...feed sack towels turned beach bag...

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This project was originally posted at She Wears Flowers...one of the most wonderful blogs around...go on over and check out Tammy's amazing work...

Here's just a little something I made when I guest-posted over there a few weeks ago ...

My super-easy, super-fast, ultra-customizable beach bag!
And here's all I used to make it:
TWO feedsack towels...available anywhere (like Wal-Mart, Target) for really cheap...
regular old craft paint & stamps...
PLUS, some cotton strap material I got from JO-ANN for $1.50...and my sewing machine...

Here's what I did:

*First I laid out one of my feedsack towels, and stamped it where I thought it needed to be stamped...

I applied the paint to the stamp with a brush so that it didn't get all clumpy...

these are some Martha Stewart stamps I had...

I stamped our last name (yes, my name is Maggie Massey...don't laugh...it's not that funny...) onto the towel...and then I added some flowers & butterflies...




Here's how the front looked when it was all done...


Next, I placed this towel on top of the other one and roughly stitched around the sides & bottom of the towels...I used a zig-zag stitch in a bright pink just to spice things up a bit...


Then I took the cotton strap, pinned it to the sides of the bag & stitched it in place...I used the walking foot on my machine and a heavy duty needle...I also stitched in numerous places just to make sure the handle doesn't tear off when the bag is full...


And, done! See, I told you it was super-easy & super-quick!

Now my family has a great, personalized, super-giant beach bag to carry all of our sand toys, flip-flops, towels, whatever!


...and it holds TONS!...



9 comments

  1. Maggie ~
    That is so cute! I love your stamping on it ~
    Thank you for sharing with us!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  2. Love it! I think this is a sewing project that even I could handle!

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  3. I pinned this from the original post - and then I forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder! 2 months until I head off for Florida and will need my cute beach bag!

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  4. It has so much rustic charm, simply adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love it...I need to make a few for the kids to carry there own toys.

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  6. That's so cute! Very inspiring. (:

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  7. I always love your pictures! I understand how much work it takes to make it look great and I think you do a fab job. The bag is super cute. I even think I have some of these towels around that I could use!!

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  8. Super Cute!! Your stamping detail adds the perfect touch to this inexpensive project. I have looked at towels just like this at Walmart and wondered what I could do with them... now I know! Thanks for sharing!! AJ

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