At then end of the year we can’t help but get excited about the upcoming trends in sewing for 2018. All of us here, love nothing more than flipping through magazines and browsing through our favorite feeds spotting new sewing trends.
Are you one to follow trends in sewing? Or, are you more likely to sew what you like and carve out new sewing trends of your own? Let us know in the comments section. And, as you work on setting your sewing goals for 2018, consider these top trends for 2018! Happy New Year!
2. Fringe is in! And tassels and all the dangly, jangly bits! If you’re adding a high impact element like fringe, it’s best to start with a really basic design, like the Fabric in Focus Bag by Tina Lewis. Simply add fringe to the flap or to the lower curved edge, in the same seams you use to attach the bag sides to the front and back.
3. Bring on the big layers with below-knee-length sweaters and jackets. I’m a big fan of the Esme Maxi Cardigan by Named Clothing, maybe with a little faux fur trim?
4. Apparently, berets are back. Start simple, in basic black like the Le Beret by Jill Case, then branch out from there and incorporate bright colors, embroidered embellishment, enamel pins and all the quirky things to display your quirky self.
5. Designer denim for the win. Original blue jeans remain a staple, in dark hues. Bonus points for a matching denim jacket! Seriously, everyone I know online is making jeans in 2018!
6. In the trench(es)! Trenches take a feminine turn this year, in fem shades and prints. Consider a lighter take on color of the year Ultra Violet – lavender – or a bold yellow! Or in this perfectly pink shade! Even better: join us for our February Sew Along and stitch Sew Deer & Doe’s Luzerne Trench!
7. Major blazer. Pick an all-purpose blazer for a fashionable, updated take on the suit. The Morris Blazer by Grainline Studio is a great pick, since it works for knits and wovens and provides a perfect blend of casual and formal, plus we recently featured a hack with metallic vegan leather!
8. Sequins all day, every day. Sequins are going daytime, folks! When you’re working with a challenging, textured fabric like sequins, start with a basic shape, with few seamlines, darts and details as possible, is best. For this, we love the Lou Box Top by Sew DIY. I might have to jump on this one…
Sequin fabric from moodfabrics.com.
Fabrics from moodfabrics.com.
10. Sew techy! Take a walk on the techy side of sewing in 2018. In case you haven’t heard, BurdaStyle has partnered with Sprout Patterns to offer a selection of patterns. Pick your pattern, pick your fabric print and substrate (or upload your own design) and get the pattern pieces printed in your size on fabric, ready to cut out and sew.
I particularly love the Mint Dress, available in an endless array of graphic prints (like my current fave, Black and White Triangle Geometric by crystal_whalen!), unicorns, cupcakes, cat damask and anything else your (sewing) heart desires. Go here and design your own!