Saturday, August 30, 2014

Swim tote and blanket– work in progress

I am making this swim tote and matching blanket for Jennifer.  I got the pattern from Sew-It today magazine June 2014.   Appropriate colors for Labor day.  The tote is finished but the blanket needs the backing. Jennifer has to decide if she wants drop cloth on the bottom like the pattern calls for.  I thought it was a good idea for using it at the beach but if she wants it for the pool then terry cloth would probably be better. 

Adding the grommets and webbing for handles was easy and I think will make it sturdier.  There is a double pocket inside.  The tote has a very stiff Decor Bond (Pellon 809) interfacing so it stands up on it’s own.  That was a bit hard to work with but I like the weight of it once finished. 

Jens swimming blanket

I used Moda Swim Team fabric. I thought it was real cute for a swim bag, we’ll see what Jennifer thinks.  I thought she would like the retro look of the swim suits.  The pattern also has a waterproof wet bag with zipper for wet swimsuits.  I haven’t made that yet.  I better get on the ball!

Jens Moda Swim Team Tote

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