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it’s that time of year…

to make you, your friend, or someone special, a new bag to tote around!!!

I’m super excited to share a tiny peak of my new pattern that will hopefully be available for purchase the middle of next week or so. 
I’m calling it the 241 Tote because it’s really two different looking totes in one pattern, gotta love that.  One version is with two exterior side pockets, and the other has two exterior zippered pockets!

Fabrics are from Cloud 9 Fabric‘s latest collection Cut Out & Keep by Heather Moore and they’re just as fabulous in real life as they are in pictures (fabrics available in April I believe).

Have a great weekend!

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47 Responses to it’s that time of year…

  1. Leila 03.18.2011 at 6:18 pm #

    oooh those look fantastic!

  2. Greta 03.18.2011 at 6:21 pm #

    That cloud fabric is AMAZING! How difficult will this pattern be to follow? I am a very limited sewer:)

  3. Grandma G 03.18.2011 at 6:21 pm #

    CUTE! I like the design of the zippered one, especially!

  4. Tezzcan 03.18.2011 at 6:21 pm #


  5. Chris 03.18.2011 at 6:28 pm #

    What a fun pattern, Anna! I hope it’s a great seller for you. Happy Weekend!

  6. Rhonda 03.18.2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Fantastic! How did you know I’m needing a new bag for spring?

  7. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 03.18.2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Great bag, once again! You come up with the best. I’m totally making one of your bags (can’t decide which, yet) for my kids and library trips!

  8. Mary on Lake Pulaski 03.18.2011 at 6:53 pm #

    That’s a smashing shape Anna!

  9. Dana 03.18.2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I love them! I’ll be waiting for the big opening day. You are such a great inspiration Anna! Thanks for keeping me going!

  10. Vanessa 03.18.2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Yay! A new pattern! I don’t know how you do all that you do, lady 😉 Great fabrics-need to go check them out!

  11. Tara-Jean Thiessen 03.18.2011 at 8:14 pm #

    Can’t wait to get my hands on that pattern! It looks great!

  12. Merja 03.18.2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Wow I love that red pattern. Thanks for an awesome blog! I just posted my own gathered clutch that I made from your tutorial so thanks for that too! You’re awesome!

  13. Hannah from FlyChicks 03.18.2011 at 8:41 pm #

    love the bag pattern! is your own design?! too cute!

  14. Sew Much Ado 03.18.2011 at 8:58 pm #

    They look awesome! I especially love the zippered pockets, and the nice clean lines :).

  15. Adin B 03.18.2011 at 9:08 pm #

    such pretty bags. :) Perfect for the spring and summer.

  16. goldwillow 03.18.2011 at 9:43 pm #

    So Sweet! I’m hoping to downgrade from black hole diaper bag to something like this very soon!

  17. Jessica 03.18.2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I love the fabrics you chose. The cut of the bag kind of reminds me of the way Valerie from the last season of project runway cut some of her clothes…I don’t know if you watch PR, but if you don’t this comment is 75% dribbling nonsense. So there you go… Point is I like the bag :)

  18. Gingercake 03.18.2011 at 10:21 pm #

    cute! looks great. i love the side pocket one. fun fabrics too!

  19. dana 03.18.2011 at 11:29 pm #

    oooo. very cute! you are the queen of bags, zippy things, wallets…I guess cute organization type stuff? Can’t wait to see more!

  20. missavene 03.18.2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Beautiful pattern and fabrics :)

  21. sewtakeahike 03.19.2011 at 12:23 am #

    I can’t wait, Anna! The 241 is the bomb!

  22. Needle in a haystack 03.19.2011 at 2:30 am #

    Ok….you gotta hurry with the pattern. I am in love with the exterior pockets one. Like, I NEED it!!! :)

  23. JuneBug 03.19.2011 at 8:08 am #

    Oh I love it, and can’t wait for the pattern :)

  24. Franziska 03.19.2011 at 9:46 am #

    cool, I’ll have to buy that pattern. I’m looking forward to doing so. The clouds fabric is soooo wonderful!

  25. Leslie 03.19.2011 at 10:08 am #

    this is gorgeous. i love the outside pockets.

  26. Kris @ 03.19.2011 at 10:12 am #

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!! i can’t wait!!!

  27. maureencracknell 03.19.2011 at 10:35 am #

    Great pattern and those fabrics are wonderful!!!
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

  28. Kris 03.19.2011 at 11:34 am #

    I can’t wait to make it! I’m going to think up some fabric combos this weekend so I can be ready!

  29. jill 03.19.2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Yea! Anna, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bag pattern with just one handle..looks like I found it. Can’t wait.

  30. luluvision 03.19.2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Very cute!!! I can’t wait!

  31. Rossie 03.19.2011 at 1:30 pm #

    These are awesome!

    If you decide to sell the red sample, please sell it to me! I hope spring has arrived in La Crosse, it seems to be here in Ann Arbor…my windows are open!!!!

  32. virginiamae 03.19.2011 at 3:16 pm #

    So cute! I love Cloud 9 and your pattern is wonderful! I like the zips =)

  33. Sascha 03.19.2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Very cool bag! I also love that red print and when it is available you can bet the Cenzolito will be wearing something made from it.

  34. sandra 03.19.2011 at 6:37 pm #

    I love them both.

  35. Meg 03.19.2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Super cute, Anna! Really. I love the one with the side pockets!

  36. Tanya-Yanata 03.20.2011 at 7:47 am #

    Anna, it’s genius!congrats! PS.I love the one with grey outside pockets. Very useful things!:)

  37. Tatiana 03.20.2011 at 7:52 am #

    Anna, I’d like to tweet about your pattern, but there is no share button (or I just can’t see it? )Any help, please?

  38. jayayceeblog 03.20.2011 at 6:48 pm #

    I love exterior pockets to slide stuff into. Looks like a fabulous pattern!

  39. henny 03.20.2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Cute, lovely design!

  40. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 03.20.2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Another beautiful bag, Anna. I love the version with the two side pockets. Can’t wait to check this new pattern out.

  41. Krista 03.21.2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Awesome! I’m excited for you to release the pattern. I think it would make a great park bag this summer.

    A question for you– do you ever put zippers into the tops of your bags? A friend of mine has been asking me to make her a bag for months, but that’s one of her requirements. Seems so hard, even when I look at tutorials.

  42. Heather 03.21.2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Love the exterior pockets- Looking forward to it!

  43. V and Co. 03.21.2011 at 10:53 pm #

    love it. very very you!!!

  44. Heather 03.22.2011 at 11:47 am #

    now THAT”S what i’m talking about!

    bring the pattern on!

    Xo, H

  45. erica 03.23.2011 at 10:29 am #

    These are adorable bags! I especially love the red cloud print. And Yes!! I’d love that pattern.

  46. Jeannie 03.23.2011 at 11:57 am #

    I think I better start looking for some fun zippers!!


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