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Beach Bag

Beach Bag - BO822

This is a roomy bag that can be re-invented as an overnight bag, a nappy bag or an everyday carry-all.

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This is a roomy bag that can be re-invented as an overnight bag, a nappy bag or just an everyday carry-all.

This pattern combines a simple shape with the fine finishing techniques of a designer bag. It’ll take budding bag-maker’s sewing skills to the next level, and the result is a great bag to impress friends, family and passers-by!

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to make a zip closure for the bag*.
  • How to make a structured base with purse feet
  • A variety of internal and external pockets
  • How to make a crisp, structured edge at the top of a bag with a professional finish.
  • How to make belt loops
  • How to add magnetic snaps
  • How to vary the straps by adding rings or changing the length and width, or make overlaid straps (with or without rings).
  • LOADS of tips for making well-finished bags EASY!
*The zip closure and structured base require intermediate sewing skills, but the rest of the bag is BASIC level. (If you're not sure, keep it simple for the first bag, and then MOVE ON..YOU CAN DO IT!)

 

 

Bag Size 45cm x 35cm x 10cm
Strap length and design is variable.

Design Variations

Duckcloth (soft, light canvas) beach tote with overlaid straps and compartment pockets. The bag has a structured base with Purse Feet, and it closes with a zipper.

This bag has medium-light interfacing throughout, and there is template plastic, Vilene S520 and purse feet in the base.

Two-tone cotton drill bag with
a drawstring tie and
embroidered compartment pockets.
The bag has a single shoulder strap
with
large o-rings and a structured
base with
purse feet.
It closes with a large
magnetic snap.

This bag has medium-light interfacing throughout, and there is template plastic, Vilene S520 and purse feet in the base.

Orange duckcloth is teamed with
 printed (quilting cotton) compartment pockets.
The narrow overlaid straps have
square rings and eyelets.
The base is structured, and has
purse feet, and the bag closes with two
large
magnetic snaps.

This bag has medium-light interfacing throughout, and there is template plastic, Vilene S520 and purse feet in the base.

Floral print fabric bag with striped contrast. There are belt loops and a tie to draw in the top of the bag. Two shoulder straps are joined to the bag with large o-rings.

Medium-heavy interfacing is used throughout the bag, and there is template plastic and Vilene S520 in the structured base.

Lime green duckcloth has
hand-embroidered
detail.
The single shoulder strap
has large O-rings.
The bag closes with a zipper, and
also has a
snap hook and o-ring closure
at the front of the bag.

The fabric has medium-light interfacing on it, and there is template plastic and Vilene S520 in the structured base.

Light upholstery-weight
canvas
is used for this beach tote.
Straps are overlaid on
compartment and patch pockets.
The bag closes with two
magnetic snaps.

The fabric is left without interfacing (except for the FACING on the inside of the bag), and the base is left unstructured.

Blue brushed cotton drill bag with silver grommets and a drawstring tie (which matches the lining of the bag). The bag has compartment and patch pockets on the outside and a single shoulder strap with large o-rings.

This bag has medium-light interfacing on it, and Vilene S520 in the structured base.

The Beach bag can be made with or without a structured base and purse feet. The DETAILED, ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS also include overlaid straps, bag rings, a zippered closure, belt loops and zipped, patch and compartment pockets as optional extras with this design.

**Please note: Design Variations refers to ways to alter the straps and pockets. Patterns do not include instructions for the applique', embroidery or other embellishments on the bags displayed on these pages.

 

    You Will Need:


    Between 1.5 to 2 metres* of115cm wide, light to medium-weight, woven fabric
    Or between 1 to1.5 metres* of 150cm wide fabric.

    20cm x 115cm or 90cm medium weight iron-on interfacing (for medium to heavy fabric). For light fabric you will need as much interfacing as you have main fabric.

    80cm to 1.5 metres of 115cm wide lining fabric *

    *The more large pockets you include in the bag design – inside and out – the more fabric you’ll need. Quantities listed are the minimum and maximums needed to make the bag

    Optional: (depending on your design variation)
    2 x 19mm magnetic catches
    20cm/8” zip for the inside pocket.
    51- 56cm /20-22” zip for the top of the bag
    10cm x 44cm Template (stencilling) Plastic for bag base.
    10.5cm Vilene S520 (or other very firm pelmet interfacing) for bag base
    Purse Feet
    O-rings, d-rings, square rings, slide adjusters, eyelets and/or polypropylene webbing and plastic fittings.

    Bag Size: 45cm x 35cm x 10cm


    Instructions do not include embroidery designs.