Mesh is amazing to work with and great for bags like this one, or perhaps where you want air to flow through such as a gym bag, or a bag for the kids wet swimming gear, or even for a smart beach bag. Take a bag like this to the beach and the sand will just shake right out the bottom, through the mesh – easy!
We weren’t able to get any better pictures of the bags from the video, but they are basically made entirely from mesh, with a fabric top, fabric side pocket and webbing handles. Makes them very sturdy and yet lightweight. Perfect for taking to the beach.
No pattern is needed for this bag, just follow the instructions in the video. You can make this simple bag in any size you like. We think turning those dimensions on their side would be good, to create a bag that is wider, and not so tall. What do you think?
You can get the mesh in all sorts of bright and funky colors too so don’t think you only have to use black or grey.
Here are some examples and resources for you where you can buy the sort of plastic mesh used in these bags.
Everyone needs (a lot) more than one tote bag. They are a staple pattern in every sewing pattern collection and so versatile and adaptable. Check out a few recent tote bag patterns to sew from our store.