Need new summer clothes? Why not try making your own? These 18 projects are dead simple and they aren’t your average hack-job DIYs: They’re super stylish and don’t require a needle and thread to pull off (a.k.a. perfect for your laid-back warm-weather attitude).
So, what are you waiting for? Raid the back of your closet or your local second-hand store for materials and try these no-sew summer challenges right now!
One pair of scissors, 18 fashionable DIYs
Criss-cross tankBlogger Anne from Wobisobi is a DIY T-shirt expert. Take an oversized tee, make a few strategic cuts, tie at the shoulders and you're done!
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSWobisobi
Trendy Crop TopDon't shell out for a crop top if you're not sure you're ready to try the trend; make your own, 'cause it's super easy.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSLove Maegan
T-Shirt ScarfTurn your favourite soft tee into a layered scarf for those cool summer nights.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSRabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth
Scalloped ShortsMake these adorable shorts out of an old pair of pants or long shorts. All you need is a fray-stopping product to keep the edge looking fresh.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSMaking Nice in the Mid West
Swimsuit cover-upTake one big piece of fabric, cut some arm holes and wrap for this cute, striped cover-up.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSLa Vie DIY
T-shirt tote bagRecycle old tees and make adorable no-sew totes for taking to the beach or the market.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSMommypotamus
Neoprene Circle SkirtThis adorable, flippy skirt is a little more challenging than some of the other projects but it's definitely worth the effort. It looks designer!
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSA Pair and a Spare DIY
T-Shirt dressNot only does this mini-dress require no sewing, but you also don't even need scissors!
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSGrosgrain Fabulous
Cuffed shortsThe idea seems easy enough: Just cut and cuff, right? But to get the perfect, pucker-free cuff, there's a secret. Get it here.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSHello Natural
Perfect cutoffsAgain, you could just hack at your old jeans willy-nilly, but this DIY will show you the best way to make your new summer favourites.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSMy Little Secrets
Tie-front summer tankTurn an oversized old tee into a cute tie-front tank with this simple DIY.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSC'est la Belle Vie
Bow-back tankCreating LauraCreating Laura
Swimsuit cover/dressThis braided cover-up is so cute, it could double as a dress.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSWatch Out for the Woestmans
Beach dressA little bit '90s and a touch of Pretty Woman, this dress is perfect for hot days on the boardwalk.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSGina Michele
Scarf vestAnother DIY that doesn't even require scissors. Blogger Ceara shows you how to turn a large scarf into a floaty summer vest—and it's easily turned back into a scarf!
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSDIY Confessions
No-sew ponchoLayer over your favourite tanks on cool days or wear as a swimsuit cover-up, this poncho is oh-so-simple.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSHappy Together by Jess
No-sew headbandPull sweaty strands off your forehead with this quick and easy headband DIY.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSLazy Mom's Blog
The perfect summery tank topSure, you can wear an old baggy t-shirt to bed, but why not re-vamp it into a tank top? Best of all, there's no sewing required.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONSThe Loop