I came across a lovely pattern by Leesa Chandler whilst I was visiting Western Australia on our latest holiday. I studied the pattern and thought, yep, I can do this!
I purchased some co-ordinating fabric from my local supplier (after changing my mind quite a few times, as usual!) and viola.....my finished bag
I kept the quilting to a simple criss-cross design that I used my Walking Foot on, and purchased the buckle and handles from a patchwork/craft shop.
Very practical with pockets on the inside for my phone any what-nots, plus a huge pocket on the back. I could even use this as a computer bag as it large enough to carry papers plus a laptop. My preference is a beach tote as a towel, book, sunglasses and sun cream fit perfectly. All ready for the Australian summer about to hit us.......bring on the sunshine. :)