I saw a lot of them being made for prizes. Then, Leanne @ She Can Quilt, said that she could fit two large quilts in it, and it looked like there was still a bit of room. I was completely sold. I got the outer bag pieced today. It truly is a work in progress. I was starting to get tired and mistakes are sure to follow at that point. So, I called it a night.
UPDATE: It's complete! It's HUGE!
|Don't mind the mess!|
I toook the adviseabout the lining being 1/2 inch shorter. It was no big deal to trim it.I upcycled, I love that word, my table cloth. It was from target, and I already had it at the house. Free is awesome! I did a little 1/8 inch seam on the top drawstring part to the lining before trying to pin all three together. It turned out to be a great idea. ;)
This is the bag fully loaded. If it was a car it would have the back up camera. Haha!
However, the handles will not go over the shoulder when fully packed. I will have to make another on and adjust the strap. I'd say making it 8 inches longer would be perfect.
If you only put like a few towels or something like that. It does go on the shoulder, but it's snug.
Inside peak. There's two beach towels, 2 regular towels a twin sheet,my huge purse, and a full bag of chips.
I could probably get another towel or a change of clothes or something in there. Don't forget flip flops. If I was 20, I could fit my whole life in here. Hehehe! This is going to be a beach bag. This is the one you want. I'm a native Floridian, this is #1 tip of the year!!! I can't wait to get this thing to the beach!
|This really is huge!|
I placed my pocket and sewed it onto the exterior. This was quick and easy.
Now, this is where it got interesting. I didn't get the webbing, and that's not a big deal. I decided to just use the duck cloth. However, I had to be a little creative since my fabric width was 40" and the strap is supposed to be 43."
I cut 2 pieces duck cloth to 6" by 40". Then, I cut 2 pieces of 4"x6" coordinating fabric and 2 pieces of duck cloth with a 1/2 inch seam.
I cut the long handle in half. Then, I sewed the pieces together like above. Then, attached the other side of the handle.
I pressed the seams open.
I am going to take the handle length wise and fold it in half. Iron it for the crease.
I sewed an 1/8 inch stitch down each edge.
I lined up my handles on the first bag. Then, for the back I laid it right on top of the front piece and lined it up that way. It was easier than measuring at the bottom.
I also got my mug rug from my swap. I sent mine, and the owls are LOVED! Yay!! Then, I got my beautiful package from Leslie Bud aka Lesliecan'tstopquilting on Ipernity. She did an amazing job. I love the Alexander Henry fabric. Plus, all the goodies she sent with it were amazing. I squealed like a little girl. :P I love swaps!
Happy Sewing! Blog at ya later!
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