Was your summer filled with sand and sailboats? It's time to bid summer a fond farewell, but your sewing projects can still give a nod to the sea.
Let's explore some gorgeous nautical projects and patterns created by your fellow Craftsy members!
Nautical shirt project
Craftsy member Beth Huntington transformed a thrift store tee into a chic nautical striped shirt with a little fabric paint and a few buttons. Striped tees are a wardrobe staple and the ¾-length sleeves are perfect for the cooling temperatures.
Nautical blouse project
Nautical dress project
Nautical skirt project
Nautical wristlet project
Craftsy member avasquez0218 turned a bit of striped canvas into a handy wristlet, complete with embroidered anchor. A wristlet is a must for stashing your chapstick and sunscreen while sailing into the sunset! If anchors aren’t your thing, a fish, whale or sailboat would also be cute.
Nautical tote project
If a wristlet isn’t quite large enough for all of your essentials, a tote bag should be. Craftsy member Joanly made an “Anchors Away” tote and cosmetic bag. The wooden handles give the bag a laid back vibe.
Ready to sew something nautical yourself? Check out some of the great nautical sewing patterns available on Craftsy:
Whale and octopus appliqué pattern
Appliqués can give any outfit a nautical bent; jazz up a plain tee with a cute whale or octopus.
Sailor shoes pattern
For the littlest first mate, sew a pair of tiny sailor shoes.
Sailor dress pattern
Sailor dresses are a classic and look darling on little girls. You could go with the expected red, white and blue motif, or mix it up and experiment with prints (there’s also a sailor dress option for infants).
Sailor shorts pattern
Boys and girls alike will look darling in a pair of sailor shorts.
Finger puppets pattern
Entertain kiddos by telling tall tales of sea creatures with a set of felt finger puppets.
Whale plush pattern
If you haven’t had any luck on a whale watching trip, you could always sew your own whale plush.
Nautical sailor top pattern
Kids don’t get to have all the fun! Sew a knit sailor top for yourself.
Dog sailor pattern
Don’t forget your favorite pooch; there’s a sailor dress just for her, too.
Sailor apron pattern
The sail away apron is a necessity before your next cookout or clam bake.