Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My New Beach Bag

My daughter made a beautiful beach bag out of an Amy Butler pattern.  I decided I had to make one like it. At first, I thought maybe it would be too big, but I tried hers over my shoulder and thought that it would work fine. I did make changes from the original pattern.  For instance, adding vinyl handles instead of extending the fabric.  It makes a neater look.

 I added piping around some of the seams.

 This bag has side pockets.  One for a water bottle, the other for sunscreen.  

 I did the lining with oilcloth to protect all my goods.  I have 2 large zipper pockets inside.  One is for my Ipad and a book.  The other is for wallet, keys, etc.

 I made 2 smaller bags to keep inside my larger bag.  This is my knitting bag.  This is also an Amy butler pattern out of the same book (Amy Butler's Style Stitches).  I just added a zipper to the top instead of straps.

 I have an open pocket on the inside of this one.  It's a place for knitting needles and a pair of small scissors.

 I also made a sack to keep some snacks in for the beach.  I'm not real happy with this one.  I made the pattern myself, but we'll see it it works.  It's awkward looking and may not be large enough.

It's also large enough to put my camera in,which already has a zippered fabric case, my towel, and whatever else I may need.  I can't wait to try it out.


  1. Now that is a pretty and very functional beach bag! I just wonder if the straps will dig into when it's all loaded up and you're trekking down the beach...

  2. You clearly put a lot of thought and time into this. Great job!

  3. Perfect for the beach with it's wide opening!Thanks for rejuvenating at Tuesday Archives this week!


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