Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

A New Summer Bag!

241-Tote

Sometimes you just need to make yourself a new bag. Last Friday was one of those days. I always love Anna’s patterns so I decided on her super hip 241 Tote. It’s an instant download when you buy it ~ love getting things immediately!

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I have been hanging on to this Ruby Star Spring fabric by Melody Miller for quite some time. It’s a cotton/linen blend and I thought it would be perfect for a bag. I paired it up with two Essex linens – Sand and Putty. I’m always a bit intimidated to work with linen because of all the shifting but the Essex linens are really nice and behave (most of the time).

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The pattern was great to follow, even for those of us that are 3-dimensionally challenged. ;) Here’s a view of the other side of the bag.

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I used another Ruby Star Spring print on the inside and you can see there is also an magnetic snap enclosure.

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Can’t wait to take this bag out on the town!

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20 Responses to “A New Summer Bag!”

  1. 1
    randi says:

    What a great bag! I love your fabric choices and how to placed them. Very nice, Faith!

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    Mary says:

    Oh lovely, I finished my first 241 last night! Need to find time to photograph it next!

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    anna says:

    i love it faith, and I didn’t notice the two tones of linen before, awesome!!! I kind of want to come steal it from you!!! :)

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    Karen says:

    The bag is perfect for summer and a great use of Ruby Star. I haven’t tried Essex Linen and should if it behaves better than the wiggly linen I struggled with on my latest bag.

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    Nik T says:

    Gosh I love it. Excellent fabric choices!

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    elsa says:

    This bag is so pretty! I need a new bag and have this pattern! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Ginny says:

    I love this and the way you mixed the linen and large prints! Been to chicken to try the linen yet — this bag has put it on my to do list now!

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    Christina says:

    It’s lovely! I recently bought the 241 pattern and love it too!!!

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    Terry says:

    Nice work – very summery :)

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    happy zombie says:

    This is the best bag ever, and I love Anna’s pattern and instructions. I love yours with Melody’s fabric and the linen. It’s so beautiful, Faith! I want to make another 241 and use some of my Melody fabric too. And my Heather Ross fabs. And my Ikea fabric. And, and, and.

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    Debbie says:

    I love this pattern and your choice of fabric is so fun.

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    Amanda says:

    This bag is adorable! I think I may need to track down some Ruby Star fabrics! This is the perfect use for them.

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    sandy says:

    I love this bag! I am going to make one for my daughter!

    Thank you

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    Kara says:

    That is awesome! Now I want to make one! Or you could make one for me. You know it’s my birthday week coming up – lol. You’ve got time for that, right? ;)

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    natski says:

    I love the fabric you used(ruby star spring) Do you remember where you got it from?

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    Lori C. says:

    It’s beautiful! Love the pattern, it looks very functional. I hate nappy fabrics because of their shiftiness, but, I didn’t know linen does that too. Thanks for the info!

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    Franziska says:

    It looks great. I have bought the pattern, too, long time ago. Someday I’ll have my own bag, too.

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    Sarah says:

    Alright, that does it! These bags have been popping up all over and your post put me over the edge to order this bag pattern. It’s gorgeous!

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