Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Laminated Cotton = The Ideal Beach Bag

Yesterday kicked off CraftShare & our first topic, Laminated Cotton, and some helpful tips on how to easily work with it. There are so many uses for this handy fabric - especially for summertime projects.  A water resistant beach bag is one of them.  Just use your favorite tote pattern and laminated cotton inside & out for the ideal beach, pool or as an all-around diaper bag.

On my bag I used bias tape around the edges, so it would be easy to stitch the lining & outer fabric together & add a little colorful detail:

I also added a pocket before I stitched up the sides, so there'd be a place for all the little stuff:

The great thing is since it's water resistant inside & out, it's easy to brush off sand, wipe off spilled food, sunblock & all the other things that usually wreck havoc on cute summer bags.

Got some ideas on what other summer stuff laminated cotton would work well on?  Share what you've got!  Add your laminated cotton project to the CraftShare Flickr pool  or just share your ideas, questions or tips in the comments below.

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  1. This is a very cool bag! I love things like this for the beach. That fabric is great too!

  2. This would make a great diaper bag! I have so much trouble with baby juice spilling everywhere I have to wash mine every few days.
    Please link this to my linky party!
    I love it!!

  3. I love the bag and fabric. Do you know where I could get the pattern for that bag? I really like it.

  4. that bag is awesome! the fabric is so summery! I found you on seamingly smitten. I 'll be back for craftshare too!

  5. Very nice, love the colors and the ease for summer time outings/stickyness is perfect!

  6. Very nice bag. I love the choice of fabric and trims. Great job.

  7. I LOVE this! I am going to have to try that fabric out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  8. This is FABULOUS! I love it!

    I featured you here:

  9. Where did you get the laminated cotton?
    Your ideas are great.

  10. I'd love to know what pattern you used for your bag, too! I bought a yard of laminated cotton to make a beach bag with, but I haven't found a bag I liked until now! Help! :D

  11. LOVE the bag! Let me know if you plan on selling any.


  12. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring your idea on my Saturday Showcase tomorrow. Be sure to come grab a featured button!

  13. just got done sewing my first purse with laminated cotton. I've been eyeing it for a while and just now found the time to actually make something for myself!! I had a few problems you can read on my blog. I love this bag for the pool though and putting the bias around the edges would make it sooooo easy!! :) Gotta try this one out!

  14. Where can I find a pattern for this bag?
    Thank you

    1. I sell the pattern for this bag in my Etsy shop. It's a two bag size set.


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