15 Nautical Sewing Projects & Patterns

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!

Woman Modeling Striped Nautical Shirt

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 with Interweaving Stripes Hanging on Hanger

Nautical blouse project

Craftsy member 110 Creations whipped up a nautical blouse. I love that she chose a simple pattern to let the fabric shine. The piping and tiny gold buttons are great touches, as well.

Nautical Dress with Pink Bow and Pink Trim

Nautical dress project

Craftsy member anshu also did a bit of upcycling, turning a tank top into a nautical dress. I love that she added a bit of hot pink to the expected blue-and-white color palette.

Woman in Sunflower Field Modeling Nautical Skirt, Holding Hat Over Face

Nautical skirt project

Craftsy member Ron McQuade sewed a fun nautical circle skirt and top, inspired by the sea. The silk noil skirt should be light and airy for an Indian summer day.

Striped Wristlet with Anchor, Hanging From Doorhandle

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.

Two Totes Featuring Nautical Patterned Fabric

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:

Patterned Cartoon Whale and Ocotopus

Whale and octopus appliqué pattern

Appliqués can give any outfit a nautical bent; jazz up a plain tee with a cute whale or octopus.

Baby Feet Wearing Little Blue and Red Sailor Shoes

Sailor shoes pattern

For the littlest first mate, sew a pair of tiny sailor shoes.

Little Girl in Sailor Dress Looking at Balloon

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).

A matching sailor hat is a must. A sweet sailor skirt is another option.

Little Blonde Boy Wearing Sailor Shorts

Sailor shorts pattern

Boys and girls alike will look darling in a pair of sailor shorts.

Colorful Sea Creatures Finger Puppets

Finger puppets pattern

Entertain kiddos by telling tall tales of sea creatures with a set of felt finger puppets.

Green Whale Stuffed Animal

Whale plush pattern

If you haven’t had any luck on a whale watching trip, you could always sew your own whale plush.

Woman Wearing Nautical Sailor Top, Leaning Over Balcony

Nautical sailor top pattern

Kids don’t get to have all the fun! Sew a knit sailor top for yourself.

Dog Wearing Yellow and Blue Sailor Outfit

Dog sailor pattern

Don’t forget your favorite pooch; there’s a sailor dress just for her, too.

Striped Apron, Modeled on Mannequin

Sailor apron pattern

The sail away apron is a necessity before your next cookout or clam bake.

Can’t get enough of the nautical theme? See also our posts on nautical knits and nautical quilts!

Which nautical-themed project will you sew first?

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