April 28, 2011

The Everything Tote

I started this bag at 8:00 the night before we left for Hawaii. Probably not the best plan, but I was desperately trying to get everything packed and was having no luck fitting everything into the bags I own.

I need a bag that can do everything. It needs to be a purse, a diaper bag, a camera bag, a swim bag, and even a lunch box and major bonus points if it is durable, kid friendly, and easy to clean. I wasn't quite able to get it done before we left, but finally finished it today and love it. I can easily pack everything I need and everything has its own space. No more digging to the bottom to find something. And there is even room for the camera.

The best part, the whole bag cost me a whopping $5. The striped fabric was on sale at Ikea for $2.99/yard, I already had the yellow fabric for the lining and the zipper was $2 after I used a coupon at JoAnns. Now that is my kind of bag.

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  1. I love this bag! It could be used for so many things.... Well done!

  2. I just love these totes so many cool kinds of material to make into an original

  3. I would love a tutorial on this bag. You did a great job.

  4. yeah! how did you do it? i'm looking for a pattern for a larger diaper bag as i am expecting #2 and will have 2 babies 13 months apart.