I made up this little tote as a going away present for a really great friend. We only just started getting crafty together, when a new job mean moving pretty far away. Everyone is bummed, and I'm sure this little girl is going to be asking for her friend (my friend's daughter is the same age) for a while before she understands what "moved away" means.
So I whipped up a little 241 Tote from Noodlehead as a going away present. It was the first time with this pattern, but the Super Tote and Open Wide Pouches worked so well, I just jumped right in. I love Anna's patterns! They're really easy to sew up, but they have fun details that make them look more involved than they really are.
I left off the zippers because I was chicken, but the rest of it came together really quickly. I dipped into my pile of Echino to find a fun center print, then picked a nice solid to coordinate and put them together with some black linen.
I love when I don't have to go anywhere for supplies to a project. I had everything for this already in my stash, including some piping for the inner pocket to make it stand out, interfacing (which I never have!), and the magnetic snaps. I'm going to have to put in a bulk order of those snaps; they're super easy to install and are the best closures ever.
The bag was heavily twirl tested, and stood up to all the G's the little girl could give it. Now it's on to it's future home, and hopefully we'll be able to visit it, and our friends, soon.
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday!