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Sew Your Own Beach Bag | MadeByJaime

Summer is coming and, around where we are, there’s a region on the central coast of California appropriately nicknamed “Bakersfield West”. Yes, the 100+ summer temperatures drive many of us to enjoy the water & waves and if you’re going to the beach, you must have a great beach bag for all the necessities!

DIY Beach Bag | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

This generously sized bag was made using a free tutorial at Sew4Home but if you’d like some guidance in making your own, I’m running a local class this May. You can get the details here.  Its finished size is about 15″ high x 17″ wide x 6″ deep with a 12″ – 13″ drop on the handles.DIY Beach Bag | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

This bag has a big divided pocket on the outside for essentials like your sunblock, keys or phone.  Inside is roomy enough for towels, snacks, water and whatever else you’ll need for a day at the shore. DIY Beach Bag | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

You’ll want to choose some fun canvas prints and/or some denim for this project. Even though it is completely lined inside and out, it’s constructed in such a way to favor heavier fabrics and avoid bulk. DIY Beach Bag | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

One of the fun features of this bag are the grommets and rope handles. The grommets I used are Xtra Large 7/16 size and they were so easy to apply! Just place the grommet down where they will go, trace the circle onto your fabric and cut the circle out. Take your project to a wood workbench or your back porch or front sidewalk and use the tools to hammer each grommet in place. Thread the rope handles through, tie some knots and you’re done! Such a nautical feel, perfect for a beach bag!DIY Beach Bag | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

If you’d like to learn to make your own, visit MadeByJaime.com and if you make your own using fabrics from TheFabricMarket.com, be sure to share with us on our Facebook page!

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