Nothing can put a bigger damper on your summer bag than a wet swimsuit. I don’t want to throw it in my bag because then everything else will end up soaked, but if I don’t put it in my bag it can easily get left behind in the hustle of trying to get home from the splash pad or water park.
This easy-to-make wet bag can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and is perfect for bringing home that wet swim suit, or anything else that is wet, like a blown-out baby outfit. I even love to use mine for travel. It is handy for carrying shampoo and other toiletries that could open and make a mess.
You will need:
- waterproof material (I like using a shower curtain or bed cover)
I didn’t give exact dimensions for the bag because you can really make this any size. I just made sure my fabric was rectangular to give me the shape I wanted in a finished bag. Cut the waterproof material to be the same size as your fabric. Lay the waterproof material on top of the wrong side of the material. Fold your fabric over about 1/4 of an inch and then fold it over again about 3/4 of an inch. Pin. Repeat for the opposite side.
Sew the tops down, making sure to leave plenty of room to thread a ribbon through. Then fold the bag in half, wrong sides together and pin. Sew up the sides, but make sure to not sew all way to the top, so there is room in the casing for the ribbon to go through.
Turn the bag right side out.
Using a safety pin, thread a piece of ribbon through the bag. When you reach the hole of the other side, thread it into the other side of the bag. Tie the ribbon together. Repeat on the other side.
Simply pull both sides of ribbon to cinch the bag closed and your wet bag is finished! I love mine and we use it all the time!
I can’t wait to spend our entire summer outside and in the water. All our summer bag essentials make it so we can be outside as much as possible without having to run home. I love that this bag helps keep us not only on the go but healthy while doing it. I can fill my Brita filtered water bottle anywhere, even at the park drinking fountains and have great tasting water that keeps us healthy and hydrated in the summer heat.