NOTE: This pattern is for use with VINYL MESH (think pet screen/vinyl window screen), not poly mesh (think laundry bag).
The Tote It pattern by Nancy Ota teaches you how to make a sturdy, earth friendly, see through shopping tote. Tote It also makes a FABULOUS beach or pool bag since sand (and excess water) falls through the mesh bottom and stays at the beach instead of coming home with you.
The pattern features one main piece, a decorative but easy-to-stitch top strip, sturdy straps that go all the way around the bottom providing great support for carrying heavy loads, and a wide opening so you can easily pack your shopping treasures (or flip flops, snacks and swim toys and gear).
Instructions are included for three different styles of pocket: one is lined; one is unlined (for heavy fabrics such as denim or upholstery fabrics); and one uses the "see through" screen. Instructions for an attractive optional strap holder that can secure the straps together with Velcro are included.