Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Swimming/Beach Bag

Have you ever tried to find a nice swimming or beach bag that is reasonably waterproof? One that you can chuck the wet swimmers and towel into after swimming lessons or the beach and not have whole bag go soggy ! I've been looking around Brisbane for something along these lines but all I could find were the ugly vinyl ones.

So on popped the light bulb in my head.... Why don't I try making one!! Now, as usual it's not as easy as I first thought but I'm plugging away at it! I couldn't find a pattern for the bag I wanted, let alone one that was plastic covered, so I've had to combine a couple of different patterns and also adjust them to my liking - not an easy task.

I quite like sewing with the plastic, although it can get a little stuck on the sewing machine if you don't hold it the right way and of course it sticks to itself like a velcro !

Anyway, I quite like how it's turning out so far (I've got two on the go - both with Amy Butler fabric) but I just need to find a way to finish it off - and that's not proving easy... Here's my progress so far.. (the blue one isn't as far along but I like it better as it's a bigger and better style than the first)

I'll keep you updated on my progress.


Little Mary Moo said...

I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I already like what you've done. Those wet swmimmers are always hard to deal with. You may have found your self a nice little niche.

sophie said...

These are so pretty! Well done.

edward and lilly said...

That's cute, and so practical! Thanks for the heads up about my bird on etsy front page :)

Bee Square Fabrics said...

What kind of plastic did you use to surround the fabric? Is there plastic on both sides of it too?

I love seeing the swimming pics, it reminds me that summer isn't too far away on my side of the world and I'll be able to warm up soon!