Beach Bags

Beach Bags

Thanks to my Aunt Martha Harpole for this fun summer craft idea! (she said she got the idea from familyfun.com). This past weekend, Aunt Martha hosted a tea party with some young girls she knows. She said they had a blast making beach bags together.

Scissors
Hand towel
Washcloth
Pins
Button or snap, optional
Embroidery needle and thread (or a sewing machine)
1 yard of 1/2-inch-thick nylon rope (available at hardware stores)

1. Clip any fringed edges off the hand towel, then fold it in half. For a pocket, position and pin the folded washcloth on one side of the bag. Unfold the bag and sew on the pocket. If you like, you can attach a button or snap at the top of the pocket to keep it from hanging open.

2. Fold the bag in half again. Stitch together the sides of the bag, either by hand or on a machine.

3. Using the scissors, carefully poke a hole through both sides of each top corner of the bag. Thread one end of the handle into each hole, then knot the ends of the rope to secure.

4. Fold the bag in half again. Stitch together the sides of the bag, either by hand or on a machine.
Time needed: Under 1 Hour