I took a lot of photos of this one, but I think I will spare you the detailed process story—I’m kind of picnicked out. Especially given that it is most emphatically Fall now.
This was a birthday gift for a friend, a picnic tote to take to outdoor concerts, movies and shows.
And my inspiration? Ballet boxes, with separate bottom compartments to carry dance shoes. Like so:
By the same principle, giving a wine bottle its own separate pocket means that nothing else in your bag gets smushed—or damp, if you’re toting a sweating bottle of white.
I bought a plain tote bag at a craft store, and created a separate wine pocket, just by adding a seam and a zipper to the bottom section:
Final product. I threw in a bottle of wine, and then we were ready to picnic!
a. reusable solo cups
b. favorite snacks
c. battery-powered tealights
e. hand sanitizer
f. homemade napkins
g. tote bag with zippered wine pocket