25 Easy Summer Sewing Projects

Start your summer off right with a collection of fun and easy sewing projects. Sew up all the essentials for an afternoon picnic by making a waterproof blanket, napkins and picnic caddy for the silverware. Head to the beach with a terry cloth beach mat/tote bag and adorable cover up. Dust off that sewing machine and get started on these 25 Easy Summer Sewing Projects. And if you’re looking to add more fun projects to the list you’ll love these 25 DIY Blankets for the Beach, Pool or Picnic.

  • Cutest Summer Bag 1 of 25
    Cutest Summer Bag
    Start summer with an adorable summer bag.
    Get the tutorial at A Field Journal.
  • Oilcloth Tote 2 of 25
    Oilcloth Tote
    Make a durable and waterproof tote to take to the pool or beach.
    Spotted at Prudent Baby.
  • For the Water Baby 3 of 25
    For the Water Baby
    Sew up a special tiny towel for the water baby you love.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Waterproof Picnic Blanket 4 of 25
    Waterproof Picnic Blanket
    Enjoy an afternoon picnic without getting your backside all wet.
    Find out more at Curbly.
  • Oilcloth Lunch Bag 5 of 25
    Oilcloth Lunch Bag
    Make yourself a waterproof lunch bag you can bring to the beach or pool.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Summer Hammock 6 of 25
    Summer Hammock
    Lounge in a homemade summer hammock.
    Find out more at Fresh Home Ideas.
  • Stylish Cover Up 7 of 25
    Stylish Cover Up
    Sew a cover up for your next beach trip.
    Get the tutorial at Grosgrain Fabulous.
  • Sun Hat 8 of 25
    Sun Hat
    Keep their little faces out of the sun with the cutest sun hat.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Terry Cloth Pillows 9 of 25
    Terry Cloth Pillows
    Make these cozy terry cloth pillows to bring to the beach.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Child’s Robe 10 of 25
    Child's Robe
    Make a little special someone a terry cloth robe.
    Find out more at Made.
  • Picnic Caddy 11 of 25
    Picnic Caddy
    Make an easy to use picnic caddy to stow all your silverware and napkins.
    Find out more at Snowy Bliss.
  • Maxi Skirt 12 of 25
    Maxi Skirt
    This adorable maxi skirt is perfect for warm days.
    Get the tutorial at Elle Apparel.
  • Summer Bag from Placemat 13 of 25
    Summer Bag from Placemat
    Sew this easy bag for an afternoon outing.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Flattering Shirt Dress 14 of 25
    Flattering Shirt Dress
    You will look so cute and stylish in this shirt dress.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Summer Picnic Napkins 15 of 25
    Summer Picnic Napkins
    This is a fun and easy project you could make in under an hour.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Unisex Apron 16 of 25
    Unisex Apron
    A great sewing project for all those summer BBQ's.
    Find out more at Purl Bee.
  • Laptop Sleeve 17 of 25
    Laptop Sleeve
    Keep your laptop nice and safe when you're traveling over the summer.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Towel Wrap 18 of 25
    Towel Wrap
    This towel wrap is perfect for after the pool.
    Find out more at Centsational Girl.
  • Picnic Placemats 19 of 25
    Picnic Placemats
    These placemats are easy to roll up and take on your next picnic.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Tablecloth Picnic Blanket 20 of 25
    Tablecloth Picnic Blanket
    Use 2 tablecloths to make this easy waterproof picnic blanket.
    Find out more at The Cottage Home.
  • Bow Clutch 21 of 25
    Bow Clutch
    No more lugging a bag in the heat with this adorable bow clutch.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Snack Bag 22 of 25
    Snack Bag
    Sew a snack bag to keep those sandwiches away from the sandy beach.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Beach Towel Mat & Tote 23 of 25
    Beach Towel Mat & Tote
    A great summer project is this terry cloth beach towel tote and mat.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Wine Bag 24 of 25
    Wine Bag
    Make a wine bag for summer picnics.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Turban Headband 25 of 25
    Turban Headband
    Keep that beach hair out of the way with an adorable turban headband.
    Find out more atTwitch Vintage.


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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.


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