We have spring fever! This winter has been particularly brutal for most, and we’ve been trapped inside for far too long. Out with the cold weather and in with the warm already. We’re itching to get outdoors and spend some time in the dirt, planting vegetables and flowers. Let’s get into the spirit by sewing some gardening gear! Pick out your prettiest floral fabrics and get ready to warm things up with these 6 fun and easy-to-sew projects.
DIY 10-Minute Sweatshirt Garden Gloves
Tutorial available from Lately Reconstructed
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Take an old sweatshirt you’ve worn all winter and turn it into these comfy, practical gloves. No pattern required!
DIY Gardening Gloves With Gauntlets
Tutorial available from All About You
Here’s how to start with ordinary fabric gardening gloves and add pretty gauntlets to protect your arms and wrists.
DIY Sun Hat
Tutorial available from Live Everyday Happy
DIY Gardening Hat Pattern & Tutorial
Pattern available from Worthy Goods on Etsy
If you want to start with a downloadable pattern, then his super cute reversible sun hat is for you. The brim is shapeable and reaches a full 21 inches from shoulder to shoulder for maximum coverage. Use quilting cottons or upcycle a sheet or curtains, pairing a bold print with a complementary smaller print, to whip up a gardening hat so fashionable, you’ll want to wear it everywhere.
DIY Easy-to-Sew Gardening Headscarf
Tutorial available from the Empress of Dirt
We love the no-nonsense look of a headscarf. Such a great way to keep your hair out of your eyes when you’re busy digging in the dirt. Here’s how to turn a thrift-store bandana into a cotton headscarf.
DIY Gardener’s Apron
Tutorial and pattern available from Martha Stewart
This tutorial for a full-size apron comes with a downloadable template for the apron and the pocket. Sew it up and stuff the pockets with the handmade gloves, hat, and headscarf, and you’ve got the perfect gift for any gardener.
Happy springtime sewing!
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