I used up the left over Heirloom from the last 241 tote I made.
It's a great pattern that sews together really quickly and would be a great beginner project; not least because you only need a fat quarter for the exterior and less for the lining. However, this is a free pattern and the instructions maybe aren't so clear about every last detail, so if you are a beginner you really need to read them through several times before you start. If you've made a bag or three before it's super simple and quick. I omitted the button detailing on the exterior because I've not got that many fancy buttons and I didn't want the bag to suddenly look a bit 'hand knitted' because I'd skimped on the finishing details.
I got on so well with bag number one I decided to make a second with some more left over Heirloom fabric from the last 241 tote I made. I didn't have enough to do the strap, so I decided I'd use some of the Klona fabric I've used for both bag's linings, for the strap. So it didn't look too random I used the same fabric for the top part of the bag exterior.
I think it adds a nice contrast. Two more presents on the list sorted and as these come together so quickly they might be good options for another couple of people.
I hope you've all had a good weekend.