The Polly Tote August 27, 2014 – Posted in: Sewing
I dreamed up the concept for this bag years ago but for some reason, never took the steps to put it into reality.
Introducing The Polly Tote!
She’s unassuming at first glance. An oversized tote with a zippered pocket on the outside. But hiding behind that little pink zipper? Every Mom’s dream come true!
I could cue horrible infomercial announcer voice here and start telling you how difficult it is to wrangle a handful of kids, bags of groceries, an unruly child–all at once while trying to walk through a parking lot. It’s nearly impossible, right? I only have 2 hands, but 4 kids, and that math just doesn’t add up. They don’t want to touch each other, ew her hands are sticky, she pushed me, etc. Sound familiar?
Well, Polly to the rescue!!
OH. EM. GEE.
I can’t believe I waited so many years to make this incredible tote!! We just played with it in the Preschool parking lot, but I can’t wait to run errands! They all actually stayed with me, held on without pushing, complaining, or whining. It. was. ah-mazing.
You can customize how many hand holds are hidden in your pocket and pull out only as many as you need at any given time. It’s not your average Mom tote, that’s for sure!
Inside the bag is another zippered pocket, plus 3 oversized pockets for storing all the diapers/wipes/toys/crapola that accumulates in a Mom bag.
Ollie loved putting my phone in and out of the pockets! We ALL adore our new helper!
I named her Polly because of her many functions (get it? Poly?), and she doesn’t disappoint. Are you ready to make your own? Read on to find out how! Visit the Riley Blake blog for the full free tutorial!