I've been wanting to make myself a new bag for awhile. I've been hauling around the same old diaper bag for almost 5 years now, even though at this point it is pretty empty with my youngest being almost three. I just don't have the need to haul around a bunch of baby
crap stuff anymore!
The problem is I have just been very indecisive about both the pattern and fabrics I wanted to use for a new bag. I know it shouldn't be a big deal...it's not the first and not that last bag I will make, but I just couldn't seem to get inspired about it. So I put it off, and put it off, and well, you know how it goes.
However, as I would do my random bag pattern searches, hoping to get a little inspiration, I kept coming back to the 241 Tote...you know, the one that is all over the internet made in every fabric possible? Yeah, that one. Let's be honest, it's just a darn cute bag! So anyway, that was kindof in my mind when I walked into my LQS and saw the new line of "The Ghastlies" on the shelf.
That was it. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with that fabric. And thus, my 241 Tote was born!
Honestly, I can't decide which side I like better!
And here is the interior. The lining is another print from the "Ghastly" line called "ghastly clovers", I believe. The other fabrics are a matching Sketch (charcoal, maybe?) and a random pink polka dot fat quarter they had in the store. Truthfully, when I found that pink polka dot in the EXACT shade and tone as the cheeks of the characters, I knew it was meant to be.
And I just love this "ghastly" little couple that peeks out at me from the pocket every time I look inside:
I followed the pattern exactly EXCEPT that I lined the body of the bag with fusible fleece instead of the cotton woven interfacing (I still interfaced the handle and pockets with the cotton woven interfacing), and, as seen above, I made the pocket a little differently so that I could have the polka dot band showing on top.
I just love it!