Tutorial | Oil Cloth Pool Tote with Mesh Pockets

I’m so excited to be guest posting over at Sew Mama Sew today! I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make this Oil Cloth Pool Tote with Mesh Pockets. Check it out here!

Sewbon.com || Oilcloth Pool Tote with Mesh Pockets || By Sewbon for Sew, Mama, Sew

Sewbon.com || Oilcloth Pool Tote with Mesh Pockets || By Sewbon for Sew, Mama, Sew

Sewbon.com || Oilcloth Pool Tote with Mesh Pockets || By Sewbon for Sew, Mama, Sew

Photo Credit | Laura Murray Photography

  • dandeliondrift

    Cute stuff. I remember when there weren’t many cute oil cloth prints out there. This one is great. I wonder if it would work with laminated fabric as well.

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thanks! I love that there are so many cute fabric options out there now too! And I totally think this would work great with a laminated fabric. Laminated fabric isn’t quite as thick and structured as oilcloth, so it might be a bit more floppy. Sizing down a bit could help with that though.

      If you make the bag, I would LOVE to see! :)

  • http://blancapate.wordpress.com blancapate

    Such an awesome tutorial!! What a clever idea, with the mesh pockets!! I’m a swimmer as well, and have stuffed way too many wet swim caps, goggles, etc. in the bottom of my bags way to many times not to appreciate such a perfect detail. :) Also – the pictures are just gorgeous. Between you and your sister, you’re both very talented ladies! :)

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Aww, you are so sweet!!! :) I always hate fishing out the wet stuff from the bottom of the bag when I get home; The mesh pockets are so nice since things can air dry a little now.

  • sommer

    love love love! was wondering what i was gonna do with all my oilcloth:) where did you get the mesh?

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thanks!! :) I found the mesh at Joann’s. They seem to have everything! It was back in the section by the nylon fabric and it came in black and white. I think it would be really cool to dye the white mesh a fun color! I debated dyeing mine pink but thought the white looked just as nice.

  • elisaclark

    Such a fantastic tutorial and great bag! I’ve never sewn with oil cloth before. Hmmm…I might have to give it a try! :)

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thanks! You should- oilcloth is so fun! I would love to see what you make! :)

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  • http://likebumble.wordpress.com LikeBumble

    Hi there!
    I featured a link to this on my blog (with all credit given to you, of course). Hope it’s ok. I should have asked first.

    Thanks!

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Awe, thank you so much for the link! I LOVE linky love! :)

  • http://www.caughtonawhim.com/ Erica

    This is just beautiful! So perfect for a trip to the pool or the beach. I love the fabric and the mesh pockets.

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Aw, thanks Erica!! I’ve found it’s really good for holding fabric too when I’m fabric shopping!! Haha!!

  • http://www.randomlyhappyblog.com Elena @ Randomly Happy

    Erin! I love this tutorial. The idea, the colours, the photos, and you’re cute styling. Absolutely amazing stuff for a new blogger!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Aww, thank you so much for the kind words! You are too sweet! :)

  • http://joyosphere.wordpress.com Audra

    Such a lovely idea! I should try it out before we go on vacation!

    I nominated you for “A Very Inspiring Blogger” Award! Bask in the glow! http://wp.me/p37ZKe-k4

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Hey Audra! Oh wow! You are SO sweet! Thank you so, so much for the nomination! :)

      Also, I would love to see your pool tote if you make one! :)