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Alright, so I got this old pillowcase that I used for a reasonably large pillow that I no longer had, and it was two-toned, so it had some character built into the cloth. I started by folding it in half length-wise and using my Lance french curved ruler and some sewing chalk, I marked a curved line, and I started cutting. Don’t worry about where I am cutting just yet my video will support all of these instructions so rest easy! The pieces that I cut out had the shape of a shield, and these are my beach bag pockets. Using a steam iron and some straight pins I began to create the edging that will be hemmed, pressing out your hem and using the straight pin to keep everything in its place saves small mistakes that could set you back (this technique prevents the cloth from bunching or puckering up and ruining your straight stitch). You will also do this for the pockets as well, just be careful with the steam that comes out from pressing these small folds in such thin materials. Now that we have our hem read, we start our stitching, and this is the quickest part. Your beach bag will at first looks like an apron with no strings with pockets on the front and the back. When you stitch together the two top pieces that will be the part that’s supported by your shoulders. You did it, that was all it took to create an inexpensive beach tote using bed linens, I wanted to put it out there that stay at home moms this could be something that you could sell too (make money at home ideas). Thanks for sticking around, don’t forget to like and share my video!