Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for On the Go Bags—15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay (Stash Books).

I thought I'd show you a bit more the projects I made for the bag. I made a padded camera insert, it fits perfectly in my Nappy bag pattern, so of course I made a Nappy bag for the book photos.

I used Anna Maria Horner Raindrop poppies in Platinum with some plain Kona Cotton to contrast.

I left the flap off the front pocket and instead piped both the front and back pockets with cream piping. There's a hidden zip pocket inside the back pocket, which is excellent for hiding keys away when you're out and about.

I also left off the external pleated side pockets for a clean look and I used a double zip. I made this bag with a friend in mind, and she's finally received it back now that the official photos have been taken. She's enjoying using her custom bag!

Unfortunately the only part of this bag that you see in the book is this photo below, of the camera insert INSIDE the nappy bag!

But what you can see of it is great, right?
You can see that I changed the elasticated inside pockets for flat slip pockets so that it didn't encroach on the camera insert.

Here's the camera insert on it's own, you can of course re-size it easily to fit your own bag, but for those with the nappy bag pattern, it makes a great option for your travel bag.

With soft velcro along the sides and bottom, you won't scratch your camera equipment!

There's tons of other projects in the On the go bags book, which was co-written by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay.

The book is available this month at CTPub.com and January 7th on Amazon! Add it to your holiday wishlist now, and comment below for your chance to win a copy!   On the Go Bags Blog Tour

Tuesday, Dec 1: Shannon Fabrics / Sew Sweetness Wednesday, Dec 2: Clover & Violet / Ann Kelle Thursday, Dec 3: Radiant Home Studio / Melly SewsFriday, Dec 4: Sew Caroline / Mia's CreationsSaturday, Dec 5: ikat bag / imagine gnatsMonday, Dec 7: sewVery / The Girl Inspired Tuesday, Dec 8: Stash Books / Fabric MuttWednesday, Dec 9: Pellon Thursday, Dec 10: Simple Simon and Co / Mrs. HFriday, Dec 11: Emmaline Bags / Lindsay SewsMonday, Dec 13: Sew, Mama, Sew

  On the Go Bags (Dec. 2015, Stash Books)


Would you like to win a copy of On the Go Bags? Leave a comment on this post telling us what style of bag is most useful in your everyday life and why. Giveaway ends 12/15 at midnight EST, and we'll choose one random winner. U.S. winner will receive a hard copy, and winner outside the U.S. will receive an e-Book.

I can't wait to see your projects made from the book start popping up!