Let the kids carry their own towels to the beach or pool this Summer. You can turn ordinary towels into a beach towel backpack with this easy sewing tutorial. All you need is 30 minutes, 1 regular towel, 1 matching hand towel, and some cotton webbing or other ribbon. A great Summer craft to help free up your hands this Summer :). Literally.
Beach Towel Backpack DIY.
*This post first appeared on Craftaholics Anonymous 3 years ago, when I was a part of the CA Team. Today, we are bringing it home where it belongs.
- Regular towel
- Hand towel
- Cotton Twill
- Basic Sewing Essentials
Step One – Cut cotton webbing into 2- 10″ pieces. Lay each piece along the right side of the hand towel. Pin and sew along each out edge where the dots are.
Step Two – Fold towel in half, wrong sides together, matching up the top and bottom edges. Sew along outer sides. NOTE: Do not sew top!
Step Three – Take your new towel tote and place the top outer edges along the wrong side of one edge of your towel.
Step Four – Folding down the 1″ lip on the outer edge, sew the other top edge of the tote to the towel.
How to fold your beach towel backpack:
- Fold in the towel sides.
- Fold up the bottom.
- Stuff inside.
And you are done!
By using two towels you don’t need to deal with hemming, or the very messy clean up that towel sewing usually creates because you aren’t doing any cutting of that material. It’s perfect!
Now, time to lather on that sunscreen and head on out to the beach!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…