The week before we left on our family vacation, I HAD to have a new bag. You know how that goes, right? Suddenly, it's the one thing I can't bear to travel without. And instead of all the packing and laundry that needed to be done, my new bag became top priority.
I'm glad I did. I decided to make the Sidekick Tote by Anna of Noodlehead. My first Noodlehead pattern. I can see why her patterns are so popular. It's in the details. Just look....
I made my own bias tape for the front pocket detail.
The zipper tab.
The strap is lined in a contrasting color.
A recessed zipper. It's a roomy bag, despite it's frame. I made the large size (of the 2 provided) and I was worried it wouldn't be big enough for the mom arsenal I still need to carry at times. I was pleasantly surprised that it is big enough to hold all I need it to.
Large front pocket - perfect for sunglasses.
I'm so happy I was able to take this bag on our trip to the beach. It always feels so good to have a new bag - and of course, using Melody Miller's Mustang collection from Cotton + Steel was also a thrill. Her whole line is just lovely! All kinds of neat border prints to do fun things with.
Noodlehead Sidekick Tote
Outside - Mustang by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel; Alexander Henry Heath Crosshatch.
Lining - Parisville by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit.Pin It