A wonderfully large tote designed for toting all those towels, magazines and flip flops to the pool or beach. The pattern is well written with tons of diagrams and photos for all of the steps- very comprehensive, though I would expect no less from a Noodlehead pattern! Anna made this pattern as part of the Bag of the Month Club, so it is available there exclusively until July, when she will also release it on her own site.
The pattern comes with directions for a slip pocket or a zippered pocket. I decided to add both. The zippered pocket is perfect for keeping little things like keys, wallets and phones secure. I was so excited to put these adorable hexie flowers to use on the front that were a gift from my wonderfully talented friend Svetlana of Sotak Handmade- aren't they perfectly cheerful here alongside this colourful zipper? I added a bit of hand stitching, too.
On the other side I did the slip pocket option using a fun camping print. As you can see, it is more than roomy enough for magazines, books or e-readers.
Inside, I decided to use some Little Folks laminated fabric, which will be perfect for soggy towels and bathing suits. I was thinking I was pretty brilliant when I came up with this, I ain't gonna lie. And as you can see, the three beach towels I have in here barely make a dent in all the space!
(a better photographer would of folded or rolled those towels neatly,
but I just jammed them in there as I normally would on my way to the beach!)
All in all, I have to give this pattern two thumbs up. Now, just add SUMMER!!