Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Close Up View of the Get Outta Town Bag

We love all the beaches and pools here in Georgia!  It's so hot in the summer that when your outside literally it's because you are on your way to the beach or the pool!  

Some of my most favorite projects come out of necessity.  This one definitely fits into that category.  I needed a large bag to fit all of our swim gear into and honestly I couldn't find one.  So the night before a trip to Savannah, I threw together a bag similar in size to the "get outta town" bag.  This bag went with us everywhere and made my day trips so much easier and organized!   
My favorite thing about this bag is the size and all the pockets and places to organize all your must haves when you're outta town! Here it is, a close up view of the "get outta town" bag.
The front and the back of the bag are identical.   Sporting three separate open pockets along the front, there is plenty of room with three more on the back.  

The side pockets have cinch ties to hold bottles of water, sun screen, or whatever you need to get a hold of quickly. A magnetic closure is used along the top edge of the bag.  The straps are secured in the seam along the bottom of the bag and are topstitched for strength and security.




As you can see above, there is plenty of room for towels, sun screen and tons more.  Inside, there is a large zipper pocket that spans the length of the bag.  I love the zipper pocket because I know that all my important items, keys and cash are safely tucked away and won't unexpectedly fall out.  On the opposite side, there are three open pockets that can easily be mimicked to replace the zipper pocket if you are not comfortable with sewing a zipper.  I do urge you to give it a try, because once you do, you will love zippers….and they really aren't hard.   
I hope you've enjoyed this close up view of the "get outta town" bag.

3 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love this bag! I take mine to retreat~ it holds a lot of needed stuff. ;-)

Yvonne said...

Love this one! I think I will be ready for a new bag!

kaym said...

I am not a sewer. I can't make a simple apron without major issues. I bought the pattern and fabric from Craftsy as I have had good luck with them.. today I un packed it hoping to make the bag, I can't figure out what the heck the instructions are saying, I searched for a tutorial or a video no luck. So that's it for me. I wanted to make the bag for a friend about to have a baby in a few weeks. Guess I'll go buy one instead..UNCLE,