second welcome to the lake project--a summer bag

I feel like summer time is full of bags--swim bags, tote bags, wine bags, backpacks, bags for the kids, bags for the car, bags for the plane, bags for my projects, bags, bags, bags.  I usually have one staple that I use for my daily things and for the rest I am constantly moving between various totes depending on the need.  

 

When discussing the Welcome to the Lake project ideas at AGY we all agreed that a great summer bag is a must.  Here are a few ideas we collected for quick, fun projects that are functional enough to use all the time. 

 

First, the summer staple (as I call it):  a great over-the-shoulder bag in a fun striping pattern.  This one is Medano Beach by Heidi Kirrmaier.

A great price point out of Ultra Pima, I can think of lots of cute color combinations that would make a totally unique Medano Beach tote all your own. 

 

Next up, a great market tote that can be multi-tasked for any kind of on-the-go need.  The Ilene Bag by  Hannah Ingalls.

This bag can be worked up out of a linen (like Euroflax or Hempathy) for a sturdy and functional market tote or done in a heavier worsted wool for a softer, larger shoulder bag. 

 

Finally, a fun clutch to grab and go on a summer evening!  The Clutch by A la french works up quickly in Malabrigo Rasta and is perfect to use all year round.  I'm planning on making up a few of these for friends with birthdays at the end of the summer (spoiler alert ;) ).