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I enjoy giving a new life to items that have outlived their usefulness; such as feedbags and coffee bags upcycled into totes; make broom handles into looms then weave rags into rugs. I volunteer at ...

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Beach Bag Carryall 10 page tutorial

from Maggie's Corner Original Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Beach Bag Carryall  10 page tutorial
Beach Bag Carryall  10 page tutorial Beach Bag Blue

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills on basic sewing machine

Pattern Description:

This basic sewing project tutorial is a 10 page tutorial that has many pictures with text instructions. The tutorial also includes detailed processing instructions for the recycled feed bags. Pictures in this tutorial are of the actual making of the tote by Maggie. The multiple pictures and text on each page explains in great detail how to make this useful durable tote.

This big beach tote is about 18" x 18" x 26" finished dimensions. It is made from plastic woven feed bags. Outside it makes a great carryall for going to the beach, or by the pool to toss all the kids or pets wet toys into. It can also be used for raked up leaves to carry to the compost pile. A couple years ago I donated two for our county Cooperative Extension children's demonstration garden to grow potatoes in. Keep in mind if left in direct sunlight for long periods the graphic film will delaminate from woven inside layer of feed bag. Inside uses are for storage of Christmas decorations in the attic, or storage of bed quilts; hang tote from a hook by the handle or stack on top of one another in a closet.

You can contact me with questions, and custom pattern orders are welcomed,

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18" x 18" x 26"


  • Three 50 pound feed bags

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread to match or contrast with the feed bag of your choice ( I use quilting thread that is 100% mercerized cotton) Jean material or other cotton material for handle core