With Memorial Day Weekend coming up this weekend here in the U.S., we are unofficially starting the summer season! I’m sure many of you will be spending your long weekend out on the water, but if you’re in the mood for sewing this weekend—or any time this season—we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite summer projects.
10 Summer Project Ideas
Cornhole, sometimes called corn toss or bags, is a classic summer lawn game. If your set needs new bags, check out this tutorial. The corn-filled bags are easy to sew up and require only a couple of yards of cotton duck. Game on!
Help keep your cabin cool with a hatch canopy. These canopies keep the sun from shining into your cabin while funneling fresh air through the hatch to keep you more comfortable below decks. Plus, these are easy to build with the Sailrite Hatch Canopy Kit.
Another great way to improve your cabin comfort is with a companionway cover. You can create your own screen door for your companionway to keep air and light filtering in while keeping pesky bugs out.
Enjoy the outdoors with a quilted picnic blanket. Learn how to create a custom, reversible blanket that is perfect for a variety of outings. We also include a tip for keeping your blanket from blowing away on a windy day.
Fender covers are great for extending the life of your boat fender and they protect the side of your boat from chafing. If your boat fenders need covers or your existing covers are looking shabby, this is a simple DIY that brings a lot of functionality.
What says summer relaxation better than a hammock? This hammock tutorial includes two methods for building the fabric sling as well as instructions on how to sew a detachable pillow and how to create the hammock harness.
If you spend a lot of time of your boat then your cockpit cushions are almost certainly seeing a lot of use. If your cushions are worn out or you want to change the color and feel of them, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.
If you have a patio swing or glider with a sun bleached canopy, give it a facelift this summer! When you make a new canopy yourself, you can use better quality materials for longer lasting protection from the sun.
Spend less time cleaning and servicing your winches by keeping them covered when not in use. This small DIY is a great starter project and we offer a winch cover kit that contains all the materials you’ll need.
Don’t forget a thing when you head to the beach or the lake this summer! This great carryall beach bag is big enough to hold a towel and all the essentials and easily slings over your shoulder.
You can find all the materials needed to make all the projects listed here at Sailrite.com.
What projects are topping your summer to-do list? Leave us a comment and tell us about them!