Friday, April 27, 2012

Ready for Summer

Now that spring has arrived in New England I'm dreaming of summer.  I picked up this awesome home dec weight Dear Stella sailboat fabric at Quilter's Way and decided it would make the perfect summer beach bag.   This bag is loosely based on Jane's Standard Tote tutorial.  The lining peeking over the top adds the perfect little pop of color! 

I bought these grommets when I was making roman shades years ago but never got around to putting them on. They're super easy to use, just a few taps with a hammer.  I love the nautical touch they add with the rope handles!

I added an inside pocket for my cell phone and a key holder to the front. It's the perfect size for everything I need for a day by the pool:-) Can't wait!
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  1. This is absolutely adorable. I might need to pick up some of the sailboat fabric and make a bag for myself for all of the weekends I'm sure I'll spend up at the beach this summer. I love it. I think the handle makes it though!

  2. just gorgeous - makes me dream of the beach :)

  3. I LOVE the bag! So cute, and that fabric is perfect. Now what's with the 40 degree days?!

  4. Very cute bag! I love your handle idea!

  5. Practical! Beautiful! And very well made!
    Love it!
    Off to the beach/garde/pool!