Make one of these great summer sewing projects for all the fun activities you’ll be doing like swimming, biking, hiking, and exploring! There’s something for everyone to make!
I love summertime and having my kids home from school. We have so much fun playing, hiking, swimming, and biking.
I’ve put a big list together of all the things you can sew for the summer! Each sewing project is something that will help you or something lightweight you can wear. A lot of these have free PDF sewing patterns to help you make it!
Which one is your favorite?
Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects!
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
how do you use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.
Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.
Make a gorgeous DIY wrap skirt with this free pattern for any size! This skirt is fast to sew because it only has one seam and a lot of bias binding. The genius overlap prevents any flashing when the crossover flips up.
A knit pencil skirt is a really simple shape and with this free pencil skirt pattern, it’s really simple to sew because there’s no hem to sew! You can sew yourself a custom fit pencil skirt in all your favorite colors and prints!
When we go from spring to summer, I want to ditch my everyday purse for a quick and simple option, like this drawstring backpack! You can whip one up with 3 half yard cuts of fabric and about 90 minutes.
With spring here and summer just around the corner, my family uses a LOT of T-shirts. Luckily, I came up with an incredibly simple way to make a cap sleeve T-shirt in just 10-15 minutes without even using a sewing pattern!
After making lots of baby sewing projects for my three kids and lots of baby showers gifts, I’ve found my favorite supplies to sew baby clothes. Besides the typical sewing tools you find near a sewing machine, there are six things that have changed the way I sew baby clothing. As I’ve sewn for my…
Learn how to make baby sandals from a sewing pattern. Use leather or faux leather for soft but protective baby shoes! My son loves walking and running around, but he always scrapes his toes. There was one month where he scratched his toe so many times it almost never stopped bleeding. It was so hard…
Learn how to make a lined drawstring bag that makes the perfect reusable drawstring gift bag! It’s a great way to decorate for the holidays! I like to make the holidays easier for myself by making things that are reusable and last a long time. One thing that takes a long time every year is…
Learn how to upcycle a men’s shirt into a baby romper with this free 6 mos sewing pattern. This intermediate sewing project is so cute for babies to wear! I have really, really loved making boy clothing. Everytime I make something new or am inspired by something, I am grateful I have a boy and…
Learn how to make a mermaid tail skirt with tulle! It’s perfect for a handmade costume or just dress up time, and it’s easy to run and play in! My daughters love dressing up and do any chance they can. It makes Halloween costumes extra exciting! Currently one of my daughters wears dress-ups as her…
Learn how to make a DIY witch hat pillow with a free sewing pattern. It’s a quirky witch hat with a lace band, and it’s a great Halloween sewing project! There’s so many classic things about Halloween that I bring out every October. Pumpkins, black cats, skeletons, bats, and witch hats. I love having these…