If you don't already know, I'm a pretty big Sweden fan. I say something Swedish-related at least once a day (fika, anyone?). That being said, I love all things blue and yellow. So when I saw these adorable blue and yellow polka-dot prints I immediately threw them in my shopping cart without asking any questions.
I soon decided to use the fabric to make my sister's Christmas present: a convertible tote bag. What my chair is supposed to be demonstrating (albeit poorly) is how this tote bag can snap onto the handles of a stroller or grocery cart and keep it high enough that it won't smack you in the knees when you walk. Also having toys/food/wipes/blah/blah/blah readily available for the kiddo.
Then...when you want to take the tote with you someplace...you make it into a messenger-bag-tote-thing by snapping the longer strap in place. Ta da!
I followed this pattern over here but opted for the quick velcro closure instead of the messenger bag flap.
It would also work well as a reusable grocery bag. The pattern was fairly simple to follow. It took me a couple days to finish it, but I only worked in short spurts. You could most definitely finish it in one day if you wanted.
One Christmas present down. A lot more to go!
This has been linked to: It's Fun to Craft!