It’s in the Bag!


Summer days are fast approaching and what better way to beat the heat than to splash around at the beach or pool? Follow a few steps and you can have your own personalized bag to carry your beach or pool essentials in!


  • Beach towel (any size)
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread (make sure the color matches your towel)
  • Scissors
  • Marker


  1. Buy a beach towel that fits your personality. It should be the size of any average beach towel.
  2. From the top of the towel, measure a total of 12 inches in width. First cut 8 inches from the width to be used as a pocket, and then cut two 2-inch strips to be used as straps.
  3. Hem the just cut edge of the towel to have a finished edge.
  4. Fold the towel in half with right sides together.
  5. Mark a halfway point on the towel with a marker.
  6. Take the 8-inch piece, from step 2, and sew it to the towel with the cut edge lined up to the middle mark on the towel. Sew the piece together at the middle line and then sew the two side lines to make pockets with this piece.
  7. Sew the towel together on each side while right sides are still together.
  8. Pick up the 2-inch strips and sew them right sides together.
  9. Turn the 2-inch strips right side out.
  10. Attach the 2-inch strips to the beach bag at the top.
  11. Add a button and button hole for added decoration and function.
  12. Now you’re ready to play in the sun and water with your washable, beach towel bag!

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About Heather Addis

Heather joined the Family and MWR Marketing team in 2009. As the Marketing Director, she dabbles in all things marketing - from campaigns to media purchasing to research and development. Heather is enjoying having a retired husband after 17 years of Army life, is a mother of five (one human and four dogs!) and is a pop culture junkie.

"I have the best job in the world. I get to do what I love while giving back to our men and women in uniform. I could not imagine having a job that did not allow me to have daily interaction with our Service Members. Being married to a retired Soldier, I am able to understand the hardships our military face and strive to help create programs and events to make their time at Fort Gordon memorable."

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