Thursday, November 5, 2015

Birthday bag for a friend

My blogging friend Maria and I have been exchanging crafty birthday gifts for several years. The last couple of years, we've chosen a theme. This year we decided to make each other tote bags. Way back in February she sent me a wonderful embroidered bag. Well this week it was Maria's birthday! And now that she's opened up her gift, I can finally share what I sent off to Australia several weeks ago.

I'm not sure if this is the back or the front of the bag! Ha! I used the Tahiti Tote pattern, which I've made before and just love. I decided to take part of a Row by Row pattern that I had picked up this summer and make a big splash on the plain side of the bag. Maria loves to go to the beach with her friends to take a swim & I thought this would be a great summer bag for her. 

One thing I love about this pattern is the awesome pocket on the front. It's a combination slip pocket & zipper pocket, the perfect spot for a cell phone and keys.

This bag zips closed on the top too, so nothing can fall out. 

Happy Birthday Maria! 


Maria said...

Thank you sew much for my wonderful bag and all the lovely gifts you tucked inside.. Love them all XXX

Debbie said...

what a fun swap!

Ondrea said...

Such a beautiful bag. I am so envious of those who can make bags . You clever gal.