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Dive into Summer Sewing with these Beach & Pool Bag Sewing Patterns

Stitch up a stylish tote bag perfect for summer with one of these free pool and beach bag sewing patterns.

straw tote bag with text overlay

I love summer! I love the long days, the warm weather, the abundant sunshine, and our time spent outdoors!

Whether lounging by the poolside or soaking up the sun on the sandy shores, a stylish and functional bag is a must-have accessory.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pool and beach bag sewing patterns. These free bag patterns are suitable for confident beginner sewists. If you’re new to bag making, be sure to check out our must know bag making tips!

Large Beach & Pool Bag Patterns

These pool and beach bags are large enough to stow all the things you need for a day at the beach or pool!

white and blue striped bag on beach with towel and shoes

1. Jacksonville Beach Bag

For lazy days at the beach, opt for a spacious tote that effortlessly carries your sunscreen, towel, and favorite summer reads. This pattern features ample pockets for organizing your essentials and stylish rope handles.

blue and yellow triangle quilted tote bag

2. Quilted Storage Bag

This quilted tote bag was designed to hold kids’ toys, but its shape and size make it perfect for the beach!

girl with mermaid backpack

3. Mermaid Tail Backpack

Do you know a wannabe Mermaid? If so, stitch them up with this fun Mermaid Tail Backpack to carry around on all their mermaid adventures! 

kids drawstring backpack

4. Lined Drawstring Backpack

Use this free sewing tutorial for a Simple Drawstring Backpack to create a lightweight, lined backpack perfect for summer! I’ve even included a free download for the applique shapes featured on the backpack.

sewn tote bag on white table

5. Simple Tote Bag

This simple tote bag pattern will teach you how to make a bag with a canvas bottom. It’s a great project for someone new to sewing or bag-making! The canvas bottom on this tote bag pattern makes it extra sturdy and perfect for toting all your stuff!

Learn how to sew a cute oversized pool bag with this Oversized Beach Bag Sewing Pattern - so roomy and such a simple free pattern!

6. Oversized Beach Bag

As much as I try not to haul a bunch of stuff with me to the beach, I am never successful at “traveling light” when I’m beach-bound. There are just too many things that I like to take with me to the beach or the pool.  The Oversized Beach Bag Sewing pattern has PLENTY of room for all of your pool or beach necessities! 

Zip Bag & Accessory Patterns to Coordinate with your Beach Bag

Create a complete set by sewing an accessory pouch to match your beach bag!

Inside of the laminated toiletry bag on bathroom counter

1. Laminated Toiletry Bag

Whether you call it a Wash Bag, a Toiletry Bag, or a dopp bag, I think you’ll love this tutorial. It’s made from laminated fabrics that wipe clean—perfect for the beach!

Sewing Pattern for a "Splash Proof" zippered phone pouch. Totally making one of these for summer.

2. Splash Proof Phone Pouch

Summer’s here, and with it are days near the beach and the pool.  To protect my phone, I designed this DIY Phone Case that’s Splash Proof, and I have a tutorial to make it to share with you!

two sunglasses pouches with sunglasses on white table

3. Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern

I designed this glasses case pattern so you could make a fun, colorful sunglasses case to gift to a friend (or yourself!). 

two nautical zip bags on beach

4. Canvas & Fabric Zip Bag Pattern

These bags feature canvas bases and flat bottoms, which make them sturdy and useful. 

red crab zip bag on beach

5. All Ears Pouch

This little pouch is the perfect size for storing items in your bag. It’s also ADORABLE!

Fun Summer Bag Patterns

duffle bag in blue check in front of white peg wall

Saturday Duffle Bag

The Saturday Duffle bag sewing pattern is for a round, lined, zippered duffle bag. It features an optional exterior pocket and a detachable shoulder strap.  Stitch it up in fun summer fabrics and it’s perfect for the pool.

A free sewing pattern for a Straw Beach Bag

Straw Tote Bag Tutorial

Try this adorable mini-tote pattern! Perfect for stashing your phone, keys, and sunscreen, this compact bag is ideal for quick trips to the pool or beach.

Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress or a beginner, these pool and beach bag patterns offer something for everyone. Sew one of these fun bags, and you’ll be ready to dive into summer!

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