Nope this isn’t a lesson in poolside biology, geez, that might get a little too nitty gritty. I know what goes on in swimming pools. We’ll save that for another day, it’s actually a Poolside Tote made for the newest collection by Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 Fabrics. Isn’t it pretty?! All you purple lovers out there are in for a treat. Of course there’s a really gorgeous blue-green colorway that is equally as beautiful, too. It’ll be shipping in December, so not too far away! Just enough time to start planning.
Anyway, since this is made with all quilting weight fabric (different from what fabric I recommend for the Poolside – which is something heavier like a canvas, etc.) I used a combination of interfacing and cotton canvas. I used SF101 on both the exterior and lining fabrics and basted on cotton canvas to the main exterior pieces. It’s sturdy, and stands up when not filled, but it’s still flexible and ready to fill up with a ton of stuff! The cotton canvas was a navy blue organic 12 oz weight that I had gotten from fabric.com a while back (I can’t seem to find the same one, but here are all their 12 oz. cotton canvases). I think it really does well as an interlining.