My daughter made a beautiful beach bag out of an Amy Butler pattern. I decided I had to make one like it. At first, I thought maybe it would be too big, but I tried hers over my shoulder and thought that it would work fine. I did make changes from the original pattern. For instance, adding vinyl handles instead of extending the fabric. It makes a neater look.
I added piping around some of the seams.
This bag has side pockets. One for a water bottle, the other for sunscreen.
I did the lining with oilcloth to protect all my goods. I have 2 large zipper pockets inside. One is for my Ipad and a book. The other is for wallet, keys, etc.
I made 2 smaller bags to keep inside my larger bag. This is my knitting bag. This is also an Amy butler pattern out of the same book (Amy Butler's Style Stitches). I just added a zipper to the top instead of straps.
I have an open pocket on the inside of this one. It's a place for knitting needles and a pair of small scissors.
I also made a sack to keep some snacks in for the beach. I'm not real happy with this one. I made the pattern myself, but we'll see it it works. It's awkward looking and may not be large enough.
It's also large enough to put my camera in,which already has a zippered fabric case, my towel, and whatever else I may need. I can't wait to try it out.