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Beach Cover-Ups (for Almost Anything)

Martha Stewart Living, August 2011

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. 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.;

Comments (4)

  • 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.

  • 27 Jun, 2012

    you can find gorgeous Amy Butler laminated fabrics at

  • 5 Jun, 2012

    $31 a yard!!!!!

  • 1 Mar, 2012

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