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Expanding nautical tote bag – free

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I love how this fun beach bag has expanding sides. Keeps the bag neat when you don't carry much, but expands to carry all the kids stuff to the beach when you need it too.

We love this expanding bag design.  The sides have snaps that keep the bag neat and together when you don’t have too much to carry, but when the kids are with you, and you are off to swimming, the beach, or anywhere you need to carry more – then the sides open up to give you much more space.

With rope handles and a sturdy adjustable shoulder strap too, plus lots of pockets inside and out, this could be your perfect go-to bag this summer.  The bright shiny hardware gives this bag a smart look, and certainly makes this bag look like you bought it somewhere nice!

There are also step by step video tutorials for the bag below, so you can learn any bag sewing techniques that might be new to you.

Materials needed:

You can buy a complete hardware kit for this bag on Etsy here.




Download the FREE Expanding Nautical Tote Bag pattern

Find the original tutorial on So Sew Easy