A beach bag was already on the to do list, I even had a pattern ready to go. I also had some very bright Ikea fabric that was perfect.
When I cut out the original pattern, I knew it wouldn't be big enough for four towels, sunscreen, hats and all the other bits and pieces we take to the beach. So I decided to save it for a new nappy bag. Through someone on the sew along I found this tutorial on Elle Apparel which was perfect. And here it is!
I added a zippered pouch inside for my keys and wallet, which turned out better than I thought, especially given I just made it up as I went along. Feeling a bit special about that part!
Now I have to admit that this is one very bright bag! In fact, it will be a perfect marker for when we're swimming - we'll never drift down the beach and wonder where our gear is, we won't be able to miss it!