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Easy Summer Sewing Projects

DIY and homesteading have never been so popular. (Ok, maybe in actual frontier days.) If you have been thinking of taking up sewing or teaching your kids how to sew, summer is the perfect time!  Sewing is also a great way to add seasonal décor and linens to your home without breaking the bank.  Simply find some inexpensive fabric and create light, bright, elements to bring the summer sunshine indoors. There are dozens of tutorials and videos online for the sewing novice. 

Sewing Tips:

  • You do not need to spend a lot of money on a sewing machine. Try craigslist, ask family members, or buy a new sewing machine for less then $80
  • Always prewash your fabricIron the fabric before sewing, especially the seems
  • If you are just getting started, sew slowly
  • Be fearless, you can always use the seam ripper if you make a mistake!

Easy Summer Sewing Projects



Table Runners



Scent Sachets

Outdoor Beach/Picnic blankets

T-Shirt Dresses for Kids

Summer is a great time to try something new.  If your home has some dark, warm, or heavy décor like velvet curtains or fancy tablecloths, try something light and fresh for the summertime.  Printed cottons are inexpensive, crisp, and summer ready.  Need more summer time tips?  The COIT Blog has tips on swimming safely, strawberry shortcake, and overcoming summer allergies.