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!



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

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

  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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