It’s summer! And unlike most people, I love summers here in Florida. I love spending scorching sunny days poolside with a good book and a LOT of sunblock! Lucky for me, the Florida summer lasts about six months instead of the standard three, so I don’t feel guilty spending some time inside crafting even when the sun is shining. 🙂
Of course, I plan on keeping my project list bright and summery. No plans for heavy quilts or winter projects! Check out some of these FREE (!!!) tutorials I’ve recently added to my summer project inspiration list.
This adorable strawberry bag folds up into a tiny take-along strawberry when you’re not using it. Hello, Farmer’s Market! Click here for the free strawberry bag tutorial at ikatbag!
What’s a day at the pool without a hooded towel? And these aren’t just for kids — I’m 27 and may or may not have hooded towels with Mickey ears folded up in my bathroom closet. Click here for the free hooded towel tutorial at Obsessively Stitching!
Although these are usually advertised for carrying cloth diapers, wet bags are perfect for carrying damp swimsuits! Click here for the free wet bag tutorial at A Lemon Squeezy.
This insulated picnic tote is perfect for keeping groceries cold on a sweltering summertime car ride home. I desperately need one of these! Click here for the free insulated tote tutorial at Punkin Patterns.
Check out this quaint little bike bag for that special cyclist in your life. Click here for a free bike bag tutorial from noodlehead.
Any picnic blanket is a nice-to-have item – but a tote bag picnic blanket is a must-have! Click here for a free picnic blanket tote tutorial at Craft Buds.
This garden apron is so cute that I don’t think I could bear to get it dirty! Click here for a free garden apron tutorial at Make it Do.
Just look at these giant strawberry pillows. Honestly. Have you ever seen anything more magical? I’m in awe. I just love these. Click here for the free strawberry pillow sewing tutorial from The Purl Bee.
Believe it or not, these projects are just the tip of the iceberg. I found tons of inspirational summer sewing tutorials out floating around the internet – it was really hard to narrow down my favorites!
What’s on your craft list this summer?
13 thoughts on “Sunny Summer Sewing Projects: Tutorial Roundup”
Great collection of summery items! Thanks for featuring my tote bag picnic blanket :).
Thank you for providing such a great tutorial! I can’t wait to try out the blanket!
The pics are really cute. I have an old Juki industrial machine that still works. I’d like to make a huge grocery bag. I’m always buying the eco-friendly bags for a dollar. If I finish my intended project imagine the money I’ll save. Thanks for sharing
I have actually seen fabric for re-usable grocery bags at the store and it’s not very expensive! Good luck, and keep me updated if your bags are a success! 🙂
I LOVE finding free tutorials online!! They’re the best! The strawberry bag is so berry cute! (Sorry had to channel Strawberry Shortcake for a bit!)
PS-Six months of Florida summer…sigh…bring it up as often as you like!! :0)
Thanks for featuring my strawberry bag, Lindsay! And I’ve loved those giant strawberry pillows forever. I so badly want to make them, but we have NO room to store them when the winter comes. Argh!
Thanks for featuring my wetbag! What a great round-up!
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Love all your wonderful ideas for sewing, I’m into heavy gardening and love it but will work on some of your sewing projects this winter.thanks again. Francel
Love all of your wonderful ideas, Thanks for sharing.would love to know if anyone has macrame plant hanger patterns that they would share for I have a lot on my patio with hanging plants, and get a lot of compliments on them Thanks again Fran
For a macrame plant hanger try http://www.thefrugalcrafter.com or search The Frugal Crafter on You Tube. I just saw it there recently.
Great idea, thanks for sharing! I will have to check it out.