In preparation for an upcoming trip, I was looking for a project that would yield a large, all-purpose tote equally fitted for the airplane and the beach. I was excited to try this bag from Liberty Book of Home Sewing.
While it is very versatile, I had to draw the pattern myself, it takes a whole yard of fabric and doesn't have a zipper.
Enter Target dollar spot: for $2.50, I found this bag. Long handles, zipper, and made from waterproof material.
How can a home sewist compete with that?!