This Poolside Tote is a happy and fun version I made for a friend of mine. I wanted to make her a little something as a surprise. We all like surprises! When I first thought of making her this tote I knew it would be something useful for her. She’ll be able to toss in quilts and other goodies and it’ll be easy breezy and great for traveling. What I love most about this bag is that it’s pretty quick to make (the cutting and interfacing take the majority of the time) and in the end it’s an easy-to-use all-purpose type of bag, my favorite kind.
I got lucky when I grabbed this canvas Kokka print from my stash. I think it’s the perfect print for my friend. yay! Pulling coordinating prints was fun, too. I seem to have quite a few options that had this awesome green that I always crave this time of year (because winter in Wisconsin = no green anywhere). I was able to get the majority of this bag cut out and sewn while at my local quilt shop’s monthly sew-in. It’s something I need to get to more often for sure, plus it’s always fun to see what other people are sewing!
Anyway, I couldn’t stop after making the tote, so I made a couple little accessories to coordinate. I’ll share those projects in my next post.
Pattern: Poolside Tote
Fabric: Kokka (from Miss Matatabi, but appears to be sold out), Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander,
Essex Yarn Dyed in graphite, and a mystery blue solid from my stash
Zipper: Zipit on etsy
p.s. I can’t wait for Spring!