I really wanted to practice working with mesh fabric since it can be a real pain but it's great for so many things.  I like mesh for beach bags because the sand doesn't collect at the bottom, it just falls right through!  I also added a pocket for a cell phone, keys, etc. because I wanted a way to keep them out of the sand.  This instructable is more about how to successfully sew mesh than other aspects of this bag since it is very simple and there are other guides out there.

Step 1: collect supplies

For this project, you will need:

-webbing for straps
-small scraps of fabric for pockets
-extra wide, double fold bias tape (or make your own)
-sewing machine
Gnarly! I was curious about how to put this stuff together. Thanks. Now I just need to learn how to sew! :>) I bought a machine off of craigslist and I'm at the "How do you get thread in this damed thing?" stage. Eventually want to get a machine to sew canvas and webbing. Wish me large luck!
You could start with a mesh laundry bag from the dollar store.
oh yeah, definitely! I just happened to have all this mesh and webbing in my fabric stash :)
Today in brandbagshop.net bought a bag. Pretty cheap
Great idea for a lot less of the cost at a department sore!
yeah, I wasn't sure how much the mesh would cost but I found some on sale and I probably paid like $8 total for this bag. Not too bad, I would say!

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