I am so excited to share my latest pattern with you,
The inspiration for this bag came when I found myself moving past the need for a “chuck everything
including the kitchen sink in” diaper bag into the “my kids are old enough to carry their own stuff, I just need my phone, wallet, keys and essentials” bag.
The size suited my needs perfectly so I thought I’d share the pattern with you.
The “All-in-one” bag is a small grab-and-go bag with different compartments for all your essentials.
It hosts a pocket for your phone, pen, 8 card holders, a central dividing zipper pocket and a spare side pocket.
At 7.5 inches wide by 11 inches wide (19cm by 28cm) it is a lovely, light compact size, yet the inside is suprisingly roomy.
You can see I’ve made it in 2 different colourways so far and plan to make a more scrappy version next.
I’ve also had 3 different friends test the pattern for me. They have each done a fantastic job!!!
Here are their results…
Niki made her bag using fall colours, perfect for the season she’s moving into.
I love how it turned out!
I especially love the blend of fabrics that she’s used on the inside. They really pop!
“The All in One Bag Pattern was a delight to sew — clear instructions, clever construction, and neat features. It fits everything I need to carry to keep up with my kids in style, and I love how it converts from a shoulder bag to a wristlet!”
In fact, Niki liked the pattern so much that she went right ahead and made a second one for a friend. Two great bags in the space of a few days – nice work Niki!
Next up was Mary…
Lucky for Mary she doesn’t live locally, otherwise my girls would threaten to snatch this bag since Mary went with a pink version!
I especially love how the pink and the brown dots play together. Not to mention that bright pop of blue. Love love love!
PS you can find my other giveaway posts here and here if you haven’t already entered.
I love this bag. Can’t wait to get it and try it out.
If I were to win the voucher, I’d have to get me one of your frame purses. The Russian dollies or the fishies or the fishies or … :oD
Hmmm, think I’d have to put it towards the 14 inch word play cushion (& then get a couple of patterns just because)
I’d go for a framed purse if I won the voucher. Love the look of this bag. It would be so useful for packing for travelling!
Baa-Me Kniits says
Oh virtual shopping is such fun! I love everything in your shop but if I had to choose it would be that little purse with the goldfish on it, so cute!
Erin Quinn says
I totally want the little goldfish purse (and maybe the goldfish bag too 😉 )
Fabulous to see you’ve got your sew-jo back.
The All in One Bag pattern looks great. It would be a great one for me to make for someone else as a gift. I know a few relatives/friends who would love that bag.
My favorite from your site which I’d love to have is one I’m not sure is available or not. It is for one of your coin purses, but says it’s a custom order for Rachel. I LOVE the fabric and that gorgeous blue clasp. My future DIL would go nuts over that because blue/teals are her favorite color and she saw an unfinished project I made when I first got my embroidery machine and took a class learning to use the machine. It was an under the sea type project with little fish on it. She LOVES that thing so I know she would go nuts over that coin purse.
Looks like a great pattern Hmm – I would choose a coin purse – probably the Flea Market Fancy one!
Quilter in the Gap says
If I won the prize I would certainly purchase one of the typewriter cushions. Love them!!!
Love the pattern. If I was lucky enough to win the voucher I’d definitely go for the Matroshka frame purse, gorgeous!
Someday I will get into making pouches. Until then, I will buy one from you if I win. Thanks!
Happy Cottage Quilter says
Such a CUTE bag! And I have always wanted one of the coin purses, so I would choose METAL COIN PURSE – AMH GOOD FOLKS. Thanks!
I’d buy any of your pillows! They’re all awesome!
Great pattern – I’d love to make one!
I like your frame purses!
Hard call, but I think I’d choose the floral coin purse…though I love your bag pattern! (email@example.com)
barbara woods says
i would buy one of your purses, thanks
Flying Blind... says
Super looking pattern, and your testers did you proud!
I think I would put the voucher towards a cushion cover and have you send it to my sister.
Thanks for the chance xxx
The metal coin purse ….but love everything you have…..I want it all.
I would love one of your metal coin purses, anyone, it is on my bucket list to do. I even have a frame all I need is the courage.
I love your zipper-pouch-pattern and I would be very happy to win your All-in-one” Bag pattern.
The bag is lovely, I expect I would buy all of your patterns if I win.
Marjorie Nath says
If I win, I would use it towards one of your pillows. Love the bag, I need one with lots of pockets and holders.
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The new bag looks wonderful!
With the voucher I would get one of the frame purses – but I’m not sure which one! I like them all, so it would take more time for me to choose just one… 😀
All those bags look fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway Kat – I’d probably buy the wee babushka purse
I’d love your HR goldfish coin purse!! It’s so cute:)
cheeky monkey says
I would go for the pillow! Love the typewriter. something my kids could look at all the time and think about what Mum might have used it for a long time ago
I would love to buy a frame purse!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Love the blue and green typewriter pillow and the scrappy pouch. The pillow would be perfect on my chair. Thanks for the giveaway.
I would love to buy one of your pillow covers. LOVE your new purse pattern.
HELLO,I’D LOVE ONE OF THE FRAMED PURSES! THANKS FOR SHARING!
Strawberry Patch says
It has to be the love birds cushion, I love the idea of having something not just sewn by you by coloured too!