Retro Beach Bag

By Judith
 on July 24, 2016

I have a confession to make!

I'm a closet hippy!  Born a decade too late, I've been repressed ever since!!

So nothing delights me more than sewing with retro, funky fabric!


Beach Bag (Pretty Patches Aug16)
Fabric is 'Linen Cupboard' by Emma Jean Jansen for Ella Blue


This is my Retro Beach Bag in the August issue of Pretty Patches.

Beach Bag (Pretty Patches Aug16)

I love the simplicity of beach bags - roomy, sturdy and with 'make it easier' features like webbing for handles and mesh for outside pockets.



I also love projects that are functional and practical, so I've made the lining with wipeable Rip-Stop nylon, and a detachable 'wet bag' for your swimming costume and drippy sun lotions.


Beach Bag (Pretty Patches Aug16)


I know some of you have a 'zip phobia', but trust me when I say this is one of the easiest ways to insert a zipper.  The entire bag is made first, and then the zip is top stitched onto the top of the bag.


Here's the same pattern done in Ikea 'deco' weight fabrics (unquilted).


Bethany's Beach Bag


So if you don't want an over-complicated, summer bag, have a go at this beginner friendly pattern and get in touch with your inner hippy!

Peace man!


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