Tuesday, May 03, 2011

So busy . . .

Before I begin this post, I'd like to thank those who already voted and ask those who have not to go to "Today's Top 20" and vote for my Manfred Tooth Pillow Pattern! You can cast your vote on the upper left-hand sidebar. Thank you! I appreciate it so much.


I'm busy this week trying to finish projects for Mother's Day and baby showers! Tons to do, but I thought I'd show you one of the projects I worked on this weekend. I made this for someone very special in my life. She's always been a wonderful example of motherhood to me and I love her so much!


This pattern is the 241 Tote Pattern that you can find at Noodlehead. I adore this pattern. Can't say enough about it! I made a tote from this pattern for myself several weeks ago and it is the most comfortable purse I've ever carried. Ever.


I paired muslin fabric with two beautiful prints. The printed fabric on this tote is the brain child of designer Joel Dewberry from his Aviary 2 collection. It's a gorgeous line filled with color and movement. I've bought a trunk load of it and I'm using it this week on various projects.

{I've made a few deviations to the 241 pattern to better suit my needs. I made it 2" wider by adding .5" to the center folded seam of the front panel, and I included two pockets on the inside of the tote. I also use fusible interfacing on every part - except the pocket linings - of this tote.}

9 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just fabulous Suzanne! I need to make another!

Paula said...

I REALLY love this one. So elegant. You do such a great job on these bags. Lovely.

Bridget said...

Any plans to put these in your etsy shop?

~Carla~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love that fabric! I just ordered the purples & turquoise of this line.... This colour scheme is next on my *wish list*!!!!

Julie said...

You ALWAYS find such gorgeous fabrics. I am sure the special recipient of this gift will LOVE it.

Suzanne said...

Bridget,
I don't have any plans of putting these bags in my Etsy shop. This bag -- although easy enough to make -- takes time to put together. That translates into a higher priced bag and I've found that in the last year people are not willing to spend $50+ on a bag when they can purchase one similar to -- although not as nice ;o) -- for less than half the price at Target! I prefer making them for those I love!

Mia said...

Oh WOW! It is gorgeous. Those fabrics are perfect together.

Jenn said...

I still can't get over how much I like the looks of this bag/pattern and truly wish someone would make one for ME! :) I don't have enough time to sew for myself nowadays. Lovely fabric!!

Maryam said...

Really cute bag! Cecy showed me all the cool pockets inside hers. Those come in handy!