How to Make a Simple All-Mesh Sheet Bag

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Sheet bags are a great way to keep sheets, halyards and other lines in order and organized on your boat. These mesh bags mount or snap to your cockpit area and are easy to access when you need to quickly reach lines. In today's video, we're going to show you how to sew your own sheet bag. Let's get started.

Today's simple design is by far the easiest way to sew a sheet bag. Even if you are a novice sewer or this is your first project, the easy construction of this project will ensure anyone can make this sheet bag. This all-mesh sheet bag measures 18-1/2 inches long x 9 inches high x 3-1/2 inches wide. This video tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for making a simple sheet bag for your boat.

Our mesh sheet bag is made from Phifertex® Mesh fabric. Phifertex is a great choice for a mesh sheet bag because it boasts excellent durability, dimensional stability and fade resistance. It's also very easy to cut and sew, making it a great material to work with if you are a beginner sewer. The mesh material promotes quick drying and water drainage if you are storing anything wet or damp inside your sheet bag.

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to sew your own sheet bag! Make several and install them on your boat so you always have plenty of storage space. We hope you enjoyed this free how-to video. Thanks for watching!

Video Includes:

  • Materials list
  • Pattern description
  • Cutting out the mesh fabric
  • Creating hems and sewing hems in place
  • Folding sides and sewing
  • Sewing back panel to front panel
  • Installing snaps

Materials & Tools List:

  • Phifertex® Standard Vinyl Mesh (we used #391)
  • V-69 or V-92 Polyester UV Thread
  • Dacron® Tape 5 oz White (#22118)
  • DOT® Snap Fastener Cloth-to-Surface Set (#333002)
  • Snap Fastener Deluxe Installation Tool (#100949)
  • Hole Cutter 1/8" (4mm) (#121386)
  • Straightedge, mallet hammer, scissors, marking pencil, sewing machine