I decided to make her a tote bag for Mother's Day. This will be a bag for her to go to the grocery stores and run errands. It's light, versatile, and easy to wash! The Go Anywhere Bag is the perfect bag for my mom.
It's the perfect size.
The pattern is pretty simple. I think the hardest part of this project was choosing fabrics that I think my mom will like. She has a thing for denim, so I used that as my starting point. The denim fabric I used was so easy to work with. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the name of the designer. The denim fabric was super soft so I lined it with fusible interfacing to give the bag some shape. The floral pattern is by Michael D'Amore, and it's called "Bold and Beautiful" --- just like my mom! The gray stripy fabric is "Reunion by Sweetwater" for Moda.
The front of the bag; it has three pockets here.
This bag is also great because of all the pockets available. It has a total of four pockets! It will be perfect for her cell phone, keys, and whatever else she carries in her bag.
My iPhone snuggling comfortably in that pocket.
The pattern asked us to top stitch around the entire top edge, but my sewing machine just would not cooperate. UGH. I think I will need to adjust the tension of my machine to get the stitches to line up nicely. I used two types of magnetic snaps: one for the front pocket and a hidden sew in one for the main body of the bag. The hidden sew in magnetic snap is amazing! It wasn't cheap, but I love the finished look of it.
Not bad, huh!?
This pattern is great. I highly recommend it. I think I will have to make one for myself too! Now it's time for me to figure out how to top stitch this baby. I hope my mom likes it! :) Are you making something special for your mom? By the way, I am able to blog about this without ruining the surprise because she is not tech savvy enough to read my blog! Gotta love that!