DIY Mermaid Tail Towel

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My daughter would LOVE to have this! There are lots of creative things you can do with towels but I am in love with this magical option! Create a mermaid tail and keep the fun of the “water” going!

DIY Mermaid Tail Towel from Stitch to my Lou

Thrifted Dress to Summer Maxi Skirt!

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We love this project! Beth found a thrift store dress with a disastrous cut but a cute fabric and reworked it into this light and summery maxi skirt. She shows you just what she did — and you can do the same!

DIY Summer Maxi Skirt Refashion Tutorial at The Renegade Seamstress

DIY Dyed t-shirt

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From plain to striped with a little DYE! Pick a color and jazz up a plain top! Get the low down and get your kids involved too!

 

DIY Dyed t-shirt from Zibergirl Sews

Scarf to Tank Top!

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Jessica found this awesome tribal scarf — and turned it into a cute summer tank! She shows you how she modified her tank top pattern and adapted it to work with this scarf — and you can, too, with any scarf!

totally tribal fashion moment, and a scarf to tank top refashion at Domestic Bliss Squared

Summery “Box Blouse” from Men’s Dress Shirt!

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We love the flattering strips and fun details on this “box” blouse … look, even darts! This men’s dress shirt looks giant in the pics, but look how cute, tailored and flattering the final product is! Sunni shows you exactly how to make your own, step by step, with complete instructions and illustrations!

The Button Up Refashion Swap at A Fashionable Stitch

DIY color Block top

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Here’s a tutorial that’s great for ANYTIME of the year – not just summer. It’s actually been on my TO DO list for a long time and then I find a tutorial has already been done! Love the colors and ease of creating this top!

DIY Color Block top from Grey Luster Girl

DIY Beach Wrap

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Pin! Pin! pin! This DIY beach wrap with a simple yard of fabric will have you creating at least one in no time! Think of all the fun patterns, colors and fabrics you could use to upcycle into this!?

DIY Beach Wrap from Brit + Co.

Boy’s Summer Jammies from Men’s Polo Shirt!

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Got a lightweight men’s polo shirt that’s ready to be donated? Rescue and refashion it into these cute boy’s summer pajamas. Seems like just when those polo shirts get nice and soft … it’s time to donate them! Check out Meg’s easy step-by-step directions!

Man’s polo shirt to boy’s summer PJs refashion tutorial at Meggipeg

DIY Beach Towel Bag

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Towel bags can be the best for a day at the lake or the beach! Have you ever refashioned a towel into a bag or something else useful? You probably have a few in your linen closet that could be whipped up into one of these!

DIY Beach Towel Bag from Martha Stewart

Girls’ Jeans to Shorts!

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Little girls grow fast, and their cute jeans quickly become too short! Ros has a great solution for those too-short-but-they-still-fit jeans: turn them into cute shorts! She shows how to add the adorable waistband and edging … all while she’s in a Down Under winter and we’re enjoying summer in the northern hemisphere.

Shorts on the Line: Sew Delicious at Small + Friendly, feature from Sew Delicious