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:IMG_1460

Cotton + Steel (again!) with a Dear Stella pinstripe and Kona Navy:IMG_1587

Amy Butler with Carolyn Friedlander Botanics and Kona Navy:IMG_1594Cloud 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!