Sew Your Way into Summer Savings

Looking to update your summer wardrobe? It can be tempting to completely overhaul your closet when the warm weather hits, but it can also do some serious damage on your wallet. Why not bust out that sewing machine that was collecting dust and design some of your own signature pieces? It will make for a great summertime project, and you'll love the savings. Plus, you don't have to limit yourself to just clothing items. Have a baby on the way, or looking to update the kids' room? With a few simple, savings friendly sewing projects, you can create the nursery or children's room of your dreams. Check out our easy guide for summertime sewing savings!

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THE FABRIC

Most importantly, invest in some high quality fabric that is going to last while still looking great. Head to Michaels, or our friends at JoAnn's, for some fantastic deals on a variety of quality fabrics you'll love.

Cotton Lawn: lightweight, versatile, and crisp, this is a great go-to option for your summer fashion. With your choice of bright colors like fuchsia, ivory or yellow, you'll be thrilled with this nicely draping fabric. This fabric is a must for fun summer skirts and dresses.

Chambray: you can't go wrong with smooth chambray. It's light and airy, perfect for that new summer dress, shirt, or pair of shorts. Michael's and JoAnn's both offer this fabric in fun colors and patterns, like cheerful checks and flowers.

Linen: the official fabric of summer! This medium weight fabric often pops up in stores in the warm weather months, via dresses, shirts, shorts, pants, skirts – well, everything.

Rayon Challis: slightly heavier than cotton lawn but still a great choice for an inexpensive summer fabric. This material drapes well, and is a perfect option for dresses, skirts, or shirts.

DIY Nursery or Children's Room:

There are lots of sales on right now at JoAnn's for all your little ones' needs. For your nursery fabric, you'll want to choose material that is easy to maintain and can be easily machine washed (often on a delicate cycle). Think soft cotton, flannel, and anti-pill fleece. Choose from a myriad of whimsical design themes, from jungle babies to monkey fun to baby zoo. Creating your own serene oasis for baby couldn't be simpler, or more affordable. Even better, JoAnn's makes it easy to personalize your shopping – simply choose your print, select a fabric, and then personalize.  Get crafty with soft sheets, cozy quilts, snuggly blankets, comforting drapes....the possibilities are endless.  Get inspired with JoAnn's nursery project guide for all your baby needs. Be sure to take advantage of this deal: buy 8 yards and save an additional 10% off.  Want even more savings? The entire site is on sale through Saturday. You can't beat that!

Your sewing projects have the potential for great savings. Gather some friends together and make it a social event. Swap ideas, fabric swatches, and rake in the savings. Happy summertime sewing, everyone!