Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sporty Strap Pack in Anna Maria Horner Fabrics

Sporty Strap Pack

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.

Sporty Strap Pack

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).
Sporty Strap Pack

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.

Sporty Strap Pack

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!


  1. I love this bag! Is the pattern sold separately, or only available in the book? I would like to teach a class on making it at my local quilt shop.


  2. I just bought the book On the go bags on and am looking forward to sewing the sporty strap bag. However, I have difficulty converting the goals into
    from the book to cm. Can you help me? I have to cut 2 stripes 3.5 x 19.5 for top strap. To start with, what is 3,5 converted to cm? Thanks in advance. Sincerely, Charlotte

    1. You can use the converter at ttps:// to make these changes easily!


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