2013 summer fashion is crying out for handmade creations. Crafts like tie dye and screen printing make great outdoor party projects. This season, stay cool, cute and trendy with these blazin' hot ideas.
1. Tie a Wrap
Tie a sarong wrap to wear over your swimsuit, or just on a hot day when nothing but flowing, breezy material will do.
There is no better feeling than traipsing around outside in a sundress after a long winter of being cooped-up inside. Unfortunately, these cute dresses can take a chunk out of a modest budget. Not to worry. Here are some free patterns and instructions for making a sundress yourself.
Tank tops are a great summer ally, but sometimes they can lose their shape after repeated washings or even shrink. If you've got a tank that doesn't quite fit anymore, you can still put it to good use. This tutorial will show you how to make a reversible tank top tote using two tank tops, or a tank top and a t-shirt.
Hemp, shells and wooden beads are all trademarks of summer. Put together a necklace that will look great on the beach by day and in the clubs by night.
Summer means family reunions and team sports. Screen printing your own team jerseys at home is easier than you think. You can also get into the cheesy family spirit and print your own matching shirts for theme park visits, ala The Brady Bunch. We opted for a Star Wars logo, instead.
The perfect beach bag is already laying on your table. Put this sweet tote together in a matter of minutes.
Halter tops are all over this season, even swimsuits are taking on the halter top look. You can make your own with a minimal bit of sewing and an old t-shirt. This is a great project if you have a t-shirt you love that you would like to fit better.