This isn't a new idea - I've seen it done a lot of different ways,
but this is the way I did it and I'm sharing it with you.
When we go to the pool or beach we take a lot of stuff.
I never want to use any of my nice bags because I don't
want them to get wet or sandy or messy.
So I thought making a bag out of a towel would be the perfect solution,
because then I could throw it into the washing machine.
I also wanted it to be big enough to carry the kick boards
and other swim toys.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1 large towel
STEP ONETake your large towel and fold it over itself to form a bag shape.
Cut down your bag to the size you'd like it to be.
I was making the bag for my kids, so I didn't want it so big
that it was dragging the ground.
Sew around three of the sides - leaving the top open for the bag.
Take the pieces you cut from the short sides of the towel
and lay them into two sets - right sides together - pin one edge -
Fold the long strip over like a hot dog bun - right sides together -
and pin the open edge.
Pin the right sides of the straps to the inside/wrong side of your bag.
I pinned mine 2" in from each side and then sewed it on
in the pattern below for strength.
And there you have your Beach Towel Tote!
If you'd like to see how I made the awesome Surfer's Ponchos -
then be sure to click over to my Hooded Surfer Poncho tutorial!