A few months ago a got a new mattress. I had nicknamed my old mattress "the crater". It was time for a new one. I got a memory foam mattress. Its the best thing that I've ever bought. I got a full size for $250 on Overstock. Such a great deal.
Ok Anyway, It came rolled and wrapped in this woven plastic wrapper (you cut it and it goes "poof" and it expands :P ). Being the "craft-a-holic" that I am. I thought "hmmm what can I make out of this??" So I saved it.
and I made this:
Read on to see the tutorial. ( you can use this tutorial to make a beach bag out of any material.)
Here is the plastic stuff that I used as my material.
First I cut out one long rectangle and folded it in half. The half should be the size of your beach bag.
Now cut a piece of ribbon (on hand)and sew it along the top for cute-ness.
(If you are using fabric you may want to hem it. )
I used a contrasting color thread because I'm fancy like that.
Now sew up all three sides leaving the top open.
Now you are going to pin the bottom corners, Like this. (a pictures worth a thousand words)
Here is a side view:
Now sew across the corners. This is going to give your bag a bottom.
Trim off the extra.
Now make some handles out of fun fabric and stitch those on there.
Using the same fabric I cut out parts of the fabric that I like. I hot glued them onto the bag since it is plastic. If you have a fabric bag you can sew it or use the iron fusing stuff
Here is the back
See how fashionable I am? ;)
Oooo, the other side!