Earlier this year I made a cute 241 tote that I ended up never carrying (pattern here). Really just a bit too cute for me to feel comfortable with it in public. So last weekend I decided to bite the bullet and make a new one. I love the style, but the last one was a lot of work for my burgeoning skills.
Several episodes of The Good Wife and voila! It was done. Much easier than I remember, most likely due to the awesomeness of my new sewing machine. I used Echino (Gothic) which is stunning. And some dark grey-brown linen that I love.
Look at how much George the Cat loves this bag!!
I skipped the exterior pockets and stuck with one zippered pocket – I think that makes the tote look a bit punk rock – especially with the bright orange zipper. Those diagonal zippered pockets are design genius by the reliably genius Ms. Anna Graham.
The interior is a quilting cotton print of a Parisian street map. So love this fabric.
This tote is much more sophisticated, yet still notable for its adorableness. I am not sure this will be the last 241 Tote I make. I would love to make one for a friend or two and for my mom. But not today.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Friday! Woot woot.