A while back I had bought a pack of these plain canvas tote bags. I used two of them up, but had one left over. It was just waiting for me to find the perfect project! Here it was, a beach tote! It turned out so cute, I think I might actually make each of the kids their own. The whale gives it a nice summery feel.
Whale Beach Tote
For the process of making this, I started out by using painters tape to create the aqua stripes. Place the tape on your bag and use fabric paint to fill in the exposed fabric. I had this adorable image of a whale on my silhouette software and thought it would work perfect for a summery beach bag. I used the design as a stencil and filled it in with fabric paint.
Like I said, it turned out so cute, I think I have to make two more for the other kids. Maybe a flamingo, and an anchor? Cute, right?