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Best Summer Beach Towel Hack - DIY

This is probably going to be the BEST DIY HACK I have seen/done all Summer! Look at this easy-to-sew project that you are definitely going to want to make before Friday!
You know the drill by now...

Supplies Needed:

2 beach towels (that are the same)
Polyester fiberfill

Tools Needed:

Sewing machine
1. Lay out one towel, and then place the second one perpendicular to the first, lining up one edge.
2. Cut the second towel, making a rectangle that, folded over, will form your pillow.
3. Fold this rectangle in half, sew three sides and part of the fourth, leaving a hole to fill with pillow stuffing.
4. Add polyester fiberfill to the pillow, then sew the open edge.
5. Cut two strips of fabric for your straps. Adjust the size to the length you prefer, just remember you will lose about an inch on each end where it attaches to the towel.
6. Fold your strips in half lengthwise with the right side facing in, and sew along the long edge.
7. Flip the strap right-side out so the pattern is on the outside.
8. Pin the pillow to the unaltered towel, and sew it in place.
9. Roll the towel around the pillow. If it’s long, fold it in half.
10. Pin the straps and Velcro on the appropriate parts of the towel (so that it functions like a bag).
11. Cut out a rectangle of fabric to create a pocket on the side of the “bag,” making sure to iron down the edges to create a hem.
12. Sew the side that will be the top of the pocket.
13. Pin your pocket to the towel while it’s still wrapped up and in its bag form.
14. Now that everything is pinned in place, unroll the towel and sew all of the pieces to secure them to the towel.
Fold the rectangle you just created in half, sew three sides and a little bit of the fourth, leaving a hole to fill with pillow stuffing. Add polyester fiberfill to the pillow, and then sew the open edge. Pillow complete!
Next, cut two strips of fabric for your straps. Adjust the size to the length you prefer by laying them over your shoulder. Remember you will lose about an inch on each end where it attaches to the towel. Now fold your strips in half lengthwise with the right side facing in, and sew along the long edge.
Flip the straps right-side out so the pattern is on the outside. You might want to iron your straps at this point. Flipping them right side out can create some wrinkles.
Now it’s time to construct your towel. Attach the pillow to your unaltered towel with pins, and then sew it in place.
Next, we’ll add all of the pieces to make it a functional bag. Roll the towel around the pillow. If it’s long like ours, fold it in half. Pin the straps and Velcro on the appropriate parts of the towel.
All great bags have pockets, so we’re making one to carry sunscreen, sunnies and poolside beverages. Cut out a rectangle of fabric to create your pocket on the side of the “bag,” making sure to iron down the edges to create a hem. Sew the side that will be the top of the pocket. Pin your pocket to the towel while it’s still wrapped up and in its bag form.
Now that everything is pinned in place, unroll the towel and sew all of the pieces to secure them to the towel.
You are FINISHED! Now all you need is a place to go, like a lake or a beach or a water park or even your backyard! Click here to see more summer tips and tricks and projects!
YES! This is awesome. Gone are the days when my head is super uncomfortable at the beach, because there's nothing to rest it on other than lumpy pebbly sand!!
This is one of the more involved DIY projects I have shared. But it was sooo cool I just had to share it. I wish we had amazing beaches here.
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