Thursday, August 6, 2015

mesh beach bag

I've been meaning to make myself a beach bag all summer long but somehow it never got to the top of my list, until now that is. We still have one week of summer break left so I totally count it as a success :).


What really held me back, I think, was that I didn't come across a beach bag I really, really wanted to make. And then, a few days back, I came across this super interesting beach bag made out of window mesh. Yes, you heard right. A bag made out of that mesh thingy that keeps bugs from coming into our houses.


And, there was a free tutorial on how to make this bag. So, of course I had to drop everything, rush to hardware store to buy me some window mesh (I bought this one and it worked great), and start making the bag.


This is such a perfect bag for a sandy beach. I followed the original tutorial and covered all the raw edges in binding and added a fabric covered bottom to help the bag hold its shape. I also added a zipper pouch pocket which I made considerably bigger than suggested as I wanted to make sure my keys, phone, and wallet fit into it.


I do love how unique this bag is. Super fun, isn't it? Who would have thought a window mesh would make such a stylish beach bag?

Good thing we have plans to go to the beach soon :).

Thanks for reading. Svetlana

13 comments:

  1. I like the design, but wouldn't it just fill up with sand using all mesh?

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  2. What kind of needle did you use Svetlana? I'm just wondering about sewing through this mesh. Thanks!

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    1. I used regular needle (80/12) and I had no problems at all.

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  3. This is a great bag, Svetlana. I saw this online somewhere only the other day too. Was the mesh easy to sew with? Ditto the question above about the needle.

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    1. Not difficult at all, my machine gave me no trouble whatsoever.

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  4. I've been sewing with screening for years - love it and love your project. And it won't fill with sand since the holes won't hold it in. I'm tempted to make one of these but will try using some vinyl as a top layer for pocket to make it water proof.

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  5. Such a clever idea, it seems like a great pool/beach bag! :)

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  6. There you go again with style and cleverness. You are the best muse ever! Just a perfect bag for the beach....I am heading there soon....and this bag will do the trick....BTW....Sand won't collect in the bottom and the wet stuff will air out.....Genius!

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