I got fed up with transparent PVC bags that show the world what you take with you when swimming (and mine still had the Tweenies on - the boys wouldn't use it anymore!).  This bag comes out of less than 1/2m (or 1/2 yard) of oilcloth/PVC coated cotton.

On the inside there is a pocket for your watch and other small items, a keyring loop so your keys don't fall out and on the outside I have put a small transparent pocket for my pool membership card so I don't forget it.

Step 1: What you need

1/2" yard  or 0.5m of PVC coated cotton/oilcloth (I chose a fairly floppy oilcloth so the top would draw shut more easily)
A piece of see through PVC a bit bigger than a credit card
1" (2.5cm) piece of velcro (sew-in is best for this)
6" (15cm) piece of 1" (25mm) wide twill tape
1 keyring
2 yards or 2m of cord (cut into 2 equal pieces)
sewing machine
marking pen or pencil
6 eyelets (optional)

nice one super simple and good idea! Is it waterproof I want to make the same sort of bag. for use during my open water swims. can i take the material from something existing to recycle it?
OMG! I have the same tweeneis bag!
I bet you're not as old as me though :-)
Nice work, as always.

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