I've been wanting to make myself a new tote bag for a while now. I finished piecing a pretty large quilt top this week and before getting started on the quilting, I figured it would be nice to complete something fast and simple.
I pinned this pattern on Pinterest a few weeks ago and it looked super easy and fun so I searched through my stash for the perfect fabric. Under a pile of other stuff, I found some canvas I purchased a really long time ago for another project and paired it with some Kona Coal.
You can't really tell from this picture because the light isn't great, but the print has a really nice mint green background. Love!!
The pattern was super easy to follow and the bag went together in just a couple of hours. And I like that the pockets are on the outside of the bag... easy access to things such as a cell phone, sun glasses, snacks...
The only thing I'm not crazy about is the size. It's a little smaller than I thought it would be. It's about 14" wide and 10" high, so not very big, but it might do the trick for a day at the island when I don't want to carry my big purse.
Best part? Every piece of fabric came from my stash and I used scraps of batting.
And now that I've got my quick and easy finish, I can go back to a big project!
Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts and at The Quilt Journal for TGIFF.