It’s not quite summer yet but I had this mesh left over from another project and decided to make a fun little mesh beach bag. This is a great little bag to carry your towel and other beachy items with you. The mesh allows your stuff to breathe and lets sand flow through easily. This is a fun beginner sewing project to make and great for the summer months. If you would like to check out my other beach towel tote click here.
I purchased all of the components of this bag at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Amazon Fabrics or onlineabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your beach bag. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
What you will need: How to Make a Mesh Beach Bag
Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics
Cut two 12″ long x 18″ wide pieces of main fabric and cut two 6″ long x 18″ wide pieces of mesh.
Step 2: Stitch the Mesh to the Main Fabric
Take a piece of mesh and place it on the right side of a piece of main fabric on the bottom. Stitch the mesh to the main fabric using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Open the piece and press the mesh seam toward the fabric. Topstitch again along the seam to reinforce. Repeat for the other main fabric and mesh.
Step 3: Add the Straps
Cut the 2 5/8 yd of strapping in half. Measure in 3″ from the long edge and pin the strapping on each side. Do this for both pieces. Stitch the strapping to the fabrics on both sides stopping 1 1/2″ from the top of the bag.
Step 4: Stitch the Two Sides Together
Place the two pieces right sides together making sure that the mesh seams on both pieces are aligned, Stitch along the sides and bottom using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Step 5: Hem the Top of the Bag
Fold the top of the bag down by 1/2″ and then by another 1/2″. Stitch all the way around making sure not to Cath the strapping. You have now finished your mesh beach bag. Fill and enjoy.