Monday, June 20, 2011

Kid's Tote

After being warned by our neighbor that an 8 foot snake is living in our conjoined yards, we hid out in our house for few days.  I started to go crazy as did the children, so we've been heading to the pool and the lake and park a LOT lately.  Alfie always has a fistfull of toys or treats for me to carry, so I jumped online and found this kid's tote pattern here.


This was so super quick and easy and only took about an hour to complete.  The finished size is
8 x 10 x 4 inches. Perfect preschooler size :) It would be a darling gift with pool toys in it.   Only one word of warning : be sure to cut your pocket fabrics the right way so you're pattern doesn't end up sideways like mine. Oops! The 16.5 in. measurement in up and down and the 14.5 in measurement is side to side.

Have fun!

16 comments:

Lesa said...

Very cute!

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

I do the same thing every time with directional fabrics! It is super cute, congrats :)

Cal said...

Super cute! Love the combo. I had that same green polka dot fabric, which I used to make some stuff for my daughter.

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Very cute little bag! My kids are always determined to bring a handful of tons and stuffed animals anytime we go somewhere! Maybe they need one of these bags! :) Love the fabric combinations! :)

Elizabeth said...

Love it! Featuring this on my FB page tonight! Thanks for linking up! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

Jill said...

Great bag! Has the snake gone yet???

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Seamingly Smitten said...

Cute bag for all those playdates and afternoons at the pool or the park. Good job!

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo stinkin cute! Love, love, love the fabric you chose! Hope you will share with my Pink HIppo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html

Karima said...

New follower here, I love this bag and it is great you did this under an hour! Saw you on smwyg linky, Karima x
www.karimascrafts.com

Cindy said...

Very cute! This is great for the summer!

LrSchwtz said...

Thanks for sharing, a mom can never have enough tote bags! I love how it turned out. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Adorable! Love the fabric! I would also LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party...it's going on now!

~Briana
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is such a great pattern. Easy to put together. I posted about mine on my blog -

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/2011/06/hey-pat.html

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

Cute! I LOVE the space fabric!

Jenny said...

I've made this exact same bag! It is so cute and really quick to sew together, even for a novice sewer like me. Great fabric choices.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

The rockets are cute going sideways! I say you just go with it :) Great project!