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Thread: Results of my sewing all-nighter. A bright Beach Bag!!

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    I've been up for a few hours but I had to wait until the sun went behind a tree to shade the back deck otherwise it would have been too bright to photograph. Sure, I could have gone into the front yard where there is shade all morning but that would have meant getting dressed :)

    It's a Beach Bag!! Cool huh? The thing I love about the bag is the mesh so it doesn't hold sand, but holds "stuff". The mesh has a rubber coating on it. What a pain in the butt to sew!!

    Pattern is "The mesh of it Tote Bags - the Tote & Go" by Lyle Enerprises. Pattern has two sizes, this is the large which measures 18" x 14" x 4" - except my dimensions are slightly different (not as tall) because the mesh I bought was pre-measured and it was 1" short. It was not the easiest pattern to read, but I got it in the end.

    I made two other design modifications. The pattern didn't call for inside pockets and I think they're necessary for things like cell phones, digital camera, and room key - so I added two to the inside with Velcro closures.

    The other modification is the beading at the top. I had gone to the store to get the Velcro and it was right next to rows and rows of beading and I couldn't resist!

    Pictured is Bag #1 for me. It is pictured on the fabric and beading (shells) for Bag #2 for friends. They are getting married on the beach in Jamaica in October and we are flying out there to be with them (they got engaged on same beach last year when we were together). I am also making the "Twisted Palms" landscape quilt that you may have seen progress reports of here on QB. That project is now ready to be quilted (I have parts trapunto'd already) so I took a break from it. The bag will be the "wrapping" for the quilt which is their "real" wedding present.

    Hope you enjoy - thanks for looking.

    The whole bag
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    Close up of beading
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    Close up of inside pockets, also note the inside seams have binding. That was a VERY thick area to sew. Thanks Huskvarna!
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    Close up of gusset on bottom
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    I love the "wrapping" almost as much as the real gift:) Perfect Beach Bag!

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    I love it!!! the fabric colors/design is awesome!!

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    Beautiful bag.......love your beaded trim!

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    Really Pretty!!

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    How beautiful. It is so bright and fun

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    Love it~

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    Very pretty

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    Such a pretty bag! :)

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    you just gave me a great idea with the beading, I have the pattern made a couple,using mine for stocking stuffers this year
    Love how your's turned out

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    gorgeous!!!...

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    So cool......Beautiful!

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    Beautiful Bag :D:D:D

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    Very nice! Bet that bag for the quilt will be beautiful, too. I've never seen the mesh in white, it really brightens the bag up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    Very nice! Bet that bag for the quilt will be beautiful, too. I've never seen the mesh in white, it really brightens the bag up.
    The white was the only color they had at the store. I had happened in the LQS a while back when they had a class going to make the bag. I would have liked to take the class but it was only one they had going, so I bought the mesh and the pattern and used fabric from my stash. Had I had a choice of colors .... I probably would have chosen color instead of white :) Well, maybe one white and one color.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: and good morning :-)

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    Great, beautiful bag! And don't you love Husqvarnas? They can sew over small mountains without wobbling or skipping a stitch.

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    Love it! Fabric is gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katinkaB
    Great, beautiful bag! And don't you love Husqvarnas? They can sew over small mountains without wobbling or skipping a stitch.
    Indeed!! And I wasn't even using a walking foot! In some places (edges of binding) I was sewing through 2 pieces of mesh and 10 pieces of fabric.

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    You did good! fabulous bag!

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    Good morning! Thanks to Virtualbernie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I love the "wrapping" almost as much as the real gift:) Perfect Beach Bag!

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    Beautiful! Well worth one night's sleep in my eyes!

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    Ooooh, I love it! Very nice.

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    Love it - perefect gift "bag".

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