Colorful Beach Bag

Colorful Beach Bag

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information

  • 54" wide home decor fabric:
  • 5/8 yd for body
  • 3/4 yd for lining and trim
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine colorful beach bag
NOTE: Seam allowances 1/2".
  1. From main body fabric cut two 19"x21" rectangles.
  2. From lining and trim fabric cut:
  3. Two 19"x21" rectangles for lining
  4. Two 6"x21" rectangles for bottom
  5. Four 2-1/2"x17" strips for handles.
  6. Press under 1/2" on one long side of the bottom rectangles.
  7. Pin, right side up, onto the bottom edge of the main fabric rectangles. Topstitch pressed edge.
  8. Press 1/2" seam allowance on the 4 long edges of handle strips.
  9. Wrong sides together, pin the 2 handle strips. Topstitch each long edge. Repeat with the two remaining handle strips.
  10. With the handle facing downward, pin and stitch each end 6-1/2" from side edges.
  11. Right sides facing, pin front and back fabric rectangles together. Stitch bottom and side seams.
  12. Right sides facing, pin front and back lining rectangles together. Stitch side seams.
  13. Right sides facing, pin outside of bag to lining at top edge and stitch all around the top.
  14. Turn right side out, press and topstitch.
  15. Turn lining side out; stitch across bottom.
  16. To make squared corners fold out bottom corners, centering seams and stitch at the 6" point (3" on each side of seam).
  17. Turn right side out.