by contributing writer Jasmine
Summer has arrived in full force here in South Texas and going to the pool is #1 on the kids’ summer bucket list. In order to keep all their swimming necessities in one place, I created a beach towel with a pocket. Each child can store their goggles, sunshades, snacks, or money in the handy pocket sewn to the back side of the towel.
- Beach Towel
- Small Hand Towel (Coordinating Color)
- 22 inch Zipper
1. Install the Zipper
Unzip the zipper. Align one side of the zipper with one long side of the hand towel, right sides together. Using a zipper foot, sew the zipper to the towel.
Fold the towel in half, right sides together. Align the un-sewn zipper side to the un-sewn side of the the towel, right sides together, and sew.
2. Finish Pocket
If the towel is longer than the zipper, fold the towel in half (right sides together) and sew up the ends using a scant 1/4 seam allowance.
Leaving hand towel inside out, center zipper and press flat. Sew across each end of the towel.
Turn right side out.
If you need more detailed instructions on creating the pocket, please take a look at my zippered pocket tutorial.
3. Sew Pocket to Back of Beach Towel
Align pocket on the back side of the beach towel. Sew around all four edges of the the pocket.