15 Nautical Sewing Projects & Patterns

Was your summer filled with sand and sailboats? It's time to bid summer a fond farewell, but your sewing projects can still give a nod to the sea.

Let's explore some gorgeous nautical projects and patterns created by your fellow Bluprint members!

Nautical shirt project

Bluprint member Beth Huntington transformed a thrift store tee into a chic nautical striped shirt with a little fabric paint and a few buttons. Striped tees are a wardrobe staple and the ¾-length sleeves are perfect for the cooling temperatures.

Nautical blouse project

Bluprint member 110 Creations whipped up a nautical blouse . I love that she chose a simple pattern to let the fabric shine. The piping and tiny gold buttons are great touches, as well.

Nautical dress project

Bluprint member anshu also did a bit of upcycling, turning a tank top into a nautical dress . I love that she added a bit of hot pink to the expected blue-and-white color palette.

Nautical skirt project

Bluprint member Ron McQuade sewed a fun nautical circle skirt and top , inspired by the sea. The silk noil skirt should be light and airy for an Indian summer day.

Nautical wristlet project

Bluprint member avasquez0218 turned a bit of striped canvas into a handy wristlet , complete with embroidered anchor. A wristlet is a must for stashing your chapstick and sunscreen while sailing into the sunset! If anchors aren’t your thing, a fish, whale or sailboat would also be cute.

Nautical tote project

If a wristlet isn’t quite large enough for all of your essentials, a tote bag should be. Bluprint member Joanly made an “Anchors Away” tote and cosmetic bag . The wooden handles give the bag a laid-back vibe.

Ready to sew something nautical yourself? Check out some of the great nautical sewing patterns available on Bluprint:

Sailor dress pattern

Sailor dresses are a classic and look darling on little girls. You could go with the expected red, white and blue motif, or mix it up and experiment with prints (there’s also a sailor dress option for infants ).

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A matching sailor hat is a must. A sweet sailor skirt is another option.

Little Blonde Boy Wearing Sailor Shorts

Sailor shorts pattern

Boys and girls alike will look darling in a pair of sailor shorts .

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Whale plush pattern

If you haven’t had any luck on a whale watching trip, you could always sew your own whale plush.

Get the pattern here

Dog sailor pattern

Don’t forget your favorite pooch; there’s a sailor dress just for her, too.

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Can't get enough of the nautical theme? See also our posts on nautical knits and nautical quilts !

Which nautical-themed project will you sew first?

August 31, 2013
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