Summer DIY Fabric Tutorials

Summer is undoubtedly the happiest season of the year – flowers in full bloom, bright sunny days, and livin’ it up at the beach. With our summer-inspired tutorials, you’ll be ready for all of it! Whether you’re looking to spruce up your backyard or patio, stay trendy with summer fashion, or accessorize for camping or a day at the beach, we’ve got you covered. Our imaginative summer DIYs are perfect for all you crafters out there. Get started today to kickstart your summer with these fun projects!

How to Make a Beach Towel

Stay comfortable and dry this summer with your very own double-sided beach towel made from terry cloth fabric. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or soaking up the sun on the sand, beach towels are an absolute must-have. And there’s no better fabric to use than terry cloth – it’s super soft and has excellent water-absorption capabilities. Follow these instructions to make your own!

How to Make a Bug Net for a Hammock

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for camping season! One of the best parts about camping is just chilling in a hammock, enjoying the great outdoors. However, pesky bug bites tend to kill the vibe. To prevent this, we decided to create a special bug net that is easy to store and set up. We are thrilled with the result, and can now relax in our hammocks without the worry of bug bites! See for yourself with this tutorial.

How to Make a Fabric Koozie

When the temperatures rise, there’s nothing better than sipping on a cool drink. Koozies are a must-have for any beverage lover. Whether you’re chilling at home, on the go, or at a party, they keep your drink at the perfect temperature. This fabric koozie is an ideal fit for both cans and bottles, and it’ll keep your drink insulated for hours, so you can enjoy it all day long.

How to Make a Fit & Flare Dress

Create your own fit and flare linen dress this summer instead of endlessly searching online or in stores! In this tutorial, anyone can follow along and make their own dress, even without a pattern. All you need is to take your measurements. What makes this dress even more special is that it is super customizable. Whether you want a different length, material, or more coverage in the back, this dress can be altered to match your unique style.

How to Make a Kimono

One of our summer favorites is a kimono – it pairs well with almost anything! Made of light and flowy chiffon fabric, this kimono is perfect for the hot-weather season. You can also opt to use other sheer materials such as voile for the same weight and breathability. These sheer fabrics allow for garments underneath to show through and make for a great bathing suit cover-up.

How to Make a Mesh Beach Bag

Are you looking for the perfect beach bag to take along with you? Create your own stylish and practical beach bag using Phifertex Standard Solids and outdoor fabric. This bag is not only waterproof and attractive, but also allows sand and crumbs to easily pass through the bottom while keeping your precious items safe. Plus, you can customize it in any size and color combination you desire! Don’t break the bank on a new beach bag, make your own and even gift them to friends and family.

How to Make a No Sew Outdoor Pillow

Summer is approaching and that means more relaxing time outside. In this tutorial we will show you how to make an easy, no sew, outdoor pillow! The envelope style is great because you can swap the cover out easily when you are feeling a different print, mood, or style!

How to Make a Pleated Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are a summer staple, loved for their comfortable yet fashionable style. You can dress them up or down, depending on your preference. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making your very own maxi dress using cotton jersey fabric.

How to Make a Portable Sun Shade

If you’re someone who loves the beach but doesn’t like to stay in the sun for too long, we’ve got you covered. Our portable sun shade is the perfect solution, and it won’t break the bank. We used a cost-effective PVC frame that is easy to assemble, yet still provides stability and convenience. You can easily find PVC at any hardware store, and the total cost of the project was only around $15.

How to Make a Racer Back Tank Top

Racer back tank tops are ideal for the summer. Easy to throw on, comfortable, and it keeps you cool! Learn how to create your own racer back tank top from scratch for the summer to come.  Wear it by itself, with a scarf, or under a cardigan.

How to Make a Scalloped Tablecloth with Oilcloth

What better way to enjoy the warm summer weather than having a meal outside surrounded by nature? However, dining under the shade can sometimes become problematic with birds and pollen, which can cause a mess on your table. But fret not, we have a solution for you! Take a look at our tutorial on how to create a tablecloth from oilcloth – it’s both trendy and simple to clean, making your outdoor dining experience even more enjoyable.

How to Make a Simple Tote Bag

Discover how to create an on-trend, cute and simple tote bag – an essential accessory for the summer season. Not only are these bags easy to make, but they also come in a variety of prints and solid colors to suit your unique style.

How to Make a Sleeveless Blouse with a Zipper

Sleeveless blouses are in high demand during the summer season. Follow this tutorial for a quick and simple way to make your own custom piece. In just a few steps, you’ll have a comfortable and trendy blouse to flaunt.

How to Make a Smocked Tube Top

If you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY project, making your own smocked tube top is a great place to start. Not only is it a fashionable and trendy piece, but it’s also a versatile one that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

How to Make a Swimsuit Cover-Up

When is a better time than summer to create a customized, tank top style swimsuit suit cover-up? In this tutorial, we will be DIYing our cover-up out of jersey knit fabric. You can also use other lightweight fabrics like cotton batiste or gauze that are breathable and comfortable – which is what you want in the hot summer months. If you’re feeling fancy, chiffon or challis are great options as well.

How to Make a Workout Tank Top

Are you looking for a comfortable workout tank that won’t hinder your movement? Create a breathable muscle tank using cotton jersey fabric. With its stretch and flexibility, this material is perfect for activewear. You can choose to leave the back plain or gather it together for a unique design element.

How to Make Bathing Suit Cover-Up Pants

Discover how to create these chic and adorable bathing suit cover-up pants with this easy-to-follow DIY tutorial. This cover-up is versatile piece that pairs well with various tops, making it a stylish addition to your beach wardrobe.

How to Make Faux Leather Plant Hangers

If you tend to fill your home with a lot of plants, you might find yourself running out of windowsill space to give them the sun they need. We came up with a genius solution for those sun-needy plants. In this tutorial, learn how to create faux leather plant hangers that can hang outside or even inside, above your windowsill sitters. These hangers are not only stylish and sturdy, but they are also customizable to fit any plant at any height!

How to Replace Fabric on a Sling Chair

With the nice weather approaching, it’s time to bring out your outdoor furniture! You may notice the fabric on your chairs wear out over time. Instead of spending money on new furniture, learn how to replace fabric on old sling chairs with our tutorial. We used Phifertex fabric – which is super durable, even in extreme climates, and contains microban technology that helps prevent the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.

How to Stop Chafing

Wearing summer dresses can be a hassle because of chafing, and shorts can seem bulky and unattractive. While lacy garments are a trendy and practical solution, they can be costly. Check out this tutorial for an affordable way to prevent chafing and enjoy your summer wardrobe to the fullest!

How to Upcycle Jeans Into a Skirt

Do you hate the thought of throwing away a beloved pair of jeans after they develop holes over time? Well, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are ways to upcycle old clothing instead of tossing them out. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to turn an old pair of jeans into a trendy, upcycled denim skirt that’s perfect for summer.

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