I made two bags using the Go Anywhere Bag Pattern by Anna of Noodlehead. I absolutely love this pattern. I did add in a few things of my own. I'm just complicated that way..and a bit OCD. I always say to myself "Need zippers. Must have zippers on a bag"!
The pattern comes full sized in a PDF format. It also includes detailed descriptions of every single step. I might add that I wish there was more details in attaching the handles of the bag. I don't make bags that often, so as I was thinking of how to place the handles..I had a dumb moment. Which is when I stare at something and go "uhh.." for a while. Then afterwards I frown my eyes and go into seamstress concentration mode ;D! The simplest of things can sometimes get me confused at first. You definitely DO NOT want those handles to be twisted. I did that for the brown bag, and had to improvise with bright light and a seam ripper.
But in the end, I highly recommend this pattern. The bag is very cute and has a lot of pockets. The size is perfect, perhaps big for some, but I love big bags. I went with a Brown/Orange and Gray/Yellow kind of theme.
Some things I used:
- Fusible fleece interfacing on the lining pieces
- Lightweight fusible interfacing on exterior pieces
- Sew-on magnetic snaps from CottonTouch
- Store-brought piping
- Pinback buttons for funsies
Made with Denyse Schmidt County Fair fabric line. And the solid is Essex Cotton/Linen blend, oh my! Had a blast making these bags.
Key clasp! Got tired of fishing around for my keys.
A shot of the back.
I've been drooling and oogling over this pattern since the first time I saw it. This is my style of clothing. I absolutely hate clingy clothing, but love ones that show a feminine side. Wouldn't want to walk around in a potato sack, eek! What mostly intrigued me about this pattern was that it's pretty popular and folks who don't have much clothing-making experience do well with it. I don't care at all about the price tag for it. It's a handmade pattern and it's my style ;D! It's so worth every cent. And, when I do get around to making it, I'll be making more than a couple. Since my twin sis loves this pattern as well. I initially brought the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern and it's still good, but I prefer my Tova pattern! I'm in no rush..I'll just stare at the both of them and read the instructions a million times.
I gasped when I opened the package. NO TISSUE PAPER SHENANIGANS!
I'm so thrilled this pattern is printed on durable paper. A bit heavier weight than print paper. I am so tired of dealing with tissue paper patterns.
My Hourglass Feedsack quilt is still in the works sadly. Plus, I so badly want to make this: Tutorial: Junk in the Trunk Chaircushions.
And oh yes...
Chicken Samosas or called "Curry Puffs".
Recipe: Curry Puffs
I use “wonton wraps” instead of the dough. The most time consuming process of this recipe is the wrapping. But I find it well worth it.
I also make a sauce to dip these in (like a sweet/sour chili sauce):
1 cup honey (or sugar or agave nectar, etc)
hot sauce to taste or chili flakes to taste
apple cider vinegar or any vinegar to taste
bring to boil and add cornstarch that is mixed with some water to desired consistency (syrup-like).
Thanks for reading!