Normally, I'm not one to sew gifts for people outside of my immediate family. Mainly because I feel like my sewing has to be perfect and I get really stressed out. I made an exception for my best friend's birthday. After all, when you've known someone for 25 years they are part of your family.:)
Everything Tote from Weekend Sewing
I used a home decor print from Joann's for the outside and a flamingo print for the lining. I made the same modifications I did for my tote last summer. I also incorporated a few more. The inside patch pocket is a bit deeper and I also used a heavy interfacing for where the handles open up and sit on the shoulder.
The most important mod in my opinion is a zippered pocket. Perfect for stashing keys and other small important objects that could fall out of the patch pocket or get lost in the main section of the bag. I hope my dear friend likes the bag!