Toted, Tried, and True

10 Dec

Although I enjoy the holidays, every year, I dread having to think of gifts. And each year, it seems like the number of gifts multiply so it gets harder and harder.

So I’m thankful that two years ago, my aunt flat out told me she wanted a handmade tote bag. And for the past two years, I’ve made her bags: 2011 and 2012.

Here we go for 2013:

Tote Bag

Although she usually likes all black, I am forcing some fun, bold colors on her, in addition to the basic grey.

Tote BagThe bag has an outer pocket on both sides, perfect for storing some papers or other flatter items.

Tote Bag - Outside Pockets

My aunt will especially love the zipper on this bag. Since she is very protective of her belongings in public.

Tote Bag - Main Compartment

The main compartment is huge. I stuffed a magazine, tissue box (Costco-sized), and a shirt, and there’s room for much more. Plus the zipper opening is extra wide allowing easy access, and the material connecting the zipper allows for some width and/or height when there’s a lot in the bag.

Tote Bag - Main Compartment

Inside there’s two small pockets–good for a wallet and phone, or other small items. And, there’s a loop for keys.

Tote Bag - Inside Pockets

And on the other side, there’s a larger zippered pocket to keep miscellaneous items secure.

Tote Bag - Inside Pockets

It’s gonna be hard to top this bag next Christmas.

Tote Bag

Tote Bag

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