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Sure, summer’s starting to wind down, but here in Tucson, it’s still hot, hot, hot! If you’re looking for a few quick summer sewing craft projects to create during long summer days, these great projects will help you get going, whether you’re headed out to the pool or up to enjoy a quick picnic on Mt. Lemmon. If these don’t work for you, why not take a look at our other summer sewing projects?

Create a Summer Sewing Pool Bag

This summer sewing pool bag is a great accessory to have, making it easy to bring along items like sunscreen, a great book, and bottled water to the pool on a hot day. Use strongly contrasting colors in this pattern to really make it pop. Consider making a few of these beach bags for friends!

Sew an Adorable Sun Hat for Little Ones

little girl in sun hat

Sewn from breathable cotton, this sun hat helps keep your little one cool and sunburn-free and is just adorable. This easy pattern makes it simple to style an entire wardrobe for your little one. Try out different cotton fabric prints to get a range of cool, unique looks.

Simple Picnic-Size Napkins or Fabric Squares

Are they napkins? Placemats? Bandanas? It’s up to you! When you make these summer napkins out of calicos, this sewing pattern is large enough to use as any of these options, while you enjoy a summer getaway picnic on the mountain. Pick up 5/8 of a yard of each calico to get two squares of each fabric.

Make a Big, Bold Beach Blanket

Go big and bold with this fabulous beach blanket, which will operate on double-duty for your next picnic or family event at the park. When you’re done, just run it through the wash with the rest of your laundry. Such an easy cleanup. Use different colors on the backside to make it reversible.

Sew a Super Stylish Beach Coverup

When you’re at that in-between point between the pool and your home, do you really want to change back into your clothes? Of course not! This stylish swimsuit cover-up mimics the look of a tank dress in a few minutes of sewing. Stick with cotton knits for a truly comfortable experience.

Create a Cool and Simple Pillowcase Dress

When you want your little girl to be cool and comfortable during the hottest parts of summer without a lot of work, pillowcase dresses are in for the win, especially if you choose an all-cotton pillowcase. For an extra-special bit of glee from your girl, let her pick out the pillowcase for some joyous squeals!

Easy-Peasy Summer Headbands

little girl in summer headband homemade

When it’s really hot out, every hair that touches your skin can seem like a burning flame. Get them out of the way and off of your skin with these super-easy summer headband instructions. These are especially great for students and those hot school days at the University of Arizona!

Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for the perfect sewing machine or are just getting started and need sewing classes, Cathey’s Sewing & Vacuum has you covered. Come on in to join our community of crafters, quilters, and stitchers today!

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