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Summer is here and we are headed to the beach or pool often. This is a good time to sew up various bags to have on hand for all the summer activities. I saw an adorable terry cloth bag while shopping and wanted to create my own version to use as a stylish Beach Tote Bag. These are easy to make and all you need is a couple of supplies. Get the details below on how to make your own Beach Tote Bag.


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  • Brother SE2000
  • Beach Towel
  • Interior Fabric (I used an old sweatshirt, but any medium weight material will do)
  • 2 Yards of Rope
  • Large Eyelet Tools
  • 4 x 7/16” Eyelets
  • Jeans Needle
  • General Cutting/Sewing Notions
  1. Step 1:

    Cut out your materials:
    Exterior Towel: 21 x 17”
    Interior Fabric: 21 x 17”

    Fold fabric in half. Use a grid ruler and mark off a 2 x 2” square on each bottom corner and cut.

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  3. Step 2:
    Place right sides together for both towel and liner and sew sides and bottom edges (1/2” seam allowance)
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  5. Step 3:
    Box all the corner edges by placing the seam allowances right sides together. Clip and sew.
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  7. Step 4:
    Place liner (right side out) and exterior right sides together.
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  9. Step 5:
    Sew all the way around the top edges together leaving a 3” opening (where arrow is) to flip right sides out.
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  11. Step 6:
    Flip right side out through the opening. Press top edge nice and flat.
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  13. Step 7:
    Top stitch the top edge enclosing the opening (1/4” seam allowance).
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  15. Step 8:
    Use the Eyelet/Grommet tools and follow the instructions to create Large Eyelet openings. Mine were about 7” from the side seam and 6” apart.
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    Tip: If you want to pass on the Eyelet part, you can use the remaining towel fabric to create strapping and top stitch on the bag as well.

  17. Step 9:
    Knot the rope through the eyelet opening. Mine was about 1 yard on each side.
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