241 tote aka Pinspiration numero – cincuenta y siete
Paul and I were going on a cruise soon and I thought this would be a good bag to carry the essentials needed when we were docked. I taped the pattern together and cut out the pieces . When I went to the fabric store I was drawn to the green/yellow batik print. I had wanted something bright and colorful. The yellow just called out to me.
This was my first time working with pieces that were not just straight edges. I traced the pattern onto the fabric and interfacing and then cut them out. It was so tedious. I vowed to never cut pieces that were not a straight edge. But then I made this nightgown and realized that it’s not as bad as it was that first time and fell in love.
It was also my first time sewing a curve like this. I looked up a bunch of reviews on the tote so I could get some opinions on how to sew this together. Also, I was facetiming with my mom and niece.
So I got the shell completed. I love how all the colors play off each other.The yellows and pinks.
Sorry about the blurry picture. This was the best I had and I wanted to at least show the tote in full use.
I really liked the way it turned out and I totally plan on making more. However, I would probably make it about 15% bigger. This was definitely a good size for the cruise but for everyday I would need it bigger. I’m still in love with these colors too. They’re just so bright and cheery.