Sew Americana Tour

I am delighted to be a part of the Sew Americana blog tour today.   If you are new to my blog, welcome! Daydream Believers, The Blog is where my love for life, fashion, and DIY come together. Inspired by the littlest dreamers, I strive to create a joyful childhood for my kids and hope to inspire you to do the same. I started blogging six years ago when I founded my company, Daydream Believers Designs. I believe that creating for those you love is good for your soul; I blog to share how I do it, so you can do it too!

Sew Americana Blog Tour Teaser from Daydream Believers

Our small town USA 4th of July kicks off with a festive parade and ends with fireworks; we keep it classic around here. My kids look forward to dressing up in their Red, White & Blues and cheering joyfully for the floats and marching bands. This year, in addition to their patriotic wear, I made my girls a sweet patriotic tote to collect all the candy that the kiddos pick up curbside at the parade.

DIY Patriotic Parade Tote by Daydream Believers

This generously sized tote can easily carry their water bottles, sunnies, and the massive load of treats.

DIY Summer Parade Tote by Daydream Believers

In the past I have neglected to bring a tote for the goodies and found myself with cup holders, pockets, and a stroller basket full of melty candy (boo!) But not this year, my friends! I used THIS easy tutorial and whipped up this bag during naptime. Gotta love a scrap busting project that is cute and practical too!
DIY Summer Parade Tote by Daydream Believers Designs

How will you be spending your July 4th this year? Do you catch a parade? Are you all about the BBQ? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! Then, be sure to take a look at the AMAZING lineup for the Sew Americana tour! Such a pleasure to be included with these awesome ladies! <3

Monday, June 27
Wild & Wanderful | Sew and Tell Project | Call Ajaire
Paisley Roots | Wally and Grace

Tuesday, June 28
Sew Thrifty | Coles Corner and Creations | Handmade Boy
Friends Stitched Together | The Wholesome Mama

Wednesday, June 29
Sewing by Ti | EYMM | HattieLu Handmade
Daydream Believers | PenSebRox

Thursday, June 30
Beatnik Kids | Phat Quarters | Sew Starly | Sew Sophie Lynn
The Kisses Co. | Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Friday, July 1
Very Blissful | That's Sew Kari | Sew Happily Ever After | Pear Berry Lane
Mae and K
| Musings of a Seamstress | Sew and Tell Project

As a special bonus for our readers, use the code ' SEWAMERICANA ' and enjoy a 20% discount at  You'll find a ton of maker-inspired goodies!
(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)


  1. I love how you mixed patterns with the gingham and ribbon trim! We don't have to worry about candy at parades yet but making a tote for events like that is SO SMART. Tucking that idea away for a rainy day!

    1. Thank you Victoria! I appreciate your kind compliments! I hope you had a great holiday weekend! :)

  2. I feel like I somehow become the tote bag if there isn't something handy around. So good thinking ahead and having something themed, adorable and useful. ;) I love the rickrack element a ton!

    1. Ha, Katy I am right there with you! My kids are always handing me something to carry around; stickers, candy, rocks :) Thankfully, your tour inspired me to think ahead.

  3. Such a cute little tote for gathering sweets! My hometown still does a parade too.

    1. Yay for hometown parades! I was teary eyed watching my kids applauding the veterans as they marched yesterday; such a great way to celebrate the 4th. I hope you had a great day too! Thanks for the kind comment! :)

  4. I really love the trims combined with the gingham. Gorgeous job!

    1. Thank you! Gingham just says SUMMER to me and I'll sew a cute trim on just about anything that comes through my studio, ha! :)

  5. This is one of my favorite posts on the tour! I love how original and clever your response to theme is.

    We have a candy parade, too, and I may need to steal your idea!

    1. Thank you for the kind compliments! I appreciate you stopping by! I hope you had fun at your parade! :) Best! M

  6. Such a great idea! We always just take plastic bags, but man this would be so much nicer!

    1. Thank you! The bag worked perfectly! I just packed it up to use again next year. :)


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