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!