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Sew your own Beach Umbrella Carry Bag: a sewing tutorial

Sew your own Beach Umbrella Carry Bag: a free sewing tutorial

I just love the beach. I grew up about a block away from the Atlantic Ocean but I started really loving long days at the beach after moving to Naples. I’m now totally spoiled, living near the Amalfi and Sorrentine Coasts, the islands in the Gulf of Naples (the most famous- though not my favorite- of which is Capri), and the stunning Cilento area. And last summer we spent three weeks in Sardinia, touring the most breathtaking beaches I’d ever seen. Every beach we visit, we’re always accompanied by our trusty yellow beach umbrella.

Sew your own Beach Umbrella Carry Bag: a free sewing tutorial

Sometimes we have to climb up and down steep hills or walk relatively long distances to get to these amazing places. Alas, last summer while hiking 45 minutes to a gorgeous hidden beach on Asinara Island in Sardinia, packed up with backpacks, bags, lunch, insulated bag, and Nicky in the child-carrying backpack, our umbrella’s plastic carry bag tore completely apart, making it totally useless. We did the best we could wrapping string around it to try to keep everything together, but it was clear that we’d be needing a new carry bag, and soon!!

Sew your own Beach Umbrella Carry Bag: a free sewing tutorial

I thought it out in my head, drew a little sketch, did a few calculations and figured out a pretty easy way to make a sturdy carry bag with a convenient shoulder strap. And I love it! It’s not only infinitely cooler looking than the original one, the strap is also much more comfortable than the original thin plastic one.

Sew your own Beach Umbrella Carry Bag: a free sewing tutorial

It’s been great so far this year! Just swing it over your shoulder and make your way all the way down to that fabulous secluded spot way at the end of the beach!

Want to bring your umbrella to the beach comfortably and in style? Well, then whip up one of these guys and you’ll never have an excuse to not bring your umbrella to the beach! Read more

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