Summer of Sewing Project 2: Towel Totes for the Beach

Monday, May 28, 2012

I am sooo excited to share my second sewing project from my Summer of Sewing Ideas. Also, Click Here to see my Summer of Sewing Project one, the Hand Towel Toiletries Tote.

This time I've made his and hers towel totes for our vacation we are getting ready to take. 

I made these out of $5 bath towels I picked up at a Family Dollar store. There are 5 towels between the two totes.

His towel tote

Her towel tote. 

(To save space the pillows in this picture are folded down once. The towel is actually a pillow length longer.)

My inspiration for this project came from Stella Rutherford at The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse. This is her towel tote bag. 

I found this fantastic project on Pinterest and have had it pinned for months now. I'm super happy I made these in time to take to Ohio. 

To make these I followed Stella's basic tutorial from the link above with only a few changes. I chose not to add the bunting around the sides. Also, I made the pockets out of towel material instead of a linen like hers. Lastly I used two different kinds on Velcro, one strip on the pink towel and three dots on the blue. 

I tried to take pictures while I made these but with only two hands, big towels, and a point and shoot nothing I shot came out very good. I'm starting a toddler version made from hand towels tomorrow morning. That post will include a tutorial on how to make these awesome towel totes for the beach.

Until then I hope you like my second sewing project :) Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love how these turned out! I just bought some towels to make my kids some towel totes too. I had a little bit of a different idea in mind, but now that I've seen yours, I love them!!! Hmmm now I'll have to really think about it... :)

  2. wow, those are soo cool! I wish I was crafty! Great job! I hope you have a happy Tuesday

  3. SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that you also made pillows!!! This is really amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  4. This is adorable and totally practical! Love the little pockets! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! ;)

  5. I'm stopping by to let you know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Go to this link to find out what you need to do:

    XoXo :)

    -Jade Sierra-

  6. What a fun idea!!! Those are so cute! So creative. Thanks so much for entering this into the Project Pinterest Challenge! Best of luck to you!

  7. I love these! Isn't Pinterst the best place for getting ispired? Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!


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