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DIY Beach Bag from a Tropical Tea Towel

Are you looking to add a personal touch to your beach accessories? Why not try making your own beach bag with this easy-to-follow sewing pattern! By following this step-by-step guide, you can customize the size, shape, and fabric of your beach bag to suit your needs and style. Whether you prefer a large tote for all your beach essentials or a smaller bag for just the essentials, this sewing pattern allows you to create a bag that is perfect for you. With detailed instructions and helpful tips, you'll be able to sew a beach bag that is not only functional but also stylish.

I picked up this set of tropical tea towels. You can find beautiful ones just about anywhere. Perhaps you already have one in the kitchen you want to use or maybe you've found some beauties at the local thrift store.

The only caveat is that it needs to be fairly large. Mine measured 20 inches by 27.5 inches. However, many measure larger than this, and they would be perfect.

You could also simply use a piece of pretty fabric. Just make sure that it has good weight like a canvas to make it sturdy enough to hold a few things.

Making a Beach Bag from a Tea Towel

Start by folding the tea towel in half and cutting it into two pieces.

Use an iron to fold over the cut edge twice on each piece. Then top stitch in place.

Next, place the right sides together and sew along the sides and bottom.

Making a Bottom of the Bag

This is the only tricky part. While the bag is still inside out take the bottom seam and match it to one of the side seams shown above. Measure across at two inches and draw a line. Then sew that line. Repeat on the other side.

When you turn the bag right side out you'll get a nice flat bottom for the bag.

So cute!

Adding Handles

Add handles or straps to the inside of the bag on both sides. I used two 26 inch pieces of cotton twill tape. Pin the tape about an inch from the top and three inches to the left and right of the center point.

Sew a square and then an X inside the square to make the straps strong and sturdy.

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