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Beach Fun

Summer officially began last week and next week is the 4th of July, which I always thought meant that the summer was half over.  Now isn’t that confusing?  Anyway, it’s the time of the year when a lot of people hit the beach.  Here in NE Ohio we have Lake Erie close by, but who knows what is swimming in there.  Anyway, I digress.

I thought today I would feature some of the beach bags I make with embroidered mesh inserts.  These bags came out of my head as usual a few years ago and I have made them in various sizes and shapes.  The fabric used in this set are made from fabric I “bought” from a friend at our recent yard sale.  Funny, she doesn’t even sew and had over 3 yards of this cute alligator print from Alexander Henry.

The center panel is stitched on a plastic mesh that I embroider on with my embroidery machine.  People are always amazed when they see me sewing on the mesh.  The colored mesh can be bought online at various websites.  If you want just black mesh you can go to your local hardware store and ask for Pet Mesh.  The black is cheaper than the colors.  Just remember the guy at the hardware store deals in feet, not yards.  I’ve been down that road before!

Enjoy your beach time!