pattern, sewing

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!

47 thoughts on “it’s that time of year…

  1. Leila says:

    oooh those look fantastic!

  2. Greta says:

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

  3. Grandma G says:

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

  4. Chris says:

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

  5. Rhonda says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. That’s a smashing shape Anna!

  8. Dana says:

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

  9. Vanessa says:

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

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

  11. Merja says:

    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!

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

  13. Sew Much Ado says:

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

  14. Adin B says:

    such pretty bags. 🙂 Perfect for the spring and summer.

  15. goldwillow says:

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

  16. Jessica says:

    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 🙂

  17. Gingercake says:

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

  18. dana says:

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

  19. missavene says:

    Beautiful pattern and fabrics 🙂

  20. sewtakeahike says:

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

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

  22. JuneBug says:

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

  23. Franziska says:

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

  24. Leslie says:

    this is gorgeous. i love the outside pockets.

  25. I LOVE THIS!!!!!! i can’t wait!!!

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

  27. Kris says:

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

  28. jill says:

    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.

  29. luluvision says:

    Very cute!!! I can’t wait!

  30. Rossie says:

    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!!!!

  31. virginiamae says:

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

  32. Sascha says:

    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.

  33. sandra says:

    I love them both.

  34. Meg says:

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

  35. Tanya-Yanata says:

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

  36. Tatiana says:

    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?

  37. jayayceeblog says:

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

  38. henny says:

    Cute, lovely design!

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

  40. Krista says:

    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.

  41. Heather says:

    Love the exterior pockets- Looking forward to it!

  42. V and Co. says:

    love it. very very you!!!

  43. Heather says:

    now THAT”S what i’m talking about!

    bring the pattern on!

    Xo, H

  44. erica says:

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

  45. Jeannie says:

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

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