When I made the Snoopy beach bag I wasn't sure whether to make some nice pockets in it or to make a bag to go inside. When I put stuff in the pockets of my bags, they normally end up lost in there for months and it can be impossible to rummage through so, I decided to make a bag that I could simply clip to the inside so it is safer but can be removed to find things easily.
The size was dictated by what Bosal interfacing was left over. It meant that a standard 18” x 58” pack was exactly enough to make the large beach bag and this smaller pouch.
After making it, although I love the fabric, I felt like it needed something else, so I dusted off my Cricut and got some sparkly vinyl out to pimp it up a bit. It was exactly what it needed.
YOU WILL NEED
Cut out your fabric.
In the green and the blue cut out 2 of each 12” x 8.5” (width x height). Then cut out a 2” square in the bottom corners. Keep two of the green squares.
In Interlining cut 2 12” x 8.5” with 2" squares cut out of the bottom corners.
In green cut one 2.5” x 8.5”.
2. Fuse the interlining to the wrong side of the outside fabric.
3. With the 2" squares, press them in half and then press a small hem. Wrap them around the end of the zips and top stitch them in place.
4. Sandwich the zip between the front and lining pieces on each side of the zip. Use a zipper foot to sew it.
When you open it out, it will look like this from the lining. Give it a press.
5. With the smaller strip of fabric. Fold it in half length ways and sew down the long edge. Trim, turn it out and press with the seam down the centre. Press one edge in on itself, press and top stitch it closed.
6.Open the bag out so the right sides are together. Pin and sew the edges of the front and lining together with the raw edge of the strap inside the side seam, close to the zip..
7. Sew the bottom edges together but leave an opening in the lining. On both the lining and the front, bring the side and bottom hem together to create a box shaped bottom. Pin and sew. Backstitch at the start and end.
8. Pull your pouch through the hole you left in the lining. Sew the opening with a slip stitch or use your sewing machine like I have (it will be hidden inside after all).
9. On the Strap add a pair of KAM snaps so that they create a loop when they are snapped together. This will allow you to hook it onto your bag.
Here is your bag so far. You could stop there but I felt like it needed something more.
10. I used my Cricut to cut out the word Sunshine in some pink glitter vinyl. I get my vinyl from a lovely little place called The Crafty Cutter. I think it finishes it off perfectly! If you don't have a Cricut or similar, there are plenty of little businesses that you can buy these transfers from.
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