When it comes to wearable things, I’m a bag and purse collecting kind of gal. You just can’t have enough bags
(contrary to what my husband thinks).
Plus, they always look great and fit no matter how your weight might fluctuate.
I’ve been looking for a beach-y / summer-y bag and I recently found this one on Joss and Main.
I love a big bag that you can carry your whole life in but I hate not being able to find anything it.
This one is great but it has no pocket storage at all so I decided to make my own with the help of my mom.
Don’t get me wrong, 3 years of sewing lessons when I was young weren’t a complete waste but what takes me 3 hours at the sewing machine, takes my mom 30 minutes.
So I should rephrase, after I plunked around I seem to recall something to the effect of, “Oh just let me do it” from my very talented mom.
My biggest problem was loosing my cell phones somewhere in the bag. I know this looks ridiculous to have two cells and an ipod. One is for work, the other is for personal, yadi, yadi…
I found a piece of fabric at Home Fabrics that matched almost identically to the canvas bag.
In theory, making your own pockets is really quite simple. Just fold your fabric right side out, make straight line stitches and flip right side in.
Once your pocket is sewn then attach it to the bag.
This bag had an interior flap that I could sew the pocket directly to so you couldn’t see the stitch on the outside of the bag.
If your bag doesn’t have something similar, try to hide your stitch within an existing seam so it’s inconspicuous.
We she made a variety of pockets for anything and everything.
Ahhh, much better!
Hard to believe all that stuff is neatly organized in my new bag. Amazing what a sense of satisfaction being organized brings.
Thank you mom, you’re the best!
You can get your own Canvas Rope Bag on Joss and Main for a limited time.
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