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25 Easy Summer Play Clothes to Sew


Since we hardly had a winter I find myself jumping right into summer mode. Tank tops, shorts and sun dresses all the way. Thankfully, summer clothes tend to be way easier to sew than bulky and warm winter layers. There are many shirts, shorts and dresses you can whip up in under an hour, and make sure to hold onto old t-shirts because they can be up-cycled into just about anything. Bust out the ol’ sewing machine and I’m sure you’ll be surprised by how much fun it is to whip up a whole new kids wardrobe with these 25 Easy Summer Play Clothes to Sew…


  • Twirly Ribbon Skirt 1 of 25
    Twirly Ribbon Skirt
    Sew her up a twirly ribbon skirt to wear all summer long.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Little Girl Romper 2 of 25
    Little Girl Romper
    She will surely get use out of her romper.
    Get the tutorial at Make It and Love It.
  • Stripe Tank 3 of 25
    Stripe Tank
    This top is so easy to make you could whip up a bunch for her friends to match.
    Get the tutorial at No Big Dill.
  • Knot Shorts 4 of 25
    Knot Shorts
    She can get some good use out of these easy to make shorts.
    Get the tutorial at Elsie Marley.
  • Racer Shorts 5 of 25
    Racer Shorts
    Throwback to the 80s with a little more length.
    Get the tutorial at MADE.
  • Onesie with Binding 6 of 25
    Onesie with Binding
    Try your hand at making summer onesies.
    Get the tutorial at Omi Creates.
  • Gingham Top 7 of 25
    Gingham Top
    Gingham never goes out of style.
    Get the tutorial at Me Sew Crazy.
  • Button Up Bloomers 8 of 25
    Button Up Bloomers
    A.K.A the cutest bloomers I've ever seen.
    Get the tutorial at Sewing in No Mans Land.
  • Black Bird Tunic 9 of 25
    Black Bird Tunic
    A breezy summer tunic to explore the world in.
    Get the tutorial at Shwin and Shwin.
  • Boy Shorts with Pockets 10 of 25
    Boy Shorts with Pockets
    Dress these shorts up or down for all occasions.
    Get the tutorial at Make It and Love It.
  • Button Capris 11 of 25
    Button Capris
    Buttons give these little capris a vintage touch.
    Get the tutorial at Me Sew Crazy.
  • Ruffle Sleeve Top 12 of 25
    Ruffle Sleeve Top
    Once you master ruffle sleeves you can add them onto all sorts of dresses and tops.
    Get the tutorial at Sparkle Power.
  • Ribbon Dress 13 of 25
    Ribbon Dress
    Gather your prettiest ribbons for this fun tutorial.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Harem Pants 14 of 25
    Harem Pants
    Turn old shirt sleeves into nice and breezy harem pants.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Beep Beep Shirt 15 of 25
    Beep Beep Shirt
    If he loves cars, he will love this shirt.
    Get the tutorial at Eating My Candy....
  • Football Jersey 16 of 25
    Football Jersey
    Now he has even more of an excuse to run and tackle in his football jersey.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Ringer T 17 of 25
    Ringer T
    These easy to make T's are perfect for boys and girls.
    Get the tutorial at Crafterhours.
  • Every Girl Needs a Skort… 18 of 25
    Every Girl Needs a Skort...
    To run around and climb trees in.
    Get the tutorial at ikatbag.
  • Beach Towel Dress 19 of 25
    Beach Towel Dress
    Your water baby can get instantly dry in her beach towel dress.
    Get the tutorial at Crafterhours.
  • Two Minute T-Shirt Dress 20 of 25
    Two Minute T-Shirt Dress
    Give her a quick new outfit she can run around and get messy.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Shortcake Knickers 21 of 25
    Shortcake Knickers
    Up-cycle an old T into a couple pairs of knickers.
    Get the tutorial at Living with Punks.
  • Pillowcase Dress 22 of 25
    Pillowcase Dress
    Make this simple dress out of an old pillowcase or scrap fabric.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Beach Dress 23 of 25
    Beach Dress
    Use an old t-shirt to whip up a flowy beach dress.
    Get the tutorial at Tea Rose Home.
  • Ruffle Sleeve Bubble T 24 of 25
    Ruffle Sleeve Bubble T
    Even the itty bitty ones can have some new play clothes.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Playsuit 25 of 25
    Playsuit
    Add an adorable playsuit to her wardrobe.
    Get the tutorial at My Innocentia.

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