Saturday morning I got up bright and early and dragged all my stuff and my camera outside and had a very successful photoshoot.
The thing I was most excited to photograph was my new bag. I've been wanting to make a bag using Anna of Noodlehead's 241 Tote pattern for awhile and thought that my fun new New York print fabric would be perfect.
Ta-DA! Here it is! My new New York 241 Tote.
Anna's pattern was really easy to follow. I don't think I made any alterations to the pattern as I went. Well, I made the inside pocket smaller than the directions called for, but it was only because I had a scrap that I wanted to use that was smaller than the size the pattern called for.
I really love this bag. It's such a great shape and can hold a deceptive amount of stuff.
The inside is lined with a red polka dot. I'm a sucker for polka dots.
I think I'm going to make myself a wallet to match using either the check book pattern from Amy Butler's Style Stitches or the 3 Layer Clutch from Gingercake Patterns. Has anyone made either of these patterns? Do you have any useful tips I should know about? Which do you think I should choose?
I'm entering this bag in the Summer Sewing Series at Ellison Lane Quilts as well as linking this post up with a few linky parties.
I'm also super excited to mention the "Christmas in July" series starting up in the beginning of July over at Sew Festive Handmade. I'm looking forward to making some Christmas decorations!!!
p.s I just found out that there's another "Christmas in July" blog hop going on over at Don't Call Me Betsy