I am very excited to announce my very first giveaway! I also just sent out my very first newsletter, and to celebrate I am going to give away a completed Kangaroo Tote (below) and pattern to one lucky person.

The Kangaroo Tote folds into its own pouch/pocket and is very easy to make. It is lightweight and portable so you can clip it onto your belt loop or purse and have a shopping bag at your fingertips when it’s needed.  It is best to use a fabric that looks the same on both sides like a Batik. All of the seams are finished so there are no raw edges showing anywhere. The pattern includes 3 different styles to choose and is not lined.

Shopping Tote – Use this when you go to the mall and add your purchases to one bag and leave the paper and plastic bags behind. Of course this can be used at the grocery store!

Drawstring Bag – This is great to bring with you on vacation to put your dirty laundry in, or fill with small toys for the kids in the car.

Drawstring Backpack – I use this style anytime I want my hands free but still want carry a few things with me.

Below are pictures of the steps to fold up your Kangaroo Tote for travel.

Step 1. Place bag pocket side down on a table
Step 2. Fold down handles onto bag, and fold each side of the bag over towards the center.
 The folds will be up against the pocket.
Step 3. Fold the top and bottom of the bag towards the center butting up against the pocket.
 The folded bag will be the same size as the pocket at this point
Step 4. Reach inside of the pocket while grabbing all of the folded parts and turn the pocket wrong side out, placing the folded bag inside the pocket.
Step 5. Kangaroo Tote all folded up! This view shows the inside of the pocket, which shows when the tote is folded and I embroidered the Laurel Burch design on it.  
To enter the drawing for a Kangaroo Tote and pattern, do one or all of the following to enter.
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The drawing will be on April 15th at 9:00am EST, so you have time to tell all your friends to take a look and enter. Maybe you will get a happy suprise on tax day!

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