Make a Splash with Summer Sewing Projects

Posted by on May 18, 2013

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Summer is almost here and it’s time to prep for pool parties and beach days. Finally we can do away with the jackets and scarves and shift focus to bathing suits, beach totes and toys. Whether you’re looking to create summer sewing projects for the kids or yourself, these useful ideas are sure to come in handy. Whip up some of these cool summer necessities and then throw on the shades, sit back and relax.

Swimwear for Girls

There’s nothing better than spending a great day at the pool. Catch some rays in style by wearing these DIY swimsuits and wraps. You don’t need the hassle of hustling through department stores in search of a fitting suit. Instead, make your own that will fit your body and your budget. Let’s start with the kids, shall we? A Big Splash Swimsuit is perfect for girls (and parents) who prefer one-piece swimwear. This girls’ summer sewing pattern includes detailing towards the top that makes this a fashionable piece. If it’s thrifty you’re after, this Pennies Swimsuit is right up your alley. Face it, your girl is growing taller everyday; don’t spend a fortune on a suit that won’t fit in a year.
Get the how-to for the A Big Splash Swimsuit.
Swimwear for Adults

For the more mature lady there are a lot of swimsuit patterns that you can easily make. A custom look can be applied to two-piece bathing suits. I love the simplicity of this Summer Two Piece Bathing Suit. It’s easy to make and looks like any piece you’d find in stores. There's also an easy one-piece swimsuit from Luck & Bliss. It’s easy to make and will give you an opportunity to make a suit tailored to your tastes. You’ve got to check out this retro Cindy Bathing Suit from BurdaStyle. This suit is packed with vintage-appeal. Put your sewing skills to the test on this number.
Get the pattern for this Summer Two Piece Bathing Suit.
Beach and Pool Accessories

 If you’re looking for a cover-up for those long days at the beach, check out this Victoria’s Secret Inspired Backless Swim Cover. Whatever size or shape you are, these summer sewing patterns will fit your body and tastes. Make heads turn when you hit the beaches in your affordable and cute swimwear. This Sun Hat will keep your complexion clear and safe from harmful UV rays. While you’re at it, you might as well make some protective headgear for your little one as well. Check out this Boy’s Sun Hat that will keep your boy’s eyes and face safe.
Sew up this summer Sun Hat for yourself with this how-to.
Beach Blanket

You can also make some summer sewing projects to lounge on. I’m wild about this Big and Bold Beach Blanket. It makes a big statement with style. Best of all, this is a craft you can take out every summer. Can’t get enough of these summer sewing crafts? There are more at All Free Sewing! There’s plenty of time to get ready for summer so why not dive into your fabric stash and create some summer looks that are totally unique to you?
Sew up a Big and Bold Beach Blanket and more with these free summer sewing patterns from All Free Sewing!

What’s your idea of perfect swimwear?

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