Summer Sewing Projects for 2022
Summer is just around the corner, and we are getting excited to enjoy all the fun this season brings. Going to the beach, having a picnic, travelling to new places, and decorating the home in bright colors are all ahead of us. We have put together a guide of some great summer sewing projects to get us ready for an adventure filled summer. Check-out these summer sewing projects below.
Beach Sewing Projects
Nothing screams summer more than a trip to the beach. In Michigan, we are surrounded by lakes, and we spend a lot of time in the water. There are some basic items we pack for our beach trip and below are simple patterns and tutorials to get us ready.
Beach Bag Towel Bag
This is an adorable Beach Bag. Made with a beach towel, this tutorial is a quick and simple make. The Coral and Company blog created this free beach bag tutorial. This bag is perfect to carry a change of clothes to the lake and then you can throw your wet bathing suit back in it after a day of soaking up the sun.
Seashell Collecting Bag
Walking the shoreline and collecting shells is such a relaxing activity. This Seashell Collecting Bag tutorial is genius! The Swoodson Says blog uses mesh fabric to create this bag. You can rinse your seashells in the water and get all the sand off before travelling home. And the size is perfect – just the right size to carry your seashell stash.
Swim Cover-Up – Just 3 Steps
We all need a little break from the sun. There is so much to love about this Swim Cover-up tutorial. It is a beginner pattern. There are only three steps in creating this. Pom-pom trim – need we say more. And of course, it is super cute! Thank you Simple Simon & Company for creating this great summer sewing tutorial!
Here’s another cover-up – only this time it is for your hair! Little Fabric Shop created this beach headband tutorial last summer and we loved it! It is just the right size to cover-up the top of your head from the sun and hide the wind-blown crazy hair from a day at the beach. We used Cotton + Steel fabric to make these adorable headbands.
Picnic Sewing Projects
Warm weather brings on outdoor dining. Whether going the park, the beach, on a hike, or even on the back patio, this time of year is perfect for enjoying a meal with friends and family outside. We have some fun picnic sewing projects to help us get ready for al fresco dining.
Salad Bowl Covers
While enjoying the great outdoors, we must share it with insects and pollen. The Sew Simple Home blog created these useful Salad Bowl Covers tutorial to help protect our food from some of natures more annoying elements. This beginner friendly summer sewing tutorial will have your meal covered in both a cute and environmentally friendly way.
Reusable Snack Bags
Whether you are travelling on a road trip, hanging out by the pool, or playing at the park, the kids need snacks! The Coral and Company blog has another great summer sewing project. The Reusable Snack Bags tutorial is perfect for beginner sewing and bag making. It is also another environmentally friendly sewing project and super cute!
Waterproof Patchwork Picnic Blanket
One of our favorite sewing blog sites is the Polka Dot Chair blog. You have to check her work out. She has so many patterns, tutorials, tips, and projects. The Waterproof Patchwork Picnic Blanket sewing project is just what is needed for the park, beach, or swimming pool. A combination of quilting – which we love – with waterproofing will give you a soft place to relax and keep the water or dirt from soaking up into this roll-up blanket.
Portable First Aid Kit
Playing at the park, going for a bike ride, and hiking a new trail are some of the many adventures and activities that summer brings us. Be prepared for unexpected bumps and bruises with this Portable First Aid Kit sewing tutorial. Positively Splendid has created a simple, yet very practical travel solution for all your band-aids, gauze pads, tissues, and whatever else you might need to stay healthy while you are enjoying your summer fun.
Travel Sewing Projects
Summer brings us travel adventures. It is fun to take a road trip or fly to a new place and explore during warm and sunny days. Below are a few travel sewing projects to help get you ready for your next trip.
Travel Jewelry Organizer Pouch
The Travel Jewelry Organizer Pouch was designed by Little Fabric Shop’s Erica Loomis to store jewelry while on vacation. This is an intermediate skill level pattern. This bag has see-through pockets to help you stay organized and cushioned interfacing to protect your jewels. It easily fits into a suitcase or carry-on.
Sew Together Bag
Another great travel bag is the Sew Together Bag from Sew Demented. This is an advanced skill level pattern. There are many tutorials on how to make this and a favorite for bag makers. This bag has three zipper pockets and four open compartments to store your travel items – make-up, toiletries, a sewing kit, or anything else that you need to find easily when on the road.
We always seem to need a luggage tag for a suitcase and then one is nowhere to be found. This Luggage Tag tutorial will help you be prepared. This tutorial is from 2 Little Hooligans (that’s about the cutest name ever). Use bright fabrics for this summer sewing project to make your suitcase stand-out in baggage claim. This simple make will have you ready to travel in no time.
On the Go Tic-Tac-Toe
On the road and in need of a break from screen time? Here’s a fun game you can make and travel with easily. The On the Go Tic-Tac-Toe sewing tutorial is from the Crazy Little Projects blog. There is so much to love about this sewing project – small in size for easy travel, the game includes a practical way to store the parts, and it is beginner friendly! Let the kids choose the fabric and they will be excited to play the game that they helped design.
Home Décor Summer Sewing Projects
Bright and cheerful home décor gets us excited for summer entertaining. There are so many different sewing projects to choose from. Here are our four favorites!
Popsicle Party Table Runner
Popsicles are a summer staple. This adorable Popsicle Party Table Runner pattern was created by Canoe Ridge creations. Andover Century Solid fabrics will work perfectly with this pattern. This tutorial uses curve templates. We have a Curve Sewing tutorial if you would like to learn this sewing technique.
Fat Quarter Cloth Napkins
Add a little pop of color to the table with our Fat Quarter Cloth Napkins tutorial. We created this sewing pattern for Earth Day. Each napkin requires just two fat quarter fabrics and it is another beginner friendly project. We think Anna Maria Horner’s Made My Day fabric collection would make beautiful summer cloth napkins.
Shabby Flower Pillow
These Shabby Flower Pillows will add elegance to your home or patio. Burlap + Blue created this tutorial. Cotton linen, yarn-dyed woven, or quilting cotton fabric can be used to make this pillow.
Give your plants a little love with a simple Plant Hanger project. Ohoh Deco created a fast and simple tutorial. Plants love the sun and hanging them by the window will sure make them happy!
We hope all these summer sewing projects will get you excited for all the fun of this upcoming season! Please share your makes with us. We love to see what you are working on. Happy Sewing!!