3 Summer Craft Projects

Sweet summertime is here! Whether you have some extra free time on your hands during the summer months or are looking for an indoor activity to help beat the summer heat, Quilt Quarters offers an enticing array of fabrics and patterns that are guaranteed to make those summer sewing, embroidery, and quilting projects burst with color.

Embrace the sunny days with these three delightful summer craft projects!

1. A Homemade Sunglasses Case

Stylish shades are a summer accessory staple and essential for protecting your eyes against the beaming of the sun’s strong rays. Keeping your sunglasses close by at all times is a must in the summer, so why not make a personalized homemade case to make sure yours stay protected and scratch-free in between wears. Heather Handmade has a free pattern to make your own custom sunglasses case. It is a perfect beginner-friendly sewing project that will bring a smile to your face every time you use it!

Find the instructions and pattern here!

2. Cute Summer S’mores Embroidery Hoop Art

For many, s’mores are a quintessential summer treat! There is nothing quite like the experience of roasting marshmallows over an open fire to make gooey, chocolatey s’mores on a summer night. With that being said, we can’t get over how adorable Beverly McCullough’s Cute Summer S’mores Embroidery Hoop Art is! The detail of the “toasted” white pom pom trim is brilliant and adds a special touch to an already charming craft. If you’re not particularly crazy about s’mores, try your hand at swapping in your favorite summer treat instead!

Get the free design here!

3. Popsicle Mug Rug

Avoid pesky water stains from your ice cold drinks this summer with Ameroonie designs’ fun Popsicle Mug Rug pattern! This mug rug is the perfect solution to preserving your furniture and adds a wonderful pop of color to any space. This project allows you to really capture the essence of summer when choosing your colors and patterns, while still giving you the opportunity to add your own personal flair. This is also a great project for practicing your quilting skills on a smaller scale rather than taking on a full-size quilted blanket.

Access the directions and free pattern here!

We hope you feel inspired to try out one, or perhaps even all, of these delightful craft projects this summer. Happy crafting!

If you're looking for an expansive collection of fabric, notions, classes, and sewing clubs to spark creativity and let your imagination soar, Quilt Quarters - located at 9504 Haver Way, Indianapolis, IN 46240 has over 7,000 square feet and 25 years of experience as Indianapolis's top choice for sewing and quilting needs. Our staff is always looking for opportunities to help, so feel free to reach out! You can fill out a contact form on our website, call us at (317) 757-8340, or visit us in-store from 10am- 6pm during weekdays and 10am-5pm on Saturday. "Sew" you soon!