By guest contributor Kelly Rand
Now that it is officially summer, thoughts tend to wander to laying on the beach, at the pool or just hanging out in the backyard with a cool glass of lemonade soaking up the sun. Here are some great summery tutorials to get you beach, pool and backyard ready.
As the temperature rises and the sun’s rays a little harsher, light and breezy clothing is just what the doctor ordered:
Speaking of the beach, a good beach bag is very important and one made from old beach towels is super thrifty, eco-friendly and fun. Alisa Burke shows you how to combine several patterns and colors for a fun and funky bag.
Swimming is one of the best parts about the hot months. Getting into cool, clean water and splashing around is simply the best. Help a boy out and make him these smart and sassy swim trunks from BurdaStyle.
For another great summer clothing option, this great top by Laura Nelkin is an ideal pattern for beginner crocheters and sewers. Its simple design is airy and light, and perfect for those lazy hazy days of summer.
What’s your favorite summertime tutorial? Please share in the comments!
About the contributor: Kelly Rand is staff writer for DCist.com, lead writer for Crafting a Green World, and is co-founder of Hello Craft, a non-profit trade association dedicated to the advancement of indie crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly is a compulsive knitter and avid maker who believes that handmade will save the world.