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!
Learn how to make a DIY 4th of July pillow by sewing ric rac into stars and stripes. This beginner sewing project is a great throw pillow! I’m ready to get my summer decorations out, but I didn’t have any 4th of July pillow covers to enjoy. It took me awhile to figure out my…
Learn how to make an easy DIY mermaid inspired dress that is perfect for a comfortable and playful dress up or a simple Halloween costume. We have a disney trip coming up in the next couple of months, so I decided to make my daughter a simple DIY mermaid inspired dress. I never need an…
Learn how to sew a DIY turban headband with knit fabric! This beginner sewing projects is fast and easy, and it’s perfect for gifts! Quick and easy sewing projects are perfect when you are short on time but still want the satisfaction of finishing. With only a little effort and time, you can make something…
How to upcycle cargo pants for kids using adult cargo pants. Reusing the waist, front zipper, and all the pockets. I really love the look of beach cargo pants. The pockets are perfect for all the rocks, sticks, shells, and bugs that kids find and want to keep. (Seriously, every roly-poly bug is Henry’s new…
Sew these reusable bowl covers for any bowl or casserole dish. These are a great scrap fabric project, and they can be easily washed! I’m so excited for picnics and potlucks this summer. I often forget to buy plastic wrap, so these reusable bowl covers are so handy to have! I also love using up…
Learn how to sew with this small zipper pouch tutorial! This small zipper pouch can hold tiny essentials and clip onto a bag or keys! I love having tiny pouches to keep me organized. Sometimes I bring small essentials with me, and I worry about them falling out of my pocket. This small zipper pouch…