If you’ll be heading off for your annual family summer holiday soon, now’s the perfect time to dust off your sewing machine and try your hand at creating some summer holiday essentials that you won’t find in any high street shop.
Here’s a few project ideas to get you started – just don’t forget to place your order and choose from a colourful selection of fabrics available on our website first!
A colourful cover-up
You don’t need to be a sewing expert to create a beautiful sarong or beach cover up. Cover-ups are great for days at the beach or as a long scarf to cover the neck and shoulders on chilly mornings, so it’s an essential piece for any holiday wardrobe.
The great thing about cover-ups is that they can be made from a wide range of materials including cotton or tulle for sheer look. You’ll just need a few meters of fabric and some thread to create them too which means that you can treat yourself to a few different fabrics.
Our new range of African fabrics make amazing sarongs or cover-ups thanks to their vibrant colours and beautiful patterns, so check them out here.
Tablet or book holder
Sand gets everywhere, so if you’re planning to take your favourite book or tablet to the beach to keep the kids entertained, you can quickly whip up a quick tablet or book holder to stop that pesky sand creeping into the pages or ports.
A perfect summer holiday project for beginners, all you’ll need is two contrasting pieces of fabric and some snap fasteners from our online haberdashery to get started.
Once you’ve cut your fabric to the correct size leaving an extra inch or so at the top for the fasteners, sew the edges leaving a quarter inch seam allowance before turning inside out. Iron flat and add your fasteners, and you’re ready to hit the beach!
Tote bags are a holiday must-have as they’re just so useful! From days out at local markets to carrying sunscreen and flip flops to the beach, you can quickly knock up a colourful tote in no time at all!
Our range of canvas fabrics makes a hardwearing and strong base for your bag and handles, but if you’re looking for something a bit prettier, then why not add an external pocket and lining in vibrant cotton fabric for a pop of colour?
Have you made any of the items above for your summer holiday? Then don’t forget to share your creations with us on our Facebook page!