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Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Screen Beach Bag

Sew a Screen Beach Bag

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This beach bag breathes and can be seen through, so towels won't mold as fast if you forget to empty the beach bag when you get home.
You may even want to experiment with changing the size to have a see through bag to get through airport security a little faster.

Materials:
  • Fiberglass screen -- a 36" by 24" piece. This screening is available at places like hardware stores or lumber and home improvement centers.
  • Thread* to match the screen
  • 3to 4 yards of 1 1/2" wide (or wider) nylon webbing for the strap. The bag shown used 4 yards so the bag can be go over the neck or will hang low when slung over a shoulder.
  • Thread* to match the strap (In the strap shown, clear nylon thread was used to blend with both edges of the strap with thread to match the screen in the bobbin.)
  • Optional - Embroidery or patches of your choice. See more on embroidering on fiberglass screen at Perfect Little Stitches
*Note: Quality thread is advised as inferior thread tends to shred and unravel, getting stuck in the machine while sewing screen. (Is There a Difference in Thread? You be the judge!
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