The tutorial I referred to was the Oil Cloth Beach Bag
Also here is another similar Beach Bag tutorial
Was the tutorial easy to follow?
It was very easy to follow I just printed it out and followed the instructions. My bag didn't have as high pockets on one side as in the tutorial, I ran out of fabric. I also made my straps thinner because I ran out of white fabric as well.
When the beach bag was finished it was a perfect size for the beach. Though my pockets were not perfect I accidentally cut one side of the pockets too short (I think I was half asleep!). But I sewed the two pieces of fabric together to make do.
Would I make this again?
Yes I would and what I really like is my bag is waterproof and it does makes the hassle of sewing oil cloth worthwhile.
What I'd Change:
Next time I will make the pockets a bit deeper.
Changes I did Make:
I put a zipped pouch, attached by a strap to the side seams for make-up etc. I also attached a ring to a strap inside so you can clip your keys onto it.
|The oil cloth and tutorial print-out|
|Joining the straps together....|
Just like making bias
|Making the thin straps...clips to hold|
|I'm totally getting the evil eye...|
|Placing the straps ready to sew...|
A bit tricky as I was trying not to