This seashell pouch is perfect for shell collecting on the beach!
I can’t seem to get enough of the little pouches in the Target Dollar Spot! I’ve got quite the collection at this point and have plans on how I want to dress them all up. They are perfect little collection bags for my little boys. These blue and white stripe ones were just begging for something nautical to go on them!
My family recently returned from a vacation at the beach. I whipped up these little bags for my guys to collect their seashells in. They were the perfect place to stash the shells so they wouldn’t get lost!
For this project you need a small bag, heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl (affiliate link), and my FREE SVG file. There are two shell style options in the file. The font shown here is called Austie Bost Descriptions if you want to download it and use it with the file.
*Remember – If you are creating an iron on with heat transfer material then flip the image horizontally prior to cutting.
While the back of these bags was clearly a linen-type material, the front felt thicker and almost paint-like. I made sure not to hold the iron on it too long at a time while transferring the image to the bag. The image transferred beautifully, and I did not see any ill effects of the iron the bag itself.
To further protect the bags at the beach I sprayed the back with 2 coats of Thompson’s Water Seal Fabric Seal, as per the can’s directions. With the front of the bag already feeling fairly waterproof, I did not spray that side.
My boys are mighty shell hunters and love digging through the sand for unique ones. They loved carrying these small bags to stuff their finding in and knew they would be secure when they put them down. It also gives them a place to keep their collection now that we’re back home!
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