I have been really busy with my new job and haven’t really had the chance to get myself into the creative mode … so it was nice to get back in the saddle, so to speak, and make a handmade birthday gift for my friend C, just in time for her birthday BBQ party.
To suite her busy lifestyle – of being a fabulous mother and a kick butt professional woman – I made a reversible, multi-purpose tote bag that she can throw anything in. She can take it to a grocery store, or take it to the beach. Beause it’s made out of 100% cotton home décor fabric (as opposed to those fine quilting fabric), she can step on it, feed it to the dog, or toss it in the washer and dryer and it would still hold its shape.
I used Traditions Kelso Brown / Maggie Pink on one side and used Oxygen Dots Kelso Brown / Maggie Pink on the reverse side. When I first got these fabrics, I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but I can’t be happier with the way this tote bag came out. I have the same two fabrics in brown and French blue combo so I think I’m going to make the matching bag … maybe for myself this time. I can’t wait to walk into Trader Joe’s with this fabulous grocery bag!
Multi-Purpose Reversible Tote Bag
Fabrics used: Traditions Kelso Brown / Maggie Pink and Oxygen Dots Kelso Brown / Maggie Pink
Pattern: My Own
Recipient: Lovely friend C for her birthday.