Kamari is one of the most famous beaches in Santorini and the place where these pictures were taken so this is the second item of the Santorini series. This summer, I seriously needed a new beach bag. During the last years, I had made lots of colorful, playful handmade beach bags, but this time I had to make something elegant which a hint of hippie, suitable for this amazing island.
To the construction. The main fabric may look familiar to you and that’s just because it’s nothing but a rug from Ikea. I had bought 4 of them all in different colors but in the end I sticked to blue/cream as it matched the fabric I made the pockets and handles the most. The metal snap fastener lies on a ribbon made of hemp twine. Ten uncut pieces of twine were used to make a knot and after making 4 of these knots they were all hand sewn on a piece of fabric where the metal snap had been attached.
For the box pleat pockets as well as for the upper edges I used gold plastic snaps. Kamari beach bag is unlined and has a flat bottom. Between the two handles there is one more pocket, this time, denim.