Monday, March 19, 2007

Beach Bag

My college daughter is heading to Florida for spring break. She really needs a new beach bag, right? I started this last night and woke up 30 minutes early to finish it before work. I wanted to get it into the mail so it would arrive before she headed out. I based it on the Japanese Craft Book titled CHECKER & DOT STRIPE GOODS PATTERN BOOK.

Since this book is in Japanese and all I can make out is the measurements, I used it as a guide. I made the bag bigger than the book and used canvas for the bag and lining to get a very stiff bag. The handles were made stiff with one layer of canvas and two layers of fusible fleece. I fused the fleece to each side of the canvas. The interior has a zipper pocket on one side and a large pocket (divided into 3 sections) on the other side.

It also has an exterior pocket. I purchased the fabric from Sew Mama Sew and wasn't sure what to make, last night it just popped and the fabric wanted to be a beach bag. I really am pleased with the results.

Front with outside pocket:

Back - I love the fabric colors:

The colors are so close to the purse I made her last week, I hope she doesn't mind. I have a feeeling she won't!


  1. I have a feeling she won't mind the color similarities either! Very cute!

  2. the bag turned out really cute and it looks l9ike it will hold alot of stuff.

  3. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Absolutely perfect for the beach. Great size. Our weather has been perfect so I know she is getting a lot of use out of it!

  4. Lori, that's gorgeous. Love the color combo.

  5. Anonymous9:17 AM

    You seem to be in a blue-brown phase. Everything is looking so nice! Keep it up!

  6. Wow, that looks so great!