Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer Tote

Last month Tasha from Creation Corner shared an awesome tutorial for a Summer Tote for the "Sincerest Form of Flattery" series over at KojoDesigns. Her tote was a knock off of a bag fromPottery Barn. I think we can all agree that Pottery Barn comes up with some pretty amazing stuff, however, their prices can be a little steep. Well, the Summer Tote bag that Tasha made is adorable! Definitely the simple charm of Pottery Barn but with a little ruffle which makes it fun.

I have had this on my to-do list since I saw her tutorial. Our cousin turned 21 yesterday & I knew this would be a perfect gift for her that she can use on all of her trips to the beach this summer. I found the fabrics at JoAnn's & I love them! While I was at the store I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like the 2 fabrics together, but I think they worked out great! And I have to tell you that Tasha's tutorial was so clear & easy to follow! I made this in just one afternoon!

Of course, I had to fill it up as soon as I was done with it & try it out myself-pure awesomeness!
Here's the side with the pockets:

And the other side with the super cute ruffle:

Here's a little close-up & just to show you some of the stuff I put in it-3 towels in the main bag & then 2 bottles of sunscreen, a bottle of water & a swim diaper in the outside pockets:
And I still had room for more!

I also added a little piece of fabric with a snap on it to hold keys:
You definitely don't want to lose those at the beach!

I will definitely be making more of these soon!
Thanks again for the great tutorial Tasha!
And you should check out her blog, Creation Corner, she makes some amazing things & I am always feeling inspired when I visit!


Tasha said...

It turned out so cute!! Thank you for all the sweet and nice comments. You are so wonderful. I love seeing all the things you make. Thank you for sharing this so I could see it!!! You just made my night.

Tasha said...

PS Can you tell I have been crazy busy and not checking blogs as much as I Like too!! Oh...and I love your fabrics :)