Now that the weather is getting warmer, beach bags are becoming that much more important. Given this, I thought it could be a fun idea to teach you guys how to sew a DIY beach bag from some rugs.
Make a DIY Beach Bag From Dollar Store Products
Tools and materials:
- Rag rugs (one or two)
- Cloth belt
Create the body
Lay your rugs flat and cut off any tags. Once that’s done, line up your rugs and pin them together (if you’re going for a smaller bag, take one rug and fold it in half). Now, sew the two rugs (or one rug) together, right sides together, by hand sewing the sides and cut off the sides with any excess fabric or detailing when you’re done.
Sew the corners
Stitch a diagonal line across each bottom corner (reference the image above) to keep the corners folded in. To keep this secure, make sure you go over it twice.
Attach your straps
Take your clock belt and trim off the metal piece on the edge. Next, cut the belt in half so that you’re left with two separate straps. Hand sew the straps in place (making sure that your thread matches the color of your bag to keep from the stitching showing). Repeat on the other side to finish.
For the final step, pack your bag with your favorite book, snack, and bathing suit and head to the beach!
- Rag rug
- Clock belt
Glenda Simpson on May 07, 2021
I have done a lot of sewing in the past but not much lately. I have no idea what a clock belt is. Could you tell me?
Nancollards 5 days ago
Thanks for such an easy peasy idea. As I was saying to Glenda, it's funny how we've always been attracted to these rugs, even guys! It must be our collective Bohemian spirit. I'm thinking a lot of us love your idea because we now have a place for them in our lives again! Love the small one too, thanks again.