Jul 202018
 

With all the attention focused on finding the perfect bathing suit, it’s easy to forget about another beach-day necessity: the cover-up. The outerwear piece may actually be one of the easiest items in your closet to procure. A breezy dress, fabric shorts, or an oversize tee can all double as a cover-up at the beach. If you’re more of a DIY-leaning fashion lover, a few small alterations can go a long way in creating a one-of-a-kind piece. From simple, no-sew projects to alterations fit for the more experienced needleworker, you can make a cover-up with surprising ease at every level. If you’re not quite up to getting crafty, keep scrolling to shop a few of our favorite (ready-made) beach cover-ups. Read on to explore three different ways to make your own beach cover-up at every level of sewing experience, all from some of Pinterest’s most popular pins.

With all the attention focused on finding the perfect bathing suit, it’s easy to forget about another beach-day necessity: the cover-up. The beach outerwear piece may actually be one of the easiest items in your closet to procure. And we’re here to show you exactly how to make a beach cover-up yourself.

A breezy dress, fabric shorts, or an oversize tee can all double as a cover-up at the beach. Or, if you’re more of a DIY-leaning fashion lover, a few small alterations can go a long way in creating a one-of-a-kind piece. From simple, no-sew projects to alterations fit for the more experienced needleworker, you can make a cover-up with surprising ease at every level. If you’re not quite up to getting crafty, keep scrolling to shop a few of our favorite (ready-made) beach cover-ups.

Read on to explore three different ways to make your own beach cover-up at every level of sewing experience, all from some of Pinterest’s most popular pins.

Not ready to bust out the sewing kit? This hack for making the perfect beach cover-up is for you—all you need is a scarf. Jean from Extra Petite found a simple solution to the lack of cover-ups available for petite girls. Using a scarf, she simply crisscrosses two ends of a scarf across her abdomen, securing it with a simple knot around her neck and pairing it with cutoffs. That’s one way to put a scarf to good use during the summer.

If you know some sewing basics, this DIY beach cover-up may be more your speed. A kit will come in handy here for adding straps to a yard of fabric of your choosing. Lace trim or ribbon goes a long way, along with fabric scissors and either a sewing kit or good old-fashioned needle and thread to whip this piece together. Visit Brit+Co for a step-by-step tutorial on making this beach cover-up for yourself.

This adorable DIY cover-up for the craftier among us is courtesy of Merrick’s Art. If you have experience sewing, give this tutorial a try—it’s ready in only six steps and proves that making your own beach cover-up from scratch is easier than you think (pom-pom trim optional but highly encouraged).

The colorful pom-pom detailing perfectly complements this otherwise neutral caftan.
Chambray is always a good pick for the beach.
Channel that seaside vibe whether you’re by the shore or not.
Pair with a wide-brimmed sun hat and espadrilles, and you’re set.
A lightweight sundress is a great solution for a cover-up.
We love the subtle floral detailing on this unique piece.
This looks like something we could take on vacation in Capri.
Opting for a cool cotton material when you’re poolside is always a wise choice.
The dramatic balloon sleeves make this look.
Lace-up sides and fringed detailing never looked so good. 
This cover-up features a drawstring waist, crocheted panel accents, and a chic tassel trim. 
We’d wear this dress away from the beach too.
Leave it to Rouje to craft this ultra-cool minidress that doubles as a beach cover-up.
The sunflower yellow color of this dress was meant to be worn by the water.
The white braided belt really gives this linen dress a nautical feel.
A bardot neckline and bubble sleeves make this cover-up a unique piece for your wardrobe.
This lightweight, gauzy fabric was made for summer.
Flowered embroidery and bright yellow tassels perfectly complement this sky-blue tunic.

This post was previously published at an earlier date and has been updated.


How to Make a Beach Cover-Up in 6 Easy Steps
Source: Who What Wear

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