I just made this coolest thing last night. It's a lightweight nylon totebag that folds up and stuff into it's own little attached pouch. So if you need a temporary large bag but don't want to be stuck carrying it all day, you can fold it up and stash it in your smaller purse.
My inspiration for making it was, whenever I go to the post office to mail packages, I carry them in a plastic grocery bag. I make beautiful purses and bags, and here I am carrying an ugly grocery bag!
But the thing I liked about that was that after I mailed the stuff I could just roll up the plastic bag and stick it in my purse. It was small and lightweight. So I decided to make something like that out of a thin but strong lightweight fabric that would have the same convenience. I used ripstop nylon and just made a basic square tote bag, really easy.
But then I thought, wouldn't it be cool to have a little pouch to keep it in that was attached so I wouldn't lose it? Tote bags and zippered pouches are both super easy and common, but attaching them together makes it the coolest thing!
so here is the amazing transformation
first you see a cute little zipper pouch
then you unzip it and see what's inside
you start to unfold the tote bag
all the way unfolded
with straps unfolded
then tuck in the pouch to the inside of the tote bag
turn the pouch inside out and you can use it as a pocket
I am so excited about this thing. I'm going to be travelling next month and I think this will come in so handy.
No more plastic grocery bags for me!