It's been a few months since the last time I made a "Sporty Strap Pack," so I decided to remake another one! The pattern for this shoulder backpack can be found in my book (with co-author Janelle MacKay) On the Go Bags.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE it when the horses are out? My favorite park to photograph sewing projects is just 5 minutes from my house, and they occasionally make a cameo in my photos (like the Citrus & Mint quilt, a free pattern I shared last summer over at Craft Buds).
Inside this bag you can see a peek of a Carolyn Friedlander print. I was planning to make this the featured fabric of another Sporty Strap Pack, but I just didn't love it for this bag. (You can see what it would look like here in my Instagram feed... it's a little busy with the pocket!) It's a great lining, though.
The featured fabric I decided on is from Anna Maria Horner's Honor Roll collection. I thought this print paired nicely with Denim Essex Linen, which I used on the the pocket flap, zipper flap and strap facing. Another version of this bag which I made in black Essex Linen is featured on the book's cover.
I finished and dropped off this bag today at Anna Maria's fabric shop for a store sample. If you stop by, be sure pick up a Sprinkles cupcake from the new cupcake ATM on your way home. As you can see, I'm a big fan!