So this past Christmas I received a request from boyfriend's mom from us for Mother's Day. She wants a BIG tote bag. She currently has one that she loves and uses at the beach/on vacations, etc etc. Her request included something with exterior pockets, the one she has now has flap closures on them, as well as a zippered closure (i'm thinking recessed) and BIG.
So immediately I jump online and try and see if I can come up with something, but nothing out there really has exterior pockets, and if it does, they don't have closures (doesn't need to be flaps).
I like the look of the Anna Marie Horner Art Student Tote and she liked the size of option B - 24" x 17.5" x 4" -- which is why I was thinking recessed zipper.
If anyone has any thoughts, patterns, ideas, etc etc. I'd REALLY appreciate it. I'm aware that i'm super early but if it comes down to me needing to devise something, i'd like to have the time for trial and error.