Summer 241

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

Summer 241 - NoodleheadHere’s a project I finished up last week, a 241 Tote for my friend’s sister. I don’t usually take on projects like this one, but I had helped pick out the fabrics a few years ago for it so it was fun seeing it come together.

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

It’s summer and it means that there’s even less sewing time than usual. My girls are involved in a bunch of activities, so I’ve been jumping from place to place without taking much time to get creative in between. I’m trying to fix that a bit because I know that sewing and being creative just makes any day better. The other day I was cleaning up my sewing table and couldn’t move this project aside anymore. I had successfully ignored it for a few weeks. The 241 Tote can be such a quick sew especially without the zippers, and this one was. I did check the clock and I think I was finished in about 2 hours. I’d say that’s definitely a great summer project recipe: being creative + a little bit of time = fun finished project.

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

I thought it was kind of fun to make the strap have a rectangle ring. It was a fun little detail I don’t think I would have thought of until I decided I wanted the strap a little longer. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation this is a fun solution. It’s also a great place to hook a key ring to as well.

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

After I was finished with the tote I was gathering up the scraps and decided to put together a quick zippered pouch, too! Can’t resist a zippered pouch!

Summer 241 - Noodlehead

My sewing list keeps growing and growing. And getting projects like this 241 finished up definitely lets me move on to something new. I actually ditched my sewing list a few years ago, but within the last six months or so I’ve started using one again. It’s nice to check over the list and feel inspired to get something started at least. Do you have a summer sewing list?

Pattern: 241 Tote
Fabrics: Momo for Avant Garden canvas for Moda,
Kokka lightweight canvas (similar here),
Urban Chiks Nomad for Moda
(these are all a few years old unfortunately, so they might be difficult to track down)

Summer 241 - Noodlehead


8 thoughts on “Summer 241

  1. erin says:

    So cute! I don’t have a sewing list, but I should write it all down instead of relying on my mind to keep it all straight. Right now I am working on a quilt for our school and a couple of quilt alongs. A double gauze quilt is also on the horizon!

  2. Verena says:

    The 241 Tote is still one of my favorite patterns- and I have sewn lots of bags 🙂
    And the one you are showing ist just beautiful!
    Lucky friends sister!

  3. Michelle N says:

    Oh man, I’ve been thinking about a cross body bag for a couple weeks now. This may be the one! Beautiful work Anna!

  4. Ellyn says:

    cute! I keep a running sewing list on a cute chalkboard in my studio

  5. Marta says:

    Una borsa bella estiva.

  6. Megan says:

    The bag is awesome. Just had to share this pic… since my baby would match your bag! 😉

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Awe! that’s so cute!

  7. The 241 Tote is definitely one of my favorite summer bag patterns. I love your choice of fabrics, the bag looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Anna!

    – Leanna

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