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Sew a bag for your next trip to the beach with this collection of over twenty free beach bag patterns and tutorials gathered from all over the web. (Please scroll down the page for the free patterns.)
And because a beach bag often consists of simple shapes and is quick to make, it can be an ideal first project for a beginner just learning how to sew.
And instead of using a traditional canvas fabric for your bag, you may want to try a plastic mesh which, in addition to being waterproof, will also let air circulate (and allow any wet items to dry), and will have the advantage of being see-through (to help you more easily find your items).
And because your beach bag will likely be subject to lots of stress, be sure to reinforce your seams (by stitching a second seam on top of the first seam), especially where the handles attach to the bag.
And if you don't see the exact beach bag design you're looking for on this page, try Tote Bag Patterns where you'll find an additional 200+ free tote bag patterns and tutorials.
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