During the week I was walking through a fabric store and some fabric jumped right out and said "make a beach bag out of me". What could I say but add it to the secret sewing list also. I did not have a pattern for the bag but a quick "google" soon answered size and a few other questions. I really made two bags - one inside the other - and just poked the belting used for the handles down between the two and stitched around the top and again about 3/4" below the first row to secure the handles well because as you know beach bags tend to get a lot of things stuffed into them. I also put one large pocket secured at the top with velco and two smaller pockets on the inside to keep car keys safe as well as sunscreen and bottles of water upright. The bottom of the bag is boxed. I was very happy with the result and the birthday girl was too.
With all this hot weather that we have been having it was a good opportunity to start FNSI early and get some fabric pre-washing done. I know that it is hard to think winter clothes but the cool weather will be here one day and I want to be ready.
The flannette is for pj pants and the others will be tops, cardigans and long pants for Miss M. My overlocker will be working overtime soon. Maybe the weather will have cooled down enough by next month's FNSI to start making the clothes.
Thanks Wendy for another fun night. Linking with Oh Scrap
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Happy sewing all