10 minutes after Anna-Noodlehead posted that the Poolside Tote was available for purchase, I had it printed out!
I then printed it out again at 80%. At 80% you can cut each panel from a FQ. I kept the original width of handles and accents, but scaled the pocket and adjusted a few measurements by eye.
As with all Anna's patterns, the instructions were super clear and easy to follow and I will be making another at 100% for sure!
Now in the spirit of using what I have, I didn't have any wadding, or fusible fleece, so I used some thermal batting!! I have had it in my stash since about day one, when I spotted that I could make oven gloves and other useful things in the name of quilting. I have never made such things!
So my bag is super padded!
Bonus comment from a 7 year old, "Did you put the leather bit on the zip? It looks like a proper one!"
I can definitely recommend the pattern; my reduced-scale is a great size, but I can't wait to go large!