Today is the official first day of Summer! Time flies, doesn't it? Let's head to the pool!
This tote was inspired by Ren's Tote-ally Thankful for our Teachers post at The Inspired Wren! She has a wonderful FREE Lined Canvas Tote Tutorial! Thanks, Ren!
My fabric is actually drop cloth for the body plus some fun stripes and a floral, both found at Wal Mart a couple of years ago!
This was my first time to use fusible interfacing. I purchased a medium weight, which made my bag a little too stiff. (Another sewing lesson learned!) The lining should be tucked inside, but the outer shell wouldn't fold over and iron nicely, so I just let the lining peak out and top stitched it in place. The little pops of pink at the top are kind of nice anyway!
This was my first attempt at matching stripes, too! 'Not bad! ;-) My favorite part, though, is the fussy cut pocket, so there's a big, honkin' flower on the front!
'Got your towel? Great! Throw it in my tote and let's enjoy Summer!