Friday, December 11, 2015

Tablet Shoulder Bag from 'On the Go Bags'

On the Go Bags (Dec. 2015, Stash Books)

Hello, and welcome to visitors from the On the Go Bags blog tour!

When Janelle and I started this process of writing a book together from two different countries, we had a vision in mind. We contacted some of our favorite bag pattern designers to see if they could see themselves as a part of the project, and to our surprise, most of them said yes!

The result is a book of 15 bag and organizer pattern that have multiple, specific purposes. They are all suited to fit your busy, on-the-move lifestyle... to keep the essentials at an arm's reach. We couldn't be more proud to unveil the final project to you this month.

If you'd like to order a signed copy, I'm offering free U.S. shipping and I'll do my best to get it to you by Christmas!

For a look at more projects in the book, here's a little video trailer...

Today I'm sharing a bag I've remade from the book (twice, actually!). This is the "Tablet Shoulder Bag" designed by Sara Lawson. Sara made hers in Tula Pink fabrics, and you can see it in her post here.

This is the version I sewed for the Blend Fabrics booth at fall Quilt Market. It features prints from Flora + Fauna collection by Brenda Walton.

Inside this bag is a padded pocket which is the perfect size for your iPad, tablet or e-reader! There's also a magnetic snap and a really fun detail in the pocket flap. This is the second version of the Tablet Shoulder Bag, and there may be more in my future! It's a great beginner-friendly bag that is quick to stitch... and it makes a great gift!

As with other bags from the book, you can use this for many purposes. So even if you don't have a tablet (I don't!), this is a great little bag for your wallet, cell phone and other essentials.

Did I mention that there are 15 projects in the book? Full-size patterns are included for those patterns that require it, and others use simple dimensional cutting instructions! If you are new to sewing bags, there are 14 pages of techniques and tips, like using interfacing and stabilizers, sewing piping and bias binding and installing hardware.

On the Go Bags Blog Tour  

Don't forget to follow the rest of the blog tour for some giveaways!

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


  1. I'm enjoying seeing all the projects along the blog hop. They all look do-able and practical.

  2. Love this Bag too!!! (I don't have a Tablet either...) Shoulder Bags are my favorite every day way to go!! Yours is soooo cool! Love the fabrics used too! :)

  3. What a great book - I like the Tablet Shoulder Bag!

  4. I really like this Tablet Shoulder Bag. I am enjoying all the sites on the blog hop. Hope I win one of the copies of the book.

  5. I like the Tablet Bag. I always stuff mine in my purse and this would be so convenient for carrying at the airport.

  6. Your bags look great! I love a good crossbody bag, not too big!

  7. The more I see this book, the more I want it. It is time for this ol' bag to make a new bag.

  8. I want to see more. I make my own bags so this is just up my alley. I love crossbody bags

  9. I really like this bag, I carry my IPad Mini all the time so this would be great.

  10. This is a great bag! Thanks for the review.

  11. What a great selection of bags! i love every one of them, this included.

  12. This bag is also on my to sew list!

  13. Loving all the different projects in this amazing book - so many options for life's adventures!

  14. Thanks Lindsay, hope you got my email


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