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Last week I was back in New Hampshire in time for my mother’s birthday and I brought with me something I made several weeks ago. My mother loves going to the beach and so what better than an over-sized beach bag to take along?
This bag is huge (20″ wide, 17″ tall) which is perfect for the beach. It is fully lined and even has a little zippered pocket in which to put a cell phone or some dollar bills.
The pattern is from Pink Sand Beach Designs and it is pretty easy…although I did break two (yes TWO) needles stitching this bag because of bulky seams. I used the wonderful new Lucy’s Crab Shack collection by Sweetwater. I love the tiny flags, bathing suits hung on a line and names of beaches all over the United States. I made one adaptation to the pattern – I used fabric for the straps instead of webbing because I wanted to use that word fabric!
My mom was thrilled with her new bag and I hope she’ll think of me when she gets a chance to stretch out on the beach some day!
Happy Birthday, Mom!