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How To DIY A Seashell Collecting Bag

Summer is still going strong, and it’s not too late to hit up the beach for some solid sand and relaxation. Let your kids explore the beach and gather trinkets with this cute seashell collecting bag. 

In this easy sewing tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a DIY seashell collecting bag using our VELCRO® Brand Sleek & Thin™ Stick On Fasteners

Perfect for all your beach adventures, this DIY seashell collecting bag can be washed and reused time after time. So what are you waiting for? Let’s craft and collect some shells! 

How To Make A Seashell Collecting Bag 

What You’ll Need: 

Seashell Collecting Bag materials

1. To start, iron or sew the interfacing to the fabric. This will be used for the top of the bag later. Next, cut your fabric. 

Seashell Collecting Bag step 1

Top of The Bag 

2. To create the top of the bag, iron a ¼” inseam lengthwise to the fabric. 

Seashell Collecting Bag step 2

3. To create the handles, place one piece of fabric facedown and sandwich the ribbon ends between the second piece of fabric. You’ll want to leave a 1″ overlap. Pin, or clip in place and topstitch a 1/8″ inseam.  

Seashell Collecting Bag step 3a
Seashell Collecting Bag step 3b

Repeat this step for the other side of the bag. 

Seashell Collecting Bag step 3c

Bottom of The Bag 

4. Layer the mesh fabric pieces on top of each other. Next, tuck one end between the top of the bag’s cloth layers and overlap 1″. Pin or clip in place and topstitch an 1/8″ inseam. 

Seashell Collecting Bag step 4

Repeat this step for the other side of the bag. 

5. Next, fold the bag in half, pin or clip in place and sew the sides of the bag with a ½” inseam.  

Seashell Collecting Bag step 5

6. Turn the bag out and attach a 4″ piece of VELCRO® Brand Sleek & Thin™ Fasteners to the inside of the bag. 

Seashell Collecting Bag step 6
Seashell Collecting Bag step 6b

And that’s it! Head to the beach and gather some treasures! 

Seashell Collecting Bag step 7

Try this craft tutorial for yourself and pick up a pack of VELCRO® Brand Sleek & Thin™ Fasteners. And for other easy projects, stay on our blog! 

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