Lori Burrow from I Sew Cute shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make a set of matching tote bags for a child and a doll. They’re made with a sturdy denim fabric and have pockets on either end. Make a matching set, or just make one size or the other. The child sized bag would also make a great pool bag. Bottles of water or sunscreen could go in the end pockets. Go to Sew, Mama, Sew! for the tutorial.
[photo from Dolly Outfitters on Sew, Mama, Sew!]