It is no secret that I love bags. Behind sewing clothing for myself, bags are a close second favorite when I sit down to my sewing machine. Not only do I love sewing bags, I also love buying them! Purses, totes, overnight bags, etc., etc., etc. It’s a real problem. So if you need a bag, give me a call… I probably have one you can borrow (or keep, I probably won’t realize you have it!).
When Lindsay Conner, co-auther of On the Go Bags, asked if I would like to review her new book, I immediately said yes, because: BAGS. ha! I loved flipping through the ebook version, seeing all the different styles her and Janelle MacKay came up with; there are some really well-thought-out bags and other style organizers in this book. Since I just had my sweet Tinsley 2 months ago, I haven’t had a chance to actually sit down and sew any of them, but I have virtually dog-eared the Park Blanket (it folds into itself!!) and the Travel Toiletry Organizer.
Luckily for me, Lindsay sewed a “Mom’s Minivan Organizer” for the Art Gallery Fabrics Canvas lookbook in my Happy Home canvas print. I told her how much I loved it and SHE SENT IT TO ME! Is that not the sweetest?! I LOVE the functionality of this “bag” and actually use it ALL. THE. TIME. Since we had our baby, I had to move my sewing studio outside of our home (too small of a space here!), so I use it (almost) daily to transport things to and from “work”. I keep a sewing machine at home so I can work on projects at night after Tinsley goes to sleep and this organizer is the perfect size to do so.
It’s perfect, right? Pre-order your printed copy of the book HERE (available 12/14 – what a perfect Christmas gift!) or use the same link to purchase the ebook that is available now! Click through these other blogs to see more inspiration from On the Go Bags.
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
Want to win a copy of the book for yourself?! Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite kinds of bags to sew; one lucky reader will win their own! ((US residents will win a hard copy; international residents will win an ebook version; giveaway ends 12/15/15))
Happy Sewing! xoxo, Caroline