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Beach Cover-Ups (for Almost Anything)




Stitch pouches in just the sizes you need to protect beach reads, your phone, and other gear from splashes and sunblock spatters. Start by choosing from a bunch of different mod oilcloth patterns, or treat your own favorite fabrics with Martha Stewart Crafts Durable Decoupage in Oilcloth Finish. Cut a rectangle of oilcloth as wide as the object you want to hold, plus 1/2 inch for seams, and 2 1/4 times its height (for a horizontal pouch, flip these dimensions). Fold to form a pocket shape with right side facing outward, stitch up the edges, and then add self-adhesive Velcro fasteners to secure.

Oilcloth, Paper Flower in Yellow, Marguerite in Red, and Chamomile in Purple, $31 per yd.;


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Martha Stewart Living, August 2011



Reviews (5)

  • Stuckinboston 4 Aug, 2012

    LOL, that's exactly what I said, it must have been loud too 'cause my dogs all looked up from their naps! Fortunately Joanne Fabrics has material from 1/3 that cost. I made one for both my husband and my iPods, his Kindle and my iPad for less than $25.

  • chicvibe 27 Jun, 2012

    you can find gorgeous Amy Butler laminated fabrics at

  • MitaBags 5 Jun, 2012

    $31 a yard!!!!!

  • Reascrafting 31 Dec, 2014

    I know, $31 per yard is super expensive for fabric. Now I have never used this particular fabric so mabey it's great quality but Hobby lobby has an amazing selection off fabrics for $7 a yard, and so do many other crafting stores

  • aikat888 1 Mar, 2012

    πολύ χρήσιμο!!
    special for Greece , has kilometers of sunny beaches !!!