Monday, June 17, 2013

Beach Towel Hide A Key Tutorial

Welcome to my first tutorial.  This is my simple Hide-A-Key Beach Towel idea.  I don't like to take a bag or purse to the waterpark.  This is where I keep my "valuables":

To make this, you will need a cheap beach towel, about 10" of Velcro (both sides), and a sewing machine and thread.

Cut Velcro pieces evenly for both sides.  In this case these strips were cut about 4.75".  Securely sew Velcro with a zigzag stitch onto the ends of the towel, leaving a small space for where the towel will be folded.

Hook Velcro together and fold towel.  Double stitch on edge of towel to make a "hem". 
Stitch to make pockets on each end.  I made one pocket about five inches long to accommodate a camera, credit card, and key.
I stitched about 10" on the other end to accommodate a bottle of sunscreen.  The center area is void and not used as a pocket.  You could use the whole end of the towel, but I want to be discrete when getting things in and out of the pocket.
Hope you liked my first tutorial. If this is your first time here, welcome to my blog.
I'm linking this post to With Heart and Hands @ Michele Bilyeu's blog.  Happy 7th anniversary, Michelle!  ...and many many more.


Teresa in Music City said...

Great idea Kathy!!! Thanks for the tute :*)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Awesome fun, Kathy! I'm not only linking up to you and visiting you, here...but I'll give you a link up on my free gifts and accessories blog post. Thanks for the visiting fun!!

Viking Quilter said...

I don't understand where you stitched...can you post a diagram or photo to better explain it? Sorry I'm so dumb...