We LOVE summer! Summer is one of my favorite times of the year because I have a little extra time to sew. Today on Happiest Camper, we are going to show you some Fun Summer Sewing Projects! We have so many fun sewing projects on our site to make your summer the best that it can be, From swimsuits and tank tops to travel pillows and beverage koozies, we’re sure to have something you’ll love. The summer is a great time of year to take some time to learn a new skill. Sewing is a wonderful hobby because it is affordable to get into and you can make items to improve your everyday life.
So, don’t sit back and do nothing this summer, enjoy this list of fun sewing projects you can tackle with just a little fabric and some time. There are soo many cute projects to choose from trust me you won’t be able to choose just one to sew. Grab your sewing supplies from the list below and decide which one of these fun sewing projects you are going to make next!
Sewing Supplies You’ll Need:
- Matching Thread
- Optional Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Measuring tape
- Thread nippers
- Sewing machine
- Fabric marker
Fun Summer Sewing Projects
Don't let summer slip away with our sewing some fun and easy sewing projects that you can use today! For a stay cation or a vacation, there are plenty of projects for your to choose from!
Tired of shopping for the swimsuit with the perfect fit? Make your own at home with this sewing tutorial. Pick out some swimsuit fabric you love and make your own cute swimsuit for less, and it is guaranteed to fit just right since you made it!
Summer brings heat, and if you have long hair like me your built-in winter scarf has become a matted, sweaty nightmare. This headband is just what you need to keep your hair off your face. It's as cute as it is functional. Start sewing this headband today.
For us the summer means hitting the road to see family. Keep your vehicle a little neater with this DIY car trash can. This is easy to clean and hangs off your seat for easy access. Sew this easy project soon and your floorboards will thank you.
Keep your favorite drink cold for longer with this fabric beverage koozie! This is a summer must-have for all those gatherings with friends and family. Perfect for your next backyard bbq because it is a quick and easy sew.
Sustainable DIY Water Balloon Alternative
Tired of picking up little pieces of plastic balloons after those great water balloon fights? Then sew these reusable water balloons for hours of fun without the mess. These are the perfect summer sewing project!
Don't forget man's best friend this summer. Make this easy sew dog leash with this simple sewing tutorial. It's a great scrap buster project.
Do your kids love popsicles? Mine do, and these DIY popsicle sleeves keep their freezer pops cold longer in the summer heat. This is a nice way to cool off this summer while not freezing those little fingers. Check out this sewing tutorial today and use them tonight!
Summer hair don't care, and this simple scrunchie sewing tutorial will be your best friend if you have long hair. You can make your own cute scrunchies for a fraction of the price of buying in-store, so you won't be as worried if you accidentally lose one.
We have a few dresses on this list, but none is as comfortable to be as this t-shirt dress. I love this soft jersey fabric, it helps me stay nice and cool throughout the day. This is one of the easiest dresses to make as well.
Tired of your loose change getting lost in those tiny pockets in your bag? This trangle coin purse sewing tutorial is for you. I like this spin on a coin purse because of the unique design. People always as me where I bought it, and I love telling them I made it!
Another summer wardrobe favorite is this circle skirt! This is a fun skirt with an elastic waistband, making it comfortable for all day wear. The free sewing pattern makes it easy to sew so you can spend more time twirling in the sunshine!
I love taking picnics with this kids in the summer and this insulated lunchbox does a great job of keeping our food and drinks at the perfect temperature. This is a simple sewing project and it can you money at the start of every school year with the kids someone need a new lunchbox again.
Planning a trip? Do yourself a favor and make this travel neck pillow! This travel neck pillow sewing tutorial is a great way to make your rest even better when you are travel. You can make this for a fraction of the price over buying in-store. Sweet dreams!
Another great accessory for your trip is this travel manicure kit. Keep your nail care essentials in this cute roll-up case. Once you use this, you'll wish you made it sooner! I never go anywhere without it. Plus I have sewn a few for friends as gifts as well.
Phone cases are getting more expensive all the time, but you can make your own cute DIY phone case with this easy sewing tutorial. Pick out some fabric that matches your personality and make an extra to give as a gift.
This easy-sew origami bag is one of the most unique sewing projects on our site. This little bag is great for your beauty essentials or you could even use it as a small purse. A simple sewing project that is oh so functional!
Coasters are a wonderful place to start your sewing journey. You can make some beautiful ones to accent your home decor for pennies compared to buying in-store. Save your wood from drink rings while making these cute fabric coasters.
Keep your chapstick close at hand with this easy DIY chapstick holder keychain. This simple sewing project is perfect for beginners and keeps your chapstick from being buried in the bottom of your purse. Makes a nice gift as well!
How To Make A Sunglasses Case
Summer means more outdoor activities which means you need your sunglasses! Don't let them get scratched up in your purse sew this sunglasses case in no time and keep those sunglasses brand new!
Having trouble sleeping? This DIY sleep mask could help! This comfortable mask fully blocks out light and helps you sleep better. Combine this with the travel neck pillow above to rest well while you travel! I can't go anywhere without my sleep mask that I made as it is so comfortable and cute.
We hope you enjoyed this list of fun summer sewing projects! Take some inspiration from what you’ve seen here and get started on your next sewing project to make your summer great! Whether you want to make a new swimsuit or just a cute headband, these projects are easy and fun to create. Be sure to check out all our sewing projects on HappiestCamper.com for new ideas and sewing tutorials posted every week.
If you liked these fun summer sewing projects, make sure to pin them to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make any of these projects on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!