Hi readers! This is crazy to say but this will be my last post of 2017! Wow!
Last year during Refashion Runway Season 4 I had made a divider bag to use at the beach. My mom had loved my bag so much she kept asking me to make one for her. This year I was happy to make her one and give it to her for Christmas!
For my bag I had used a thrifted bag and a reusable wine tote from my local grocery store. It was very handy to carry around magazines, sunscreen, chapstick, sunglasses and other beach essentials.
For my mom’s bag I found some plain canvas bags at JoAnn Fabrics.
I decided on embroidering an anchor design on the front of the canvas bag.
I turned the bag inside out and placed the fabric in my embroidery hoop.
I rotated my embroidery design so that it would show the right way up on the bag.
For the inside divider part I used this reusable wine tote from my local grocery store. I liked this one because it was tan like the canvas bag.
I cut off the handles from the wine tote.
I hot glued the wine tote inside of the canvas bag once my machine finished embroidering,
For the Chapstick Holder:
I found this anchor material in a fat quarter, which was perfect for this project. I was lucky enough to have the metal ring in my supplies. I started by cutting 2 2X7 inch pieces.
I cut a 2 inch piece of white ribbon and sewed that to the top of the wrong side of the fabric. I sewed it pointing towards the bottom so that when I turned this right side out it would be facing out on the top.
I stitched up the sides and left the bottom open. Flipped that right side out and sewed up the hole at the bottom.
I folded the bottom up and stitched the sides to make the pocket for the chapstick.
I completed this by attaching the ring to the ribbon on the top.
The completed inside! All ready to go to the beach!
A complete bag with divider and chapstick koozie! My mom was so surprised and loves it!