summer DIY fabricsWith warmer weather approaching, we tend to instinctively reach for brighter colors, lighter fabrics, and summer-themed prints. Whether you’re sewing a fun and breezy sundress, reupholstering a patio set, or crafting a set of seasonal tea towels, there is no end to the style opportunities. As you begin to think about the summer crafting ahead keep these summer fabric styles in mind:

Light and breathable fabrics:  Nobody wants heavy fabrics in the sweltering summer months! As we approach warmer and sunnier days, opt for fabrics in cotton or linen. If you’re crafting outdoor projects, search for outdoor performance fabrics, such as polyester.

Bright colors and patterns: Brighter days are the perfect time of the year to go bold and bright! Think bright shades of orange and yellow, or, go with the natural colors of the green grass and blue sea. If you favor neutral colors, whites, sandy tans, and pale greens and blues are a great way to go.

Fun prints and designs: The summer season comes with so many fun design options. Beach fabrics and the summer season go hand in hand. Floral prints are also a warm weather favorite. If you want something that will transition well throughout the season, look for stripes, chevron, or paisley prints.

The approaching season means fun projects, calling for bright colors and whimsical prints! Keep these stylistic elements in mind for your next summer DIY project.