DIY: 30 minute Beach Towel Bag

DIY Beach towel bag

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

sewing machine

measuring tape




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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  • Arianne Plehandzic

    Such a cute bag…love the colors! So easy, my Katelyn could probably make this. Thanks for participating on the SEASONAL BLOG HOP JOY!~*

  • BohemianBabushka

    Cutisimo! Gracias for sharing it on the Over The Moon Link party- will definitely be making one. BB2U

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  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Such an innovative DIY! Thanks for sharing :]


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  • Merit Weidman Kirkpatrick

    That is really clever – thanks for sharing it with us over at #HomeMattersParty

    • CBAsay

      Thanks for stopping by. We sure get a lot of use out of ours at my house.

  • How cute! I love having a big bag to take to the beach. 🙂

    • CBAsay

      Thanks Samantha. It’s super fun to use!

  • Look super simple but very handy!

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  • I love these type of bags! You made it sound so simple.

    • CBAsay

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the tutorial. These bags are so fun!

  • We are getting ready to go to the beach soon!! I need one of these for our trip!! Being that there is 6 of us we will have a good many beach towels!!

    • CBAsay

      I hope that you make one. They are super easy and quick. You could make 2 or 3 or more for your trip in no time.

  • Oh my gosh, how simple is that?! You are a genius! I can’t wait to make one… or ten. 😉 Thanks for the awesome idea! Pinned!

    • CBAsay

      You crack me up. I hope you enjoy your dozen beach bags. They are the best 🙂

  • Britney

    We can definitely use something like this! Thanks for the idea!

    • CBAsay

      I hope it’s helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Great idea! I can never find a bag big enough!

    • CBAsay

      I hope that it’s helpful this summer for your family. Enjoy!

  • So cute! And it’s so easy. I have a couple of towels that would be perfect for this. Definitely going to try this out!

    • CBAsay

      It was so easy. Oh yes and use beach towels you already have. It will save money for sure.

  • I love this idea – your beach towel bag looks so nice and summery too!

    • CBAsay

      Thanks for stopping by. I am super excited to use my bag. I hope you make one and enjoy is as well.

  • Wow! I have NEVER seen anything like this! It’s kinda genius! I might need to pass this along to my husband so he can make his own outdoor man bag! xoxo

    • CBAsay

      haha thats funny. Thanks. I hope you make one for you and your husband.