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Leave the sand at the beach where it belongs with this beach bag made using window screen.
Oh the joys of summer! There's really nothing that I don't love about summer...except maybe when we get snakes in the pool! I love the Georgia heat, and yes, even the humidity. I love, love, love the beach. I don't particularly care for the sand I often bring home in my beach bag. But, I have the perfect solution! I started making beach bags years ago using window screen. Just give it a little shake and the sand falls right through the holes in the screen. And, they are easy and inexpensive to make.

Posted by Virginia B. from Fayetteville, Georgia, United States • Published See Virginia B.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a tote bag. The Best Beach Bag Ever - Step 1
    Step 1

    I rolled out the screen, measured and cut the screen at 16".
    The screen is 36" wide, so when I fold the screen in half, I have a bag that will be 18" high by 16" wide.
    Using those measurements, I can make 5 bags from one roll of screen.

  • How to make a tote bag. The Best Beach Bag Ever - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure enough ribbon to fit just a little longer than the 2 top pieces of your bag.
    Fold the ribbon in half along the 2 top pieces of the bag and pin it in place.

  • How to make a tote bag. The Best Beach Bag Ever - Step 3
    Step 3

    With matching thread, stitch the ribbon in place. Cut off excess ribbon.

  • How to make a tote bag. The Best Beach Bag Ever - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure the amount of ribbon you'd like for the sides and the handle of your bag. This will be one long piece of ribbon. Make it a little longer than you need...you can always cut it shorter when you get to the end.

  • How to make a tote bag. The Best Beach Bag Ever - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the end of the ribbon under so that you have a finished edge at the bottom of the bag.
    Fold the ribbon in half on one side of the bag, pin in place, & stitch. Repeat for the opposite side of the bag.

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