Sunday, September 16, 2012

241 Tote Bag Finished!

So I did it!  I finished my very first 241 Tote Bag!  You'll remember that I bought the pattern a while ago on Noodlehead's website because at the time, I was seeing lots and lots of gorgeous 241 bags popping up all over blogland.  I wanted one... desperately!  :-)

For my first try at completing this pattern, I decided to use fabric I really didn't pay a lot of money for and wasn't particularly attached to.  I wanted to make sure I had the skills needed to make the bag without making a huge mess out of it before cutting into my more expensive fabric.  I also wanted to see how long it would take me to make one of these bags because I was thinking of making one for the ladies in my life as Christmas gifts.

A little over a month ago, I chose the fabric and cut all the pieces I would need to make the bag.  Then I realized I didn't have any interfacing or magnetic snaps.  So I put the pieces and the pattern into one of my storage bins and it stayed there for a couple of weeks.  Last weekend, I pieced about half the bag.  I blogged about it here.

And this weekend, I finally finished it.


I made the version with the exterior pockets, but chose not to add the zipper pockets.  I love this bag!  Not because of the fabric I chose, but the structure and the size are absolutely perfect.

I'm really not a fast sewist and this bag came together really fast (once I had all the materials needed!) and easily.  This would be a perfect gift and I cannot wait to get started on making more!


Hope you all had a great weekend!

Izzy

3 comments:

  1. I'm really liking it? So how many more are you going to make?

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  2. Thanks for the review! The bag looks great!

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  3. Your bag tuned out beautifully. I've been wanting to make this pattern but have been a little intimidated. Now I think I'll give it a try!

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