Make a DIY Beach Bag From Dollar Store Products

5 materials
30 Minutes

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.

Tools and materials:

  • Rag rugs (one or two)
  • Cloth belt
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
diy beach bag, Make a DIY beach bag
Make a DIY beach bag

diy beach bag, How to make a DIY beach bag
How to make a DIY beach bag

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. 

diy beach bag, Sew a DIY beach bag
Sew a DIY beach bag

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. 

diy beach bag, How to sew a DIY beach bag
How to sew a DIY beach bag

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. 

diy beach bag, Easy DIY beach bag
Easy DIY beach bag

For the final step, pack your bag with your favorite book, snack, and bathing suit and head to the beach! 

Suggested materials:

  • Rag rug
  • Clock belt
  • Needle
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