Tuesday, July 23, 2013

241 Tote...


I've been meaning to make this bag for awhile now. It's for a friend of mine that deserves a little something special...


This is such a simple, practical pattern and it's the most comfortable purse I've ever carried. The pattern was created by Anna at Noodlehead and is her "241 Tote Pattern." When I first bought this pattern I made about 10 bags for family and friends immediately. It's such a fun, easy pattern to follow.


I enlarged the pattern to make a bigger tote and added two pockets to the lining. One can never have too many pockets in a bag...


There are these roomy pockets on the outside of the bag too...


I bought the linen-like fabric from Fabricworm. It's from "Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen Parchment" line. I love this line of 100% cotton fabrics that have a linen look. The birdie fabric is from the "Noteworthy" line for Moda and the little "egg" fabric is from the "Aviary" line by 3 Sisters for Moda. I love how the fabrics play off each other without being too similar...


When I started my blog it was all about totes and purses. As I made this tote it felt kind of good to get back to my roots.

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1 comment:

mequilter9158 said...

I would definitely love The Princess and The Pea pattern to win. Perfect for a couple little grand-nieces who are our princesses.