Are you ready for the summer? The weather is just perfect to visit the pool or beach, but if you’re still in need of a new swimsuit or a few necessities check out these great DIY summer beach projects!
Make yourself a new swimsuit! 1) Follow along with Laura at Sew Mama Sew and make a bikini with the Free Swimsuit Pattern + Tutorial. 2) Recycle old t-shirts into a swimsuit with Janelle’s Teekini Tankini tutorial. 3) Make a retro inspired suit with Amanda at KitchyCoo. Amanda leads you through all the steps of making a custom suit, from taking your measurements to drafting the pattern and sewing it up (definitely for a more experienced seamstress, but well worth the work!). Get the links to all the steps in Amanda’s post on Sewing Up Your Pin-Up Bathing Suit.
Sew a little something for the kids with these easy projects. 4) Make a girl’s one-piece suit with this free pattern and tutorial from Prudent Baby, How To Sew A Girl’s One-Piece Swimsuit (Free Pattern). 5) Turn a towel into an easy to wear warm-up with the How To Make A Wearable Kid’s Towel tutorial from TinySidekick. 6) Make a cozy beach robe from a towel with Dana’s tutorial from her blog, Made.
7) If you need a beach cover-up, check out our Dressed For The Beach post with 5 stylish DIY swimsuit cover-ups, including this one from Auna at La Vie DIY. 8) Make a large beach blanket from towels with the Bountiful Beach Blankets tutorial from My Material Life.
You definitely need a handy bag to carry it all to the beach or pool! 9) Make a bag to tote your beach stuff that also transforms into a handy beach towel with this Beach Towel Tote Bag Tutorial. 10) Create a chic beach bag with our very own Beach Bound Straw Tote tutorial. 11) Stitch together a stylish beach accessory with a hand towel and a few trims following this Hand Towel Beach Bag tutorial from Martha Stewart.