I finished a new tote this weekend. I saw this sailboat fabric a few months ago and fell in love with it. I love the artistic brushstroke sailboats all done in blue. The white background highlights the boats perfectly. I paired it with a navy blue duck and navy straps to stay true to the simple blue and white of the fabric.
I’ve pulled the bag outwards so you can see the beautiful boats. You can pack this bag with 4 – 5 rolled beach towels and still have room for sunscreen, water bottles, and lunch.
I tweaked the construction of this tote. I used polypropylene webbing and sewed it into the bottom seam as well as up and down the entire bag. The polypropylene webbing is strong, waterproof , does not absorb dirt or water, while still being gentle to the hands. I also tweaked the interior bottom support so it doesn’t buckle when the load gets a little heavy. I think this is my favorite tote… so far : ) You can find it now at SibStudioSewing .