I’ve seen bags made from sails lately all over the place. Most of them are crazily priced and frankly look like they are made from sail cloth vs. actual sails as I rarely see wear on them. I wanted a simple tote great for carrying around kids stuff to the park and beach on vacation and something with some character on it so it looks like an upcycled sail bag! :).
I found the old sail at a marine 2nd hand store for $18 it had 2 rips in it and lots of dirt/wear on it, which is exactly what I wanted. something with some character. The lining fabric I used thrifted fabric I found from the goodwill. I have enough leftover sail to make another bag – Wahoo!
The pattern is one I made from copying another bag that I like, super easy to do. and I just added some thick fusible interfacing to the bag lining to help give it some structure.
The letters showing are from the sail I used a zigzag stitch on the yellow (see in one of the pics) to basically attach a pocket to the bag.. One of the letters i cut it to close and appliqued it onto some more sail fabric then attached it as a pocket.
Anyone know how to make a pattern into a PDF pattern? I’d be happy to post the pattern I used but have no idea how to make it digital 😉