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Free Beach Bag Pattern

on May 1, 2011 in accessories, Accessories Gallery, Blog, Featured, Gallery, pattern, quilting, sewing, tutorial | 35 comments

I need a BEACH BAG!

Summer is coming up and I need a large bag to hold the towels, flip flops, sun screen, $2.00 (for 4 snow cones) and swim trunks- oh and dive rings since the kids can swim well this year.

I need a BEACH BAG! … and I thought you might too!

{{Download the PDF here.}}

Beach Bag! 12″D, 14″H, 20″L

I have drafted a fun BEACH BAG pattern for you! It is a quilted bag and is completely finished on the inside. The bag has two large pockets on each end and is super soft and machine wash/dry-able. The pattern includes a full size template for the curved bag ends and can be made from pre-quilted fabric or fabric which you’ve quilted yourself.

I opted to make my own quilted fabric using some Prints Charming, for Free Spirit, pieces I have. And I used up my last bit of pink cotton webbing for the handles.  (I had to write that because I know me, and in a month or so I’ll be going crazy looking for that pink cotton webbing that I swear I still have.)

Yeh, it IS a big bag. He’s 5 years old, and he’s IN it.

If you want to try machine quilting on a smaller scale, the bag sides and body, this is a good project for you to really try out the machine quilting. I quilted feathers, but you could certainly quilt whatever design you like- from easy meandering or straight line stitches to intricate design details to really compliment the fabrics you’ve chosen. One other thing- if you have UFO pieces or UFO/orphan blocks, those would make a GREAT bag body! The rectangle used to make the body is 38″ x 20″.

{{Download the PDF here.}}

Bound Edges

If you can bind a quilt, you can make this bag! Give it a try.

Hum… incidentally, if you follow the blog, you know I’m based in Kansas……..

Looks like I also need a BEACH!

{{Download the PDF here.}}

NOTE:  This free pattern was originally going to be a blog tutorial, but I decided to make it a downloadable pdf instead.  This pattern has all photographs where you’d normally see construction diagrams.

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    35 Comments

  1. That’s beautiful, thanks for the pattern!

    Dana

    May 2, 2011

  2. THANks Jen!

    Debbie Fick

    May 2, 2011

  3. Jen, Thanks for the free pattern. What a great bag! You are one clever gal!!

    Judith

    May 3, 2011

  4. Muchas gracias.
    Es precioso.
    saludos

    Mariasun

    May 9, 2011

  5. Hi.
    I really like your bag. And I just downloaded it. Thank you soooo much. :-)
    Have a nice day!

    Mari-ann

    May 9, 2011

  6. Thanks for this! It’s perfect. I am looking forward to whipping up one or two to have on hand for my summertime guests! ~karen

    kaholly

    May 9, 2011

  7. Thanks for sharing a cool pattern!!

    WilmaNC

    May 9, 2011

  8. Love, love, love…thank you!

    nancy

    May 9, 2011

  9. Very cute! I could use a beach bag this summer as we spend nearly every weekend at the lake. Thanks!

    Tammy

    May 9, 2011

  10. SWEET! Love it!

    Leigh

    May 9, 2011

  11. Thanks for sharing the pattern and instructions for this lovely bag! Hope to find some time to ….

    Yvonne aka sommeke

    May 9, 2011

  12. Thanks for sharing!

    Kathy

    May 10, 2011

  13. Thank you! I can’t wait to make this. We spend weekends on kayaks, and always take towels and a change of clothes ‘just in case’.

    sunny

    May 10, 2011

  14. What a great bag!! I love sewing bags, and this one is perfect. I think I will try using some of that new vinyl coated fabric for the inside??? great for throwing in wet towels etc!

  15. Hi! I love all your work! It looks like we are fellow military wives? So excited to find you on here!! We are in South Korea now. I am linking your beach bag pattern to a Summer Bag Round up over on my blog!! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Rachel

    Rachel

    May 20, 2011

  16. Thanks a lot. I was looking for one bag like this. God bless you!!

    Irene Berta

    June 23, 2011

  17. Thanks for this bag
    I speak a little english but I could it

    Janine

    July 2, 2011

  18. Thank you so much for ths bag pattern… I’m a retiree living a wonderful life in a community… We have 3 pools and a lot of my social life is spending the days with my “buddies” pooside while knitting and crocheting (in between swims).. Thank you again,
    Barbara, Middleboro, MA

    barbara johnson

    July 6, 2011

  19. Thank for the pattern, just finished making mine. I love it! I wanted to send a picture, but I don’t see where I can do this. thanks again
    Maria Buz’Zard, Prescott, AZ

    Maria Buz'Zard

    July 14, 2011

  20. Daryl made a couple of these already and showed them off to the group. I’ll have to try and get her to send pics.

    Diane Bourg

    July 21, 2011

  21. Just love this bag. Needed a gift for co-worker moving to CA but not sure if she will get it. What I really, really like about this pattern…yes it’s big but NOT DEEP. Thanks for the great pattern! Yet another bag for my purse collection. {{{SHHH don’t tell my husband>}}}

    Julie in NM

    July 26, 2011

  22. I love this bag and hope to make it but the pdf file seems to be stuck.

    Anna

    October 4, 2011

    • I would love to make this bag for a trip I’m taking next weekend but, as Anna said, the pdf file seems to be stuck. Each time I try to open it I only get one page which then refuses to let me scroll or print or anything…I have to open task manager and take down my browser to regain function. Any suggestions?

      Sally

      June 3, 2012

  23. Thanks for sharing this fabulous pattern. I’m thinking of using it for my first try at quilting.

    Pam

    October 30, 2011

  24. Very cute!! Could you email me the materials needed for this project, I cant download pdf on my phone!

    mudstang92_2010@hotmail.com

    Trisha skym

    February 19, 2012

  25. Thank you this pattern,i will try to make one soon wish you all the best.

    Carmen Russell

    February 20, 2012

  26. What a cute pattern, perfect for boating! I need to make one of these!

    Connie

    March 3, 2012

  27. I have been looking for a swim bag for ages. This is perfect. Finding it now is great – I might be able to finish before the spring! Thank you!

    Suz

    October 27, 2012

  28. What if I can’t print pattern? Can u give me the measurements for the sides & pockets?

    Sheila Watson

    April 24, 2013

  29. What a great bag! I was looking for a birthday gift for a friend and found your bag. This is perfect. Especially for someone who has received many handmade gifts from me already.
    The tutorial is easy to follow. Results are super!
    I think I will have to make one for myself!

    Linda

    July 27, 2013

  30. thankyou very much for your bag pattern.

    aysha mafra

    August 29, 2013

  31. Great pattern. Bag is large enough for my aquasize floatation belt, a pair of hand weights, swim shoes, towel and swim suit. Easy to make, just a little patience needed binding the end panels to the bag.

    Pam

    November 4, 2013

  32. My computer can’t read this for some reason and I have to go to task manager to shut down. It hangs everything up. I noticed someone else had this problem too.

    Nina

    January 22, 2014

  33. I am going to make this into a yoga mat bag. I am going to make it 27 inches wide instead to fit a yoga mat. I’ll let you know how it turns out! Thanks.

    yoga with gaileee

    Gaileee

    March 18, 2014

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