You can stitch this project in an evening and head to the beach the next day! Two zippers, binding, outside pockets, and straps, and your tote/mat is finished! Straight stitching and binding make quick work of the matching pillow.
The good news? Use quilted double-faced fabric for the speediest-ever project! Or quilt your own favorite fabrics together in panels--directions are included in the pattern for both versions!
Of course, you may think of other ways to use the tote. Even if you're not heading to beach, you can use it as a sunning mat in your backyard. Or use it as a soft cover to cushion a sun chair or lounger on your deck. You could even use it as tote for class supplies, including fabrics, a small cutting mat, rulers, and other necessities.
Tote: 16-1/2” tall x 24" wide
Unfolded into a Mat: 24" x 66"
Pillow: 14" x 20"
I hope you enjoy a sunny summer wherever you are. Grab your BeachMat Tote and head for a sunny spot to read and relax. Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen!
Happy stitching and sunning!