|Channeling My Inner Hippie - 241 Tote|
Here is the link if you would like to make one of your own:
Anna Graham 241 Tote Pattern
The main fabric I used reminded me of a sort of sepia toned Peter Max piece.
It seemed to want peace sign fabric inside. I fooled with the pockets a little to make them different feeling by touch, always a help when a person is groping around the inside of their purse.
Just for fun, I played with my sewing machine's fancy stitches:
|Side Pocket Stitches|
This is a bag with a very outgoing "purse-sonality", which sometimes startles me, because I am kind of a shy person. People seem to like it and I'm often asked where I got it. That's one of the fun things about sewing bags, isn't it? You know that you have created something unique.
Here is one last photo - another recreation of the 241, which I made for my daughter. It is done up in brown paisley corduroy, a fabric she chose when she was nine years old, for one of her many room decorating schemes. It's an unusual fabric for a young girl to choose, but we both still love it. I added a small top flap with a tigereye button-over-snap closure on the outside of this one and shortened the bag length a little.
|241 Tote in Corduroy, with modifications|
It looks like a completely different bag, doesn't it?
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