Bags, bags, bags
I don’t endorse things I don’t really believe in, so when I say something is great, I really think it’s great. I had heard and seen plenty about the Noodlehead 241 tote bag, and I decided to buy the pattern when I was looking for that one thing that I’d like to make for handmade Christmas gifts. It was so straightforward (though it took me a few minutes to realize I needed to tape some pattern pieces together) and good for people like me, who experience a tiny bit of anxiety when faced with making something three-dimensional.
Though the bags were fun to make, the real fun for me was picking just the right fabric for the recipient, and figuring out which fabrics would play well together. I’m really happy with how they all came out.
All in all, I made six totes (the last of which I gave yesterday, which is why I’m writing a post about Christmas a month late). Here they are. Roll call!
Cotton + Steel butterflies plus Meadow plus Kona Navy:
Cotton + Steel check and tigers with Andover gray chambray:
Cotton + Steel (again!) with a Dear Stella pinstripe and Kona Navy:
Amy Butler with Carolyn Friedlander Botanics and Kona Navy:Cloud 9 Miscellany with Kona Pink and Kona Black (with a peek of Carolyn Friedlander Architextures inside):
Cotton + Steel (I know) with Zen Chic and Kona Navy:
Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!
I love my tote! Love how you matched the fabrics to the recipient’s tastes as well. I will have to make one for little G, though. I keep finding my tote in her room. Ha!
I was just thinking about this bag! I’m in the market for a new bag pattern. It is so fun seeing all the different fabric combinations you chose!
I can tell you put a lot of thought and care into each fabric selection. Also, good to know the pattern might be one I could try one day when I am brave enough to leave the 2D quilting world. 🙂
Those are fantastic.
Impossible to tell which one I prefer: they’re all gorgeous!! Your fabric choices are flawless!! I’m sure you’ve made six friends very happy!
Was I the last to get my bag? Oh, how I love it…so lucky to have a sewing buddy like you!
You were the last! I’m so glad you like it!
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