Monday, May 5, 2014

Bag-of-the-Month for May~ The Poolside Tote

The Poolside Tote is the bag for the month of May and it's a great looking super roomy tote! Designed by Anna Graham of Noodlehead. You don't need a pool or even the beach to enjoy this fabulous bag. I'll use this tote for my new library bag and for schlepping stuff to the groups I belong to. Lol!!

As usual I made a few changes. I did add fusible fleece to my bag and interfacing to the lining fabric, since I still felt they needed more substance to the bag, even though I used home decor weight fabrics. I wanted a closure to the bag, so I made a tab with a magnetic snap closure. If I make the bag again I might just add the magnetic snap to the lining without adding a tab. I also added an inside pocket and I chose to add both the slip in pocket as well as the zipper pocket. I added the zipper pocket on the the back of the bag. I sewed the swivel hook for holding keys to the inside of the bag instead of the outside of the bag.
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Front of the tote with the slip pocket. I added the tab with the magnetic snap closure.
The back of the tote with the zippered pocket.
The pocket I made for the interior of the bag. I sewed 2 pen pocket dividers on the right.
Swivel hook I added to the inside of the bag to hold my keys.
Side view of the tote.

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  1. Love your additions. This bag was fun because it did lend itself to being personalized for the user. I may make my second one a little different as well.

  2. This is a wonderful bag for any purpose. I always love your variations that definitely improve the usefulness of a bag. Great fabrics too. Now for the pool and some well deserved relaxing. Creative Bag Bliss...

  3. Love the fabric you used!!
    I can't believe your done already!! I think out and Marilyn never sleep!! LOL

  4. WOW, when I looked at the first photo I saw myself at the pool under an umbrella with the tote next to me. the colors you chose really give it that "fun in the sun" feel. I like the way the handle is curved its a great look. of course all your little touches makes the bag a lot more functional. the cut out in the front with your flap closure gives the bag a very unique look. Your sewing of course is fantastic, its all very professional looking.
    great job,

  5. Neat bag. I like the colors and fabric.

  6. That was quick Daryl. I'm way behind as usual. Love your bag and the changes you made. I really like the closure you made, it finishes it off perfectly. The fabrics are lovely too. Thanks for mentioning about the batting and interfacing. I think I'll use them too on my bag as I'm not keen on floppy bags.

  7. Beautiful lining fabric and I do like your addition of the swivel hook. Looks like a very roomy bag.


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