projects

Whether you’re beach-bound, sightseeing or getting active on your holiday, be sure to pack a few easy-to-wear dresses to take you into the evening, t-shirts, casual trousers and shorts in your suitcase. Beach lovers will love a bikini cover-up too! Here are some great clothing projects for you to sew for the holiday season. 

This quick and easy sundress project is light and flowing, ideal for warmer climes. 

The Wear Anywhere tunic project from Purl Soho makes the ideal beach cover up to throw over your swimming costume. 

Our shirred dress tutorial has sizings for both children’s dresses, and adult size maxi dresses. So you can sew matching dresses for you and your daughters to wear on the beach! 

This free cute shorts pattern from Grosgrain fabrics are ideal for using up smaller pieces of fabric and great for wearing in hot weather. 

These gorgeous wide leg trousers are made with rayon fabric, so are lightweight and perfect for warmer weather. Download the free wide leg trouser pattern from Collective Gen. 

Travel Bag and Pouch Projects

You know how much paraphernalia you have to pack even for a weekend break, so these useful bags and pouches will help keep everything under control in your bag or suitcase and when you’re on the beach!

Our free boxy wash bag pattern is ideal to sew for men or women for carry all your essential grooming equipment on your trip with you. Plus it uses the addition of lamifix to give it water resistance. 

This genius make up bag project not only features a mirror, but has LED lights around the mirror to help you apply your make up in low light conditions such as on a night out. 

Our free triangle travel tote pattern is really spacious, ideal for longer trips. You can easily fit a week’s worth of clothes inside it, or you can fit a couple of pillows in if you like to take your pillows with you to ensure a good night’s sleep. 

This cute nautical themed applique beach bag project is spacious inside. Giving you enough room to carry all you need for a day at the beach. 

This handy hair brush travel wrap pattern allows you to keep all your hair accessories neatly stored together in one place. 

This patchwork first aid pouch tutorial is ideal for either carry some essential medical supplies, or transporting your medication on holiday with you. 

If you are a tea lover there’s a good chance you might want to take your favourite tea bags on your travels with you. This handy tea bag travel case tutorial is quick and easy to sew and only uses scraps of fabric.

Travel Sewing Projects

You will find these travel accessory projects useful for the journey, whether it’s by plane, train or car!

Get some shut eye on your journey with this free stylish eye mask tutorial from Tilly & The Buttons. 

Another great project for helping you get some comfortable sleep whilst travelling is this patchwork travel neck pillow pattern from The Cottage Mama. 

Make it easier to pick out your luggage on the airport carousel with these fabric luggage tags. Free tutorial from Clover & Violet

Perfect for road trips, or for amusing the children whilst you are away. These felt games are light and easy to carry too. Find the tutorial on the Made Everyday site. 

English paper piecing is the ideal type of sewing to do whilst you travel, because it’s all done by hand. This English Paper Piecing travel bag project gives you a pretty bag to store all your sewing supplies in. 

If you prefer to do other types of sewing during your journey or holiday why not make our travel sewing case instead?

You may also be interested in our Sew on the Go feature. Full of great projects and accessories to help you sew away from home.