Make this cute DIY Wet Bathing Suit Bag to protect everything else in your luggage or beach bag from getting wet!
Do you have spring fever? I know it’s technically only the 2nd full day of spring but my fever is high! Please get me to a beach, stat! Even though it’s officially spring, it’s below freezing here today. Not cool, Ohio. Not cool.
So in fantasizing about a beachy getaway, I thought of this project which is inspired by an unfortunate series of events that took place on our last vacation. We always try to get a late flight so we can enjoy every last bit of sun and water that we can fit in. That means we are often frantically packing and I’m often shoving my wet bathing suit into my suitcase. It’s ok though because I always keep it in a grocery bag so it doesn’t get my other stuff wet. Until it wasn’t ok. I threw my damp suit in a grocery bag as usual… but this time there was a leak in the bag and my wet pink bathing suit left a nice (well, not so nice) watercolor wash of pink all over my coverup, and several other clothing items. Fail.
Well that’s never going to happen again. I made this cute wet bathing suit bag that my wet suit will be crammed into at the last minute and will not make a mess inside of my suitcase! Want to avoid this tragedy? Here’s how to make your own two sided wet bathing suit bag:
- Canvas or heavy cotton bag (I used these)
- Front and back designs from Design Space Make It Now: The Beach is Calling and I Must Go and Coral with starfish
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Standard grip mat
- Gold Foil Iron-on and one similar to aqua or jade glitter iron-on
- Weeding tool
- Gallon freezer bag
- Press cloth
- Open the designs in Design Space and adjust to your size needs.
- Turn the dial on your Cricut machine to Iron-on. Before cutting, remember to flip the text since you’re ironing on (it will be backwards otherwise).
- Place your iron-on material onto a standard grip mat liner side down. The way I remember which side is the liner side is that the pretty side is always facing down. 🙂
- Cut designs and weed negative space.
- Heat iron to wool setting. Place a book inside of the bag to avoid the iron-on sticking to the other side and to provide a hard surface to help the iron-on material to adhere.
- Preheat the area you will be ironing on for about 10 seconds and then place your designs on the bag. Cover with a press cloth or sheet of parchment paper to avoid scorching and firmly press for 20 – 25 seconds. Always lift and press rather than sliding the iron across the design to avoid shifting. Carefully remove lining.
- If the bag you’re using isn’t lined, simply fold down a gallon size ziploc bag (they fit this bag perfectly) and slide into the wet bathing suit bag. Poof! Waterproof!
No more wet suit drama!
This wet bathing suit bag is also perfect for holding your beach essentials or as a protective case for your bluetooth speaker.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Lynn White says
This is so cute! I bought the Circuit when it first came out. It’s changed so much since then! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!
Thanks so much Lynn! The Cricut sure has changed… it’s incredible how easy it is to use! I’m obsessed! Happy Memorial Day! 🙂
Lining your bag with a ziplock bag is genius! The perfect way to store your wet suit without destroying your beautiful beach bag. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial!
Thanks so much Marie! The idea was born out destroying a few beach bags haha!;)
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Super great idea! Debating making something for the kids swim team. Love the idea of simply using a ziploc. Visiting from Inspiration Monday party
Thanks so much Victoria! That’s a great idea!
Such a great idea! Will have to give this a try!
Thanks so much Pam! I’d love to see it when you finish it! 🙂
I will definitely be making one of these. What a great idea!
Thanks Kay! I’d love to see it when you’re finished with it!
Very cool! I am going to make these for all of my bride’s maids for my Cancun bachelorette party! They will love them and I will individualize each one for them so they can take it on all their vacations and reminisce about my bachelorette party. I love the MAC products you put in your bag too!
What an awesome idea Sasha! Cancun! I’m jealous! Have a wonderful time! Yes I am a MAC girl you called it! 😉
I love this project and am going to try to make a couple of these for the beach this year! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Mary! I’d love to see them when you’re done! 🙂 Have a great weekend!