Free Summer Beach Bag Pattern & Instructions

beach bag 500 Free Summer Beach Bag Pattern & InstructionsWe’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the Sew News June/July cover project “Summer Satchel”. This tote is roomy for all those summer essentials, plus it has pockets that are well placed for phones, sunscreen other must have items.

You can find all the instructions and pattern for the Summer Satchel HERE. If you  make the pattern and post it on our Sew News Flickr group  you could win a prize!

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to download PDF patterns, e-Patterns etc. Below is a link to the FREE Adobe Reader for those that may need it.

Plus a guide for downloading e-patterns.



Plus, I would like to announce the winner from Free Stuff Friday. There was such a huge response it leads me to believe that Sew News readers REALLY love to make bags! And, the winner is Renée her comment:

I got into making bags so that I could make one that was just the right size to carry what I needed… no bigger. I would love some inspiration to re-ignite my true sewing passion: bags! This book would surely do the trick!

Renee’s name was randomly picked using Renée, I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to claim your prize.

Thanks to all for reading the book, we hope that you check it out!



 Free Summer Beach Bag Pattern & Instructions

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8 Responses to Free Summer Beach Bag Pattern & Instructions

  1. Please help me with the beach bag pattern. I am unable to print it. Can I purchase the pattern.


  2. Anita says:

    I downloaded this pattern, however, I cannot find the instructions on sewing this together!

  3. Tina says:

    To print I had to uncheck the box that said “fit to page” and then the pattern printed in full size.

  4. I love making bags, I usually give them as gifts.

  5. Jill says:

    Happy to hear it worked for you Delia! It can be kind of frustrating with these e-patterns, but I’m glad it worked out! Are you on your way to the fabric store now!?

  6. Delia says:

    My pattern printed to the correct size when I chose the poster option on my printer.

  7. Jamie Engle says:

    What’s the secret to printing out the pattern full size?

    • Jill says:

      Yes, that would be helpful! I included a link to Adobe Reader which is a free software download. You will need some sort of reader to print the files in the right size. I updated the blog post to include a link to Adobe Reader for those that may not have it. You can also use Adobe Acrobat but that’s software that needs to be purchased.

      Once in Adobe Reader go into the Print dialogue box, select Poster under Page Sizing & Handling. Ensure the Cut Marks and Labels are selected. Ensure that Documents and Markups is selected under Comments & Forms. Increase the overlap to .5 inches if desired. Then layout the pages and tape. You can, at this point make a copy on pattern paper or just use the printer paper.