Wednesday, September 28, 2011
241 Tote |
When I saw Jill's version of the 241 tote on Flickr I wanted to drop everything and start making It. She is really inspiring with her selection of patterns and colors. It also gave me the much needed push to cut into my Ruby Star Rising Spring fabric... fussy cutting the bees out for a very good reason. The 241 Tote pattern is by Noodlehead and you can purchase the pattern on her blog.
I was a little intimated by the zippers and you can choose not to put them in. I thought this was a good as time as any to start! It wasn't that bad and I definitely need practice on finishing and properly using the zipper foot - but for the first time, it didn't go too bad. The zippers open!
Essex Linen [55 linen/45 cotton] Natural by Robert Kaufmann. I buy this stuff by the bolt because I use it so much. If you can swing the upfront cost it's the best way to buy it - 40% off the yard price through Fabric Depot. I also like PFD Bleach White