How to revamp a totebag

Yesterday, I unearthed this canvas tote. I'm not really sure how it came to live in the depths of my closet, but it's got great bones (love the handles) and is constructed very well. The only thing I didn't like about it was the screened logo. Since it didn't have any pockets on the inside, I decided a pocket on the outside would be the perfect way to add function and cover the unwanted logo. I used a piece of microfiber twill and cut it into a 9x6.5" rectangle. This includes 1/4" seam allowances. I then cut two more rectangles that each measured 5x1 3/4, to use as a tunnel (which makes the pocket adjustable) This includes a 1/2" seam allowance at center front and 1/4" seam allowances on the sides.
I made a spaghetti strap (out of a scrap of my navy and cream thermal knit) added a chunky carved oak toggle, and the end result... a great little functional pocket, with loads of character! Now Devon has a cute pool bag that goes perfectly with her swimsuit :)


  1. It was from me. It was one of the bags I used when I brought a bunch of stuff over for you and Devon---cute transformation! :)

  2. Aww.. the totebag looks much cooler now! I like the big toggle.

    Add a pair of wings to Devon's swimsuit and she will look like a cute little bee. lol.


  3. thanks guys!

    i was wondering where that cool tote came from :)