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Every Friday I put the spotlight on a different theme and link to the best free craft tutorials that I find on the internet that relate to the chosen subject that week. If you are looking for something specific, use the Search box on the top left to find what you are looking for.
In the summertime you might not feel like staying in and sewing for too long - here are a few simple projects that will get you out and enjoying the sun in no time!
This felt tote bag is easy to make and it looks so bright and summery - get the how-to from BHG.com.
This summer picnic tote made with thermal fabric to keep food cool or warm is a bit more involved, but I think you'll agree the project from Sew 4 Home is great!
Anj at Snowy Bliss shared a tutorial to make this picnic caddy - roll it up and you have your place settings all in on place!
This yo-yo wall art project from All People Quilt would be a great project for rainy days - or you could even make the yo-yos by the pool or relaxing in a park.
This outdoor tent looks complicated but is actually made with easy to fit together plumbing pieces and a piece of fabric - check out the tutorial on Sew 4 Home.
This tutorial from La Vie DIY gives several versions of this beach cover-up from no-sew to a street friendly version. Click the link to get the different versions.
Keep that pesky hot weather hair frizz at bay with this stylish headband turban tutorial that Robyn at Twitch Vintage McGyver-ed from two inexpensive headbands.
If your idea of the perfect summer activity involves digging in the dirt rather then lounging at the beach, then make this non-binding split skirt, gardeners apron with a tutorial from Sew 4 Home.
These projects are as hot as the weather - give them a try.