Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beach Towel Tote Tutorial

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I've got another beach towel project for you! When I purchased that fabulous zebra beach towel (for cheap) to transform into hand towels, I also bought a few more to create with! I knew that I wanted to come up with some colorful and fun tote bags for the beach and pool this summer!


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Thanks to Target these towels were $2.50 and I selected a few different bright colors and patterns.


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I started by cutting wide strips of towels.
fyi- cutting up towels can me messy! Don't wear your favorite block yoga pants unless you are ok with getting tons of towel fibers all over them!


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I picked blues and greens to pair together and laid them out in the size that I wanted- a front and back for the tote- roughly 11" X 20".


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I sewed the strips together.


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I used an extra piece of towel for the lining


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and for the strips that were sewn into handles.


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I sewed the handles on and then sewed the sides and bottom together


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The result is a SUPER cute and TOTALLY functional beach bag!


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Since I can never make just one of anything I made another bag but for this one I used squares sewn together!


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25 comments:

  1. Fantastic Alisa! I notice some great beach towels at Wal-mart too! Great project!

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  2. Can you say "A-DORE-ABLE!" You are SOOOO creative Alisa! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  3. Another fantastic post. : )

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  4. Super clever of you my dear. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  5. Gorgeous - not sure if we can get beach towels for that sort of price over here - but think I'll start looking now!

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  6. many thanks !!! I love this project

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  7. whyducks3:34 AM

    Love it, looking out for cheap towls now.

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  8. great idea now all we need is nice weather again

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  9. This is great - at last a deep beach bag that can cope with rolled towels without them falling out of the top... well designed.

    BTW- hope you don't mind but I'm holding a giveaway and I'd like to invite you and your readers to join in. I've just passed 100 posts and I'm offering one of my Pondlife + Plankton appliqued pencil rolls... it's over at

    http://amoebahandmade.blogspot.com/2010/05/thats-my-pic-just-there-and-my-first.html

    Emma x

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  10. those are totally awesome! what a great idea. :-)

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  11. Totally awesome! I've been thinking about using our old bath towels and quilting a beach blanket with them - this works for towels too! Thanks for the great idea!

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  12. I love the deep bag! Thanks so much Alisa, I'll be linking.

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  13. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. What a great and useful idea. I am so going to try this!

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  15. These are so pretty!

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  16. I love it! I'm definitely trying this!

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  17. What a fun idea! Craft just posted about using you beach towel tote and my beach towel dress together. how fun! Happy to find you :)
    - dana
    www.dana-made-it.com

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  18. I love it!!
    Now I follow this blog!
    Laura from Italy http://chebirba.blogspot.com

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  19. This is a great idea.Very stylish!

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  20. What a fantastic idea...alas...it is hard to find such bright coloured and prints such as yours here..mostly plain muted coloured or stripes

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  21. Very nice!
    Thanks for putting this fun tutorial together.
    I have featured it in a post I posted today about great gift tutorials for women and girls.
    You can see it here....
    http://allysonadeney.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/17-handmade-gifts-for-women-and-older-girls-with-tutorials/
    ...if you like.
    I am looking forward to making a few of these!
    Ally of harrysdesk.

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  22. FinaLLLLLy I know what to do with our big collection of beachtowels we gathered over the years. Thank you from Lake Constance, Germany... @lex

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  23. Beach totes - Ella Vickers Sailcloth Collection (EVSC) is a selection of Recycled Sail Bags, Sailcloth totes, Sailing, Tote bags, Seabags, Duffel, Beach totes.

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