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This is the Florida Beach Bag sewing pattern. This is a good-sized casual bag to sew that is perfect for that happy time at the beach.
There is something essentially romantic about a retro dilly bag for the beach. This one is not overly large – it doesn’t fit a huge towel in but it is perfectly sized for the essentials – a drink, sunscreen, and a good read. It has room for a cover-up too and other things which make the beach a happy place.
Not going to the beach? Doesn’t matter, feel like you are on a tropical island and take this one shopping! It has a drawstring cord that turns it into a shoulder bag and some handy pockets that allow for the needs of a shopping trip.
The Florida Beach Bag has some great features:-
- A drawstring cord closure with a leather or vegan leather stop,
- There are eyelets around the top edge,
- Inside you will find two-lined slip pockets,
- The front features a zipper box pocket,
- (The pattern includes detailed tips on how to sew the zipper box pockets and the lined slip pockets).
When you have finished making yourself a Florida Beach Bag it will measure approximately 15” high with a 10” base diameter.
The designer, The Folk Art Factory, rates her project as suitable for a confident beginner sewer.
And for the fabric, she recommends that you use quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needlecord.
What you will need to make a Florida Beach Bag:-
- ½ yard of bright printed canvas for the outer,
- ¾ yard of coordinating cotton for the lining,
- ¾ yard of style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline),
- One fat 8th S320 fusible interfacing for the internal pockets (Vlieseline),
- One 6” metal zipper for the outer. Don’t forget to match the teeth to your eyelet color,
- Eleven 14mm gold eyelets,
- A scrap of leather or vegan leather 5” by 10”,
- 2 ½ yards of 6mm hemp rope or similar cord,
- Coordinating threads for all fabrics and trims,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
This is a cut-and-measure pattern, so no printing is needed. If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.
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And if you would like to see other bag sewing patterns from this designer then you can click on the red button below.
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