my new bag

My good friend Anna came out with another fabulous bag pattern- the Go Anywhere Bag!
I’m sure you guys have seen the other amazing versions she and her pattern testers have made. I had to make one for myself, of course. I LOVE Anna’s patterns, and this one looked big enough, for me, to get the job done. (I’m somewhat of a Boy Scout when it comes to my diaper bag. I like to “be prepared” for anything…even though I haven’t changed a diaper on the go in months….or used much of my plentiful stock of princess band aids)

She suggests home dec weight fabric, so off I went to Etsy to find some cute stuff. I found this gorgeous fabric by Denyse Schmidt. The grey floral is Posie in Slate, and the yellow scallops is Scallop Stripe in Ginger. Both from her County Fair line. I got them from this shop, for a screaming deal. ($7/yard. sah-weet!)

My aqua dot lining is from the Lecien line.

 I absolutely love all the pockets (there’s one inside the bag too) and the piping on the pockets. Adorable! I wonder if I should have used the aqua dots on the outside instead of the yellow scallops…oh well! Too late now, and I still love it. I apparently should not wait til the last moment to insert magnetic snaps though, they’re totally off!

I should really learn to measure better.

All in all, another great pattern from Anna, and a sturdy tote with tons of room for my over the top preparedness tendencies. Win-win!


  1. It’s so pretty! Want want want! 😉

  2. That’s really pretty! I love the grey fabric. The colours are lovely.

  3. fantastic1 It’s such a great bag- it’s certainly going on my to do list! I love your fabric choices and I think the grey on the outside is perfect!

  4. Your bag is gorgeous…I just bough the book “Bagmaking bible” so will be attempting a bag soon.

  5. truly gorgeous fabric! and a gorgeous bag :)

  6. I love your fabric choices, and thanks for sharing about this new pattern!

  7. I love it! I still need to make mine if I can find some time!!!

  8. it’s so beautiful jess!!! I love it. and the fabrics you picked are amazing!!!

  9. Perfect fabric choices, Jess. Anna rocks. I need to make one up soon.

  10. I made this bag too and I LOVE it! It really holds everything and looks great! Your fabric choices are fantastic – thanks for sharing the link to the shop, too! :)

  11. Love it! Great fabric combo! And you’re such an enabler, lol. I had no idea that Posie print was still available anywhere and at such an awesome price. Hmmm. . . .

  12. I just adore the yellow scallop fabric!

  13. I love this bag! I’m glad the grey fabric is on the outside. Your fabric choices are awesome!

  14. Love it, and glad to hear it’s another winner from Anna. I can’t wait to make one :) Great fabric selection… love the scallops.

  15. Adorei seu blog! Seus trabalhos são maravilhosos!!

  16. Cute bag! I saw pattern tester Gail’s bag in person last week and I definitely need to make one of these. Love your fabric choices. The aqua looks great on the inside! :)

  17. OMG so cute! Very lovely! Cute fabric also!


  18. Such a pretty bag, Jess. :)

  19. It looks very gorgeous! I am sure that you can put plenty of stuffs here, plus it has some nice pockets too. I love the color and the flower design.

  20. Oh that’s reeeaally nice! I love the grey fabric. I’ve just made the 241 Tote and it looks like I’ll have to add this one to my to do list as well.

  21. Adorable! I love the fabric combos that you chose!

  22. Loved it so much I went and bought the same fabrics! Great job!

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