The most recent theme for Le-Challenge is the word "round." It was an easy decision to make myself a 241 tote after having had so much fun making a few for gifts at Christmas.
I had fun pulling fabrics from my stash: an Echino remnant from making this bag ages ago, a scrap from making this quilt, brown bees on pink, and a Japanese Cinderella print.
For this bag, I used a rectangle ring on just one side of the bag and I like the look much better than having a ring on both sides.
Here's a better picture of that adorable Cinderella fabric. My three year old daughter LOVES the character and it was fun to use this fabric.
Sewing the curved seams of this bag is not difficult at all. You've just got to take it slowly and remember to clip the seam after you've sewn it. I have been sewing curves in bags for several years now and I have found that doing so has prepared me for sewing curves in garments. It's great when skills learned become part of one's "toolbox."
Linking up to Le Challenge, Finish it up Friday, and Scraptastic Tuesday.