I thought it was about time I got back in the sewing groove and what better way than with another Go Anywhere bag.
Go Anywhere bag almost camouflaged in my garden!
I also didn't realise when I ordered the FMF with a bag in mind that the dark colour on the leaves was actually very dark brown. In an ideal world I'd have had some dark brown coloured Kona and not used the Charcoal Kona that was already in my stash. But I figure it should only be me seeing the lining so better to use up stash than go shopping!
I can't remember what this fabric is but I had a fq in my stash
and decided to line the back pocket in this.
Likewise some metro circles I had have lined the front pocket a treat.
It's a shame the lining in the pocket isn't seen more though.
In fact I wish I'd reversed pocket lining choices.
The other change I made was I used the fold over method rather than the turning inside out method the pattern requests for the straps. I used a left over scrap of Bella Solid (I think) in a green shade. As I'd effectively got 4 layers of fabric in the final strap, which was then top stitched I decided to not bother with the interfacing step. It was so much quicker and easier this way. Some how I managed to sew one strap on twisted, but you'd have to look really hard to spot the error, in fact I didn't notice until I'd done all the top stitching/top seam wrestling, so I decided not to go back and re do it. If it was for a swap I'd have to go remake this bag sans the interfacing I used and sort out the wonky strap, but as it's for me I really don't mind the little imperfections. The great thing about bags is once in use they serve their purpose and the little imperfections are unnoticeable.
My new Go Anywhere Bag!
Having not been to the FQ Retreat I'm loving catching up with the blog posts and pics over on flickr. It's so much fun seeing all the fun you all had. I am really hoping that they repeat the retreat next year and I can go for at least one day!