The Beach Bag

The Beach Bag pattern shop

Pack your holiday essentials in The Beach Bag sewing pattern. This jumbo tote has quilted details and on-trend tassels. Here’s to golden sands, sunny skies and colourful me-mades!

Learn essential bag-making skills with  this simple design and have fun as you practise – we’ll show you how! The Beach Bag has fabric-covered cord handles for durability and style.

The Beach Bag detail blog

The Beach Bag sewing pattern

Bag sewing pattern, only available with issue 44, Simply Sewing magazine


One size

You will need

  • Main fabric: 150x100cm (60x39in)
  • Lining fabric: 150x100cm (60x39in)
  • Foam interfacing: 150x72cm (60x28in)
  • Spray adhesive (optional)
  • Bag cord for handles: 11mm (1/2in) wide x 150cm (60in)
  • Magnetic bag clasp
  • Scrap of wadding, felt or interfacing
  • Yarn for tassels
  • Card for tassel-making
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

Fabric suggestions:

Use a heavy-weight, durable fabric for the bag outer. We used needlecord for the main bag and a plain cotton fabric for the lining.


  • Bag-making
  • Quilting
  • Construct fabric-covered straps
  • Try on-trend tassels


Get the pattern

Get the pattern free with issue 44 of Simply Sewing magazine in our online store.