Today I am sharing a fun tutorial that is the perfect size bag to stash your beach gear for the day or let little ones use to collect shells and beach toys (the mesh on the bottom allows the sand to fall right out).
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- Main fabric panel - 1 Fat Quarter
- Accent fabric - 1 Fat Eighth
- Ribbon tie - 1 Fat Eighth
- 1 package of lightweight mesh fabric by Annies - color: Dandelion
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing machine with a zig zag stitch option
- Large safety pin
- Optional - fray check
- Main panel - (2) 6" x 18" rectangles
- Accent color - (2) 4" x 18" rectangles
- Ribbon - cut fat eighth into 3" x 18" strips, sew together and press open seams to create one long strip
- Mesh - (2) 14" x 18" rectangles, make sure that the stretch of the mesh is horizontal - running along the 18" side. This will keep the bottom of the bag from stretching when you add items to your bag.
Take 2 sections of accent fabric to iron. Fold over the 4" ends .5" and press, fold again .5" and press. Stitch along the folds to secure.
Fold rectangles in half lengthwise wrong sides together, and press.
Place raw edges of folded fabric along the top of the main panels. Center, there should be equal space on each side. Pin in place to secure.
Sew along edge with a straight stitch about .5" from edge. Follow back with a zigzag stitch to secure seam and loose threads. Repeat steps for the other half of the bag.
Fold flap open folding under the zigzag edge. Press in place and top stitch along front to secure.
Place bottom of main panel face down along 18" side of mesh. Straight stitch .5" from the edge. Follow back with a zigzag stitch to finish seam. Repeat for other half.