DIY beach bag

My holiday is approaching fast and I’m ready to hit the beach, in a big way. New beach bag time!

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I used half a meter of each fabric (54″ drop) one for the lining (blue polka dot ) and another for the exterior (beach huts). These are furnishing fabrics which make this bag more hard wearing and helps hold its shape better.

I cut each length in half (to give two short fat rectangles) and sewed them together along three sides leaving one long side open. I drew a 9cm square into each of the bottom corners then folded them along the diagonal pinned and sewed giving the bag a square bottom.

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Repeat for the other fabric then place one inside the other and iron down the hems (inwards) with the outer being a touch longer than the inner making a neat top edge.

Now decide where you want to position your eyelets (mine were 3cm down from the top) and use a islet punch to attach them through.

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Thread with rope and double knot the ends. Before cutting the rope wrap it with serotype and cut through the middle of the tape, this will stop it fraying.

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The final flourish, tie the ends around with silk thread and trim the ends.

All you need now is a towel and a good book!

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