DIY: Surfboard Bag


This tutorial is a part of a series helping find purpose for those bits of scrap fabric that pile up over time from previous sewing projects.  Rather than throwing them out you can put them towards resourceful alternatives, like this surfboard bag that's perfect for protecting your salty slider. 


The Essentials

- Measurements of your surfboard

- Enough fabric to join together and make up the L x W

- Thread

- Fabric Scissors

- Sewing Machine 





Measure your surfboard and add a least 3 inches per seam so it's not too tight. Use these measurements as an indication of how much fabric you'll need and then create a plan of how you'd like the different panels of colours/patterns/materials to work together. 


Begin the patchwork phase where you cut each panel to it's specific size and lay it out in order ready to be sewn.

Then one by one sew each matching panel seam together (with good sides facing then unfold to hide seam) until you complete both sides of the bag. 


Once the two full sides of the board bag are complete lay the surfboard on top and trace/cut the curve of the nose so the bag will sit nice and snug.  Leave the bottom half of the bag at the widest length so that the board can easily slip in.

Once the two sides are cut to size flip so the good sides are facing each other and sew down each side seam to join them together. 

Flip good sides out and voila you have a groovy new protective case for your vessel. 

To clean up the bottom edge create a large hem and thread through a string or ideally an elastic band where you can attach a drawstring attachment and secure it in there.



A little montage of the fun times making this creation with Darcy.



Hope this was helpful! As always, let me know if you give this tutorial a go and how it turns out. Hashtag the outcome #essentialsclub on social media.