Saturday, June 14, 2014

If You Are Looking For A Large Tote Pattern...

try the Totally Versatile Super-Sized Tote.  I got the pattern on Craftsy, but the designer has it on Etsy, too.


This pattern seems too easy to have gotten such an nice bag!   This is a BIG bag at 22"  wide, 14" high, and 8" deep.  It will make a great beach bag. There are two huge beach towels in there with lots more room for other beachy essentials.



There are pockets between the straps on both sides. I finally took the time to make the design on the fabric pocket match the  the base fabric.  If I keep this up, I may be able to say I'm an intermediate level sewer without feeling guilty. Look how those designs line up, well, almost line up!



Both sides of the lining have pockets as well.  You, of course, get to decide the size of the inside pockets.  I tested to make sure my Kindle in its case would fit in one. Gotta have my Kindle with me.


I only made one change--so unlike me.  I added that flap with a snap thinking it would hold things in if it tipped, but I'm not really happy with how it pulls on the fabric when in use.



It does look nice when it's not too full, though.


Last, it folds up nicely if your packing for a vacation.  



Definitely want to make a few more of these.

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3 comments:

  1. Blue bag - not blue balls??!! I am disappoint!!! :)

    Very pretty bag - those look like dec weight fabrics - they look rather luscious! The blue print is sooooooo pretty, and the white looks embossed - might as well look stylin when hanging out at the beach! I recognize the snap - you got ME addicted to them as well, lol!

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  2. Love the blue and white together. A totally practical and great looking bag at the same time!!!

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  3. Super cute tote!!! The colors are perfect for summer near the sea! Love the fabric! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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