10 Easy DIY Beach Cover-Ups to Make ...


DIY Beach Cover-Ups are fun sewing projects for fashionistas who love to wear and flaunt handmade projects. Warmer days are here and I'm sure you need one of these DIY beach cover-ups to complete your bikini outfit. The DIY beach cover-up projects we have here range from modest to somehow risque; I bet you can find a tutorial here that matches your style.

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Easy 20-Minute Cover-up

Easy 20-Minute Cover-up This is one of those ideas that had me going "Why didn't I think of that?" This DIY beach cover-up is so incredibly simple to make, I bet you can whip one up right before you leave for the resort.



All you need for this clever beach cover-up is a favorite fabric and basic sewing skills. Chances are, you already have what it takes laying around your home. Just trim the material to the size you desire and hem the edges for a clean finish. There's no need for complicated patterns or fitting issues. Simply create a 'head hole' in the center, and you've got a chic, flowy cover-up ready for those sunny days by the sea. The best part? It's totally customizable to your style and body type. Get ready to hit the beach with confidence!


Scarf Beach Cover-up

Scarf Beach Cover-up I love this idea because it opens up a lot of crafty possibilities and styles. Because the materials you need are only two cotton scarves, you can go crazy when it comes to print and colors. I bet you can also make several so that each cover-up matches a pair of bikini.



The scarf beach cover-up is a popular and versatile option for those looking to make their own beach cover-up. It only requires two cotton scarves, making it a budget-friendly choice. This DIY project also allows for creativity, as you can choose from a variety of prints and colors to match your personal style. Additionally, you can make multiple cover-ups to match different bikinis, making it a practical option for beach vacations. The tutorial provided by Martha Stewart offers step-by-step instructions for creating your own scarf beach cover-up. This project is perfect for those who love to craft and want a unique and stylish cover-up for their next beach outing.


Beach Kaftan

Beach Kaftan The materials used for making this lovely beach kaftan are table cloth and doilies. Yes, table cloth. Looking at the instructions, this looks quite easy, too. Check out the link below to make your version of this DIY beach cover-up.



This ingenious upcycling project takes objects you might already have at home and transforms them into a stylish beach accessory. The key here is selecting a tablecloth with a texture and design you love, along with complementary doilies for added flair. Not only is it a sustainable choice, but it also gives you a unique story to tell every time you wear it. Imagine reusing family heirlooms or thrift-store finds to create an eye-catching and one-of-a-kind beach kaftan that reflects your personal style.



Colorblock Beach cover-up or pretty sundress? I say both. For those who don't want to show off bits of their body while enjoying the sand and sun, this is a great sewing project to tackle. Bonus: you can make this using clothes you no longer use.



Shirred Cover-up

Shirred Cover-up Got a fun fabric you want to use? This DIY beach cover-up idea is exactly what you need. Depending on how long you cut your cover-up, this can double as a pretty summer dress.



T-Shirt Tunic

T-Shirt Tunic This tutorial is brought to us by Project Runway alumni Diana Eng. She shows us how to whip up a chic beach tunic using an old shirt. I think I will attempt this using one of my boyfriend's old shirts. Don't tell.



Drawstring Kaftan

Drawstring Kaftan This tutorial is by yours truly. It's one of the more popular sewing tutorials over at my crafty blog and I thought I'd share it with you guys. Design variation as per mentioned by my lovely readers: this can also be used as an everyday top. Wear a tank underneath and you got yourself a light layering piece.



The drawstring kaftan is an absolute must-have for beach-goers looking for a blend of comfort and style. My step-by-step guide takes you through the entire process, with pictures to illustrate each phase, making it easy even for beginners. Remember, you can play with different fabrics to make it uniquely yours—from breezy cotton to sheer chiffon. Plus, the adjustable drawstring waist ensures a flattering fit for all body types. Perfect for those lazy beach days or an impromptu brunch by the shore, it's a versatile piece that's sure to turn heads. Check out the tutorial and let your creativity run wild!


Crocheted Shirt

Crocheted Shirt The materials used for this DIY beach cover-up are old shirt and some lace. If you happen to have a favorite shirt that has seen better days, converting it into a beach cover-up is a great idea.





Okay, I said these DIY beach cover-ups are easy sewing projects but it seemed like a sin not to include this glittery no-sew idea. From the author: Wearing sequins in the sun may cause others to be blinded by your beauty…Tell ‘em to put on a pair of sunglasses! Sassy, yes?



This no-sew project is a great way to add some sparkle to your beach look without having to break out the sewing machine. The tutorial from Glitter & Glue will show you how to create a cover-up with sequins and fabric glue, making it quick and easy to put together. With this project, you can dazzle in the sun and be the envy of all your beach-going friends. In addition to being easy to make, this cover-up is also lightweight and comfortable, making it perfect for a day in the sun.


Another T-Shirt Redo

Another T-Shirt Redo Among the shirt DIY beach cover-ups featured here, this one is for the bravest. If you plan on flaunting your body but still leave enough for the imagination, this fun tutorial is for you.


So those are some of the fun DIY beach cover-ups that you can make. Give one or two of these beach cover-up projects a go before you head out to Costa Rica or Bora Bora. Better yet, make some for the girl friends who are going with you.

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Here's a really easy way to make a sun dress, no cutting, ripping, sewing or harm to the Tshirt is required. Grab a tshirt that you like, and wear it. Now, get your arms and shoulders through the neckhole so that the shirt is holding on on its own, but still covering up your breasts. Now, with the arm sleeves of the shirt you have 2 options. You can A. Tie them together on your back B. Tie them together onto your front. Then voila, a sundress. Believe me, it looks better than it sounds. Try it out.

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