Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for On the Go Bags—15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay (Stash Books). I was so excited when Lindsay and Janelle asked me to contribute a project to this book, I love bags with a purpose, and this is an amazing collection of them. The book is available this month at CTPub.com and January 7th on Amazon! Add it to your holiday wishlist now, and comment below for your chance to win a copy!
Here’s a small sampling of the projects in the book:
The Padded Bag Insert by Samanthy Hussey is something I’d readily make and use. I’m always hesitant to make or invest in a full camera bag, because I don’t want to commit to one fabric, size, or style. With this insert, any bag is turned into the perfect camera bag, and it can easily be swapped from one bag to the next.
I use a variety of different bags and organizers in my minivan, but this Mom’s Minivan Organizer by Sara Curtis is a fabulous alternative, it will hold and organize everything, instead of having it all floating around and hard to find!
I love that Lindsay Conner’s Travel Toiletry Organizer has a couple expandable pockets without being too over-sized. It has just enough space to hang the important things, without being too flat to fit it all. Perfect for traveling with the essentials plus a bit extra.
And this is my project from the book: the Snap-and-Go Sewing or Art Case. I had been wanting a sewing case with interchangeable pockets because I am always changing my mind about which project I’ll bring to work on while I’m out (3 kids = lots of waiting!), so I designed this case with pockets that snap out so I can keep all the projects ready, without unpacking my bag (or having too many). Here’s a photo of the inside too:
Tuesday, Dec 1: Shannon Fabrics / Sew Sweetness
Wednesday, Dec 2: Clover & Violet / Ann Kelle
Thursday, Dec 3: Radiant Home Studio / Melly Sews
Friday, Dec 4: Sew Caroline / Mia’s Creations
Saturday, Dec 5: ikat bag / imagine gnats
Monday, Dec 7: sewVery / The Girl Inspired
Tuesday, Dec 8: Stash Books / Fabric Mutt
Wednesday, Dec 9: Pellon
Thursday, Dec 10: Simple Simon and Co / Mrs. H
Friday, Dec 11: Emmaline Bags / Lindsay Sews
Monday, Dec 13: Sew, Mama, Sew
And, no tour would be complete without a
Would you like to win a copy of On the Go Bags? Leave a comment on this post telling us what style of bag is most useful in your everyday life and why. Giveaway ends 12/15 at midnight EST, and we’ll choose one random winner. U.S. winner will receive a hard copy, and winner outside the U.S. will receive an e-Book.