Sunday, March 24, 2013

2013 Something Sunday 12: Beach Bag

This week I finally got around to making a bag that has been on my "to make" list for over 4 months. I saw this tutorial, and it gave me the kick in the butt inspiration I needed to get sewing (sometimes Pintrest really does help me get things done)!

It ended up being much bigger then I expected. I was hoping to make a laptop sized tote bag, and instead I ended up with a large beach bag. (I should have known given the dimensions, but I just couldn't envision the volume it would hold). I'm still considering altering it to be slightly smaller, but knowing me, it will stay as it is!

I added little velcro pieces onto the sides of the bag, as a way to try and make the bag smaller without actually unpicking or re-sewing anything. It does kind of work, but I probably should have used white velcro.

The bag has a pocket on one of the outer sides, along with two inner pockets. It also has a hard base to help it keep its shape. I used cardboard for the base, but I would recommend using strong interfacing on the lining and the outer fabric, I think interfacing would work without adding so much rigidity to the bag.

And to give you a better idea of the size, here a is a quick mirror picture of me with the bag. See.... it's pretty big!

To find out what the 'Something' project is all about click here
To see the previous 'Something's' click here