5 Easy Summer Bags

With summer fast approaching we are making all kinds of fun family plans that will no doubt include lugging around water bottles, snacks, swim suits, sunscreen, band-aids (hopefully they’ll go unused)…you name it, we need it. We love the idea of corralling all our summer must haves into a stylish bag, and even better if we can make it ourselves! Here’s a round-up of five easy summer bags that you can put to good use as you soak up the rays!

Market Bag

Farmer’s markets are one of my favorite things about summer with their fresh fruit and veggies. Carry home your lute in this draw string market bag. You can download the pattern for the market bag here in two different sizes.

oilclothpooltoteWe love a good summer swim, and who doesn’t?! This oil cloth pool tote will help keep your goodies nice and dry while you splish and splash in the pool. You can find the step by step instructions at Sew Mama Sew.

vinyl pouch

This bag speaks to my inner organizer! The cutie pie fabric, zipper, and vinyl make it the perfect road trip companion for my little bitties who love to travel with toys. Get the directions over at Bonjour Quilts.

beach bag with leather straps

Whether I make it there or not, the beach calls my name all summer long. We love the look of this simple beach tote with it’s stripes and fun leather straps. Make your own by following this tutorial.

tote bags

These lovelies are made from kitchen towels and -bonus- take only 30 minutes from start to finish. I don’t know about you, but I have some kitchen towels in my drawer, and 30 minutes is even less time than it would take me to round up my kids and go to the store. Follow the step by step pictures here.

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