A month or so back, I ran across this fabulous cotton canvas shower curtain at my favorite thrift store for $1.91. You KNOW I had to have it! I knew that I wanted to make some kind of tote bag, but I needed fabric to co-ordinate with it. I ended up taking the shower curtain with me to M & L Yardage and found this great fabric called "Mod Charm" by Anthology. It was exactly what I was looking for! And at $4.98 a yd it was perfect! I used this great free tutorial that I came across over at Noodlehead. Seriously....you need to jump over there and bookmark this one! The tutorial is very easy to follow and totally FTS! I love everything about this bag! In my opinion, it's the perfect size! Love love love it!!!
|These fully lined outside pockets are wonderful!|
|I added a divided pocket to the inside for my keys and cel phone. I also added 2 rows of top stitching around the top edge and down the center of the outside pocket for some added detail.|
|I love the added detail of the strip of bias along the pocket edge!|
|I wanted to give my bag a bit more stability. I cut a piece of plastic canvas that is just a tiny bit smaller that the base of the bag.|