I knew I wanted to make a beach bag, so I did a little research and stumbled upon the perfect pattern. I even had some stripy IKEA fabric with which to make it!
I love all things navy and white; the nautical look is one I adore!
I even added a gold anchor button to the pocket.
As for those chunky rope handles, I had fun and games trying to figure out how they were going to stay on the fabric. I ended up dismantling the end of the rope which had a funny little wooden acorn thingy at the bottom. I then sewed the loop (which dangled from the bottom of the tie-back) onto some fabric over and over. It wasn't going anywhere, I can tell you!
Only then did I sew this fabric into a pocket which was attached to the bag.
You'd be surprised how much weight those handles can now take! Mind you, towels and sun cream don't weigh that much, do they?!