Summer is the time of the year to relax and enjoy the heat. But, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be productive. There are a lot of do-it-yourself projects that you can do during your spare time. To give you a better view, here are some of the best craft ideas for summer.
1. Towel Beach Bag
A beach bag is a summer essential, especially if you bring a lot of things when going to the beach or pool. However, you don’t have to buy a brand new bag. One of the best craft ideas for summer is to make a beach bag using an old beach towel.
To make a towel beach bag, you’ll need a beach towel, ribbon, and basic sewing supplies (scissors, thread, and a sewing machine or needle).
Ideally, an extra-large towel is required for this project, especially if you’re planning to put a lot of items in the beach bag. The first step in making this towel beach bag is to cut two ribbons, preferably with a length of about three feet. Afterwards, sew each end of the ribbon to the corners of the towel, creating two straps. When sewing the ribbon, the ribbons should be about three inches from the edge. Aside from that, you also have to make sure to melt the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.
Once you’ve attached the ribbons to the towel, the final step is to fold the towel in half and sew the sides. If you’re going to place a lot of things in the bag, it is recommended to use a double seam or zigzag stitch to reinforce the bag.
2. DIY Camera Strap
A camera is always a staple of your summer trips, and you’ll need a stylish strap to make sure that your camera is always with you. Fortunately, this list of the best craft ideas for summer has a procedure for making a stylish camera strap.
To make this DIY camera strap, you’ll need a scarf, split rings, chain closures, basic sewing supplies, a pen, and a scrap of leather.
The first step in making a camera strap is to fold a rectangular-shaped leather into two. Afterward, draw a semi oblong on the leather, making sure that the smallest point at the fold will fit through your split ring. From there, cut the leather on the folded line, and repeat the procedure because you’ll need two leather pieces.
After making the leather scrap, the next step is to connect the chain closure and the split ring. Then, slide the ring to the center of the leather. Afterward, you have to fold the end of the scarf, making sure that it is small enough so that it will fit into the leather. Finally, sew the edge of the leather. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand stitch it with a special needle designed for leather.
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