Summer is in full spring now. That means lots of trips to the beach, water parks, lunch dates at the park and swimming lessons. I am constantly struggling with finding a big enough bag to fit all out stuff when we go places like the pool or park to play. I usually end up taking multiple bags including my purse. When I arrive places with my two kiddos it looks like we are going on vacation for a week. I came up with a perfect solution to my problem. I could make a XL bag with a beach towel. Even better the only thing I would have to purchase was the straps. I have so many beach towels on hand. I thought what the heck I will re-purpose one into a bag. I found my straps at Hobby Lobby. They ended up only being a little over $2 with a coupon. So wahoo for a cheap sewing project. I hope this bag makes many pool side trips with my family as well as yours. Now go soak up that sun!
What you need:
A old or new beach towel
84 inches of cotton webbing straps
1st step: Fold your towel hamburger style inside out.
2nd step: Sew along the bottom and open side. I did a zig zag stitch. I feel like it holds better.
3rd step: Turn your towel right side out. Cut your 84 inch cotton webbing strap in half so 42 inches. If you want shorter your can do so. I wanted mine to fit across my body.
4th step: Pin your straps at 6 inches towards the middle of the bag. Pin them about 2 inches into the bag. If you want the straps shorter measure to do so.
5th step: Sew the straps on. I sewed 3 zig zag stitches.
Now you have yourself a super cute, large beach bag to enjoy all summer long.
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