The Swim Bag from Two Pretty Poppets

One of the things that is so much fun about having an online sewing community is the fact that the entire world is literally just a click away. I've really enjoyed getting to know such talented ladies from all different backgrounds and countries! Lisa is the Aussie designer behind Two Pretty Poppets and we've previously reviewed her Little Multipurpose Pouches. Today, Carrie is reviewing The Swim Bag from her shop.

Hey all!  Carrie from Beri Bee Designs, here today to share an awesome little bag with you!  While swimming may not be on your radar this time of year, we head to the YMCA year round so it's never a bad time for a new bag. 

Say hello to the latest pattern from Two Pretty Poppets, The Swim Bag.  This fantastic bag comes in 3 different size options to accommodate anyone on your list.   It’s fully lined with waterproof PUL making it an even better choice than the nylon drawstring bags you might find at the store. 

After comparing the sizes to a similar bag my daughter has I chose the smallest option for my 7 year old.  She likely could have used the medium size just as easily and with such a quick sew, I wouldn’t mind upgrading for her at some point.

I don’t usually put names on bags but thought that an initial would be a fun (and safe option, since I’m a little paranoid).   The instructions for adding the applique were very clear and easy to follow.   Since I was just doing one letter, I didn’t print it out, I just free-handed and while not perfect, it works for us.

I opted for using fabric loops instead of twill tape (always a fan of using what I have on hand).  I want to note how clean and professional the squared off bottom looks too! 

This is a great pattern for beginners with simple basic techniques but also something that a more experienced person could really spiff up and add their own flair to if they wanted.  I mean how cute would it be with some added ruffles? Or a fancier applique?  Possibilities are endless!  

BONUS!! Looking for a scrap buster?  The contrast panel and applique letters are a perfect use for smaller pieces, and the larger panels really weren’t very big either.   I know I have plenty of pieces lying around that would work for those as well!