Thursday, April 23, 2015

HammerHead Swim Team Sling Bag

April's Sewing Challenge at Project Run and Play 
 is to make your own version of the Reversible Sling Bag. 

Since Miss E just made the HammerHead Swim Team, I decided to make a reversible Hammerhead Shark Bag and Terry Towel Cover-up.  

The fabric used on the outer bag is Marine Vinyl.  Here you can see some of the steps used in creating the shark body.  I used reverse applique to make the mouth.

The dark grey fabric looked like a shiny shark skin, and was very pliable. 

The inner bag is made from this contemporary block print outdoor fabric that reminded me of ocean plant life. This type of fabric will work great when Miss E places her wet suit in the bag after a swim practice or meet.

I added all the important pockets to help her stay organized-
and Flipflops. 
I used the alphabet embroidery set that is built into my sewing machine to make the labels. I also added her name on the handle of the bag in case she misplaces the bag at a meet.
If she needs extra space in her bag, it is reversible and all these pockets can be filled on the outside of the bag, allowing more space inside the bag.

The terry towel cover-up can be thrown on quickly and worn in many different ways.  Notice the outside edge of the coverup....I embroidered the name of her team repeatedly along the edge.
Miss E gave 110 % to make the team,
 and I gave 110% to make this bag and cover-up 
to celebrate her achievement.



  1. That bag is so cool! I'm totally impressed with the hammerhead design and all the details.

  2. THat is SO amazing! That bag is just amazing.

  3. Love it! Love all the details. Perfect.

  4. How could anyone misplace this adorable bag? xoxo Grandma

  5. This might be the cutest bag EVER! I would love for you to link up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at

  6. Wow! What a cool bag! Even individually labeled pockets! Your swimmer also makes a good model, she's adorable!


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