Beach Towel with Pockets

Beach Towel with Pockets

Photography: Ellie Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2007


Keep track of beach essentials -- sunscreen, novels, flip-flops -- by sinking them in a corner pocket.


  1. To make four pockets, take a sheet or a lightweight blanket and two 14-inch squares of linen or cotton.

  2. Cut each square into two triangles. Fold all edges over 1/2 inch, and press. Fold long edge of each triangle over another 1/2 inch, and sew across to hem.

  3. Pin the triangles to the corners of the blanket. Sew the short sides of the triangles to the blanket's corners, and start packing.


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