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Champlain Beach Bag Sewing Pattern Level of Difficulty: Easy Digital Download
This roomy bag is easy to make and has a lot of great features:
reinforced bottom so the bag sits flat,
six outside pockets,
cinched top so you can overstuff it with towels and swimsuits,
when not in use, the cinched top opens up and sits nicely inside the bag and folds up nicely
all the seams are finished with bias twill tape so there are no unfinished edges showing.
Shell: We used outdoor fabric for the shell because it is readily available in fabric stores. It resists sun damage and comes in gorgeous colors. If you are unfamiliar with this fabric, it is used to make outdoor cushions.
Lining: We used ripstop nylon for the lining. It is water-friendly, light-weight and comes in lots of colors.
Level of Difficulty
We rate this pattern easy. It takes longer than three hours to make because it requires installing eyelets and bias tape.