The print fabric was left over from another bag, and then the packaging from my car seat covers had a nice long zipper, but the fabric was falling apart, and I am really going to need a good bag for picking up pebbles on the beach…
The print is 2 pockets (one on each side), with a single long zipper going all the way around the bag, because why not. They’ll safely hold keys and phone. It has a cross-body strap for comfortable 'combing. It has a single snap at center, with decorative buttons on the outside.
Last year, I used a fabric grocery tote and worried about my keys falling out. The straps were too short, holding the bag up in my armpit. See, I NEEDED this!
…this is the one that used most of the print fabric. But it’s not a post-last one, because I made it yesterday. Already stuffed full.
Neat! I love how in using up scraps and leftovers, it automatically creates coordinating bags
Love the bold print…and the zipper all around to secure everything inside!
hubby just called me “bag lady.” Sigh.
You’ll be the most stylish beachcomber on the sand!
How fun! I love that you were able to use your scraps to make such a nice tote! I hope your trip is off to a great start!
Update from the road: I divided one pocket vertically to hold a water bottle upright, shortened the other to hold my cell phone (in a plastic bag) above the pebble line, and added a roll of fleece to pad the strap for when the pebbles add up to pounds of rock.
Next time I would make a waterproof phone pocket and add mesh at the bottom to let sand fall out.
The other bag is a little too small. I think I can add a gusset in black fabric to make it bigger. I bought some black fabric the other day…I think it’s in the far back wheelwell…