Last Minute Fourth of July Crafts: Patriotic Holiday Sewing Patterns

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With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, it’s time to break out the red, white and blue fabric and get to sewing patriotic projects. If you love holiday sewing patterns, check out these simple holiday craft ideas and celebrate Independence Day in style. From outdoor party decorations to adorable patriotic clothing for the kids, we’ve rounded up tons of fun ideas for you try out.

If you thought you had missed crafting for 4th of July this year, rest assured; these ideas are not only easy to follow, they’re quick!

Sneak Peek: At the bottom of this page you’ll find a special giveaway. We’re giving away an awesome prize simply for leaving a comment below this post. Check it out!


Kid’s Holiday Craft Ideas

Dress the kids up in these fun, patriotic outfits. Each of these kid’s holiday craft ideas make for cute and comfy garments that are perfect for backyard barbeques or block parties. Not to mention, grab a few snapshots of the whole family in red, white and blue attire for an adorable family photo.

4th of July Halter: For an adventurous little girl, whip up this kid’s holiday craft idea. Fill her closet with a few in a different colors.

4th of July T-Shirt: So easy and quick to make! If you want the whole family to match, grab a cheap bag of white tees and gather up your red, white and blue fabric scraps.

Patriotic Pillowcase Dresses: Use our holiday craft ideas to make your own clothes. How cute is this little number for that neighborhood party?


Patriotic Decorations: Free, Easy Holiday Crafts

Now that you have the kids dressed up in adorable DIY patriotic pieces, it’s time to turn your attention to the home and yard. If you’re hosting the BBQ this year, get ready to impress your family and friends. Nothing says the Fourth of July like handmade decorations (and a hotdog or two).


4th of July Outdoor Pillows: Honor our founding fathers with these festive outdoor pillows. Line all the benches with them for comfort and decoration.

Patriotic Ric Rac Flowers: With these fabric flowers patterns, you can wear them, use them as napkin rings, and much more.

Patriotic Star Coasters: Have your guests rest their drinks on these Americana fabric coasters. It’s the little details of a party that give it character.

Everything You Need for the Celebration

We’ve covered attire and decorations, now it’s time to get to the real necessities. Whether you’re attending a party or heading out for a picnic, here are the things you’ll need to ensure that this is one special Fourth of July celebration.


4th of July Apron Pattern: Are you the one flipping the burgers this holiday? Even if you’re just participating in the eating part, someone’s gotta take charge of the grill. Make that special chef this festive apron and you’ll probably get served first!

Picnic Basket Liner: If this Fourth of July finds you dining alfresco, make the outing even more special with this pretty picnic basket liner. Then fill with sandwiches, wine and other treats for a perfect holiday meal.

Picnic Flatware Rolls: Don’t forget the eating utensils! And while you’re at, make some quick fabric napkins as a nice DIY touch.


For full project instructions and other patriotic ideas, make sure to download our 6 Free Holiday Ideas: Celebrate a DIY 4th of July eBook.


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Leave a comment below this post and tell us how you’re spending this Fourth of July. Leave a comment below and one lucky winner will win the book Sewing Made Simple! Winner will be chosen at random on July 3rd, 2012.



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  1. Lynn G. says

    I will be spending the 4th with my husband and my Mom. My Mom has terminal cancer and we are going to try to take her out on a pontoon boat to watch the fireworks over a lake. None of us have done this before. We are taking blankets and my Mom’s favorite hot chocolate and some munchie’s. I am hoping she will be well enough.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Carmen says

    We’ll have a quiet day at home this year since the 4th is in the middle of the week and I have to work the days surrounding. We probably won’t even see fireworks as my daughter’s bedtime is before dusk.

  3. says

    For these of us budget campers, the cooler months are usually the ideal instances
    to travel considering that flights are cheaper,
    campground prices are reduced and tourist attractions
    in nearby towns aren’t as crowded.

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