Hello! Happy Tuesday (and happy Halloween, too)! I have one more Quilt Market project I haven’t shared yet…this fabulous Glo and Go bag pattern by Annie Unrein…perfect for keeping cosmetics and brushes in place while traveling!
I saw a sneak peek of this pattern a few weeks before market and was so
excited when Annie sent me the pattern to try it out! I have always wanted one of these, but every time I see one in a store I think, “I could make that” and so don’t purchase one! I always get questions about the products used for bag making, so I’ve linked to everything used for this project below.
This was my first time using iron-on vinyl..and now that I’ve used it I realize there are a lot of possibilities for this product…I’m thinking of using if for bag linings that will be used for pencils or for make-up.
I had extra fabrics and bias binding left over from my Messenger Bag, so I decided to use the same fabrics for this project. Also, I make most of my travel bags from navy prints, so they are starting to look well-coordinated even though they are from different fabric collections!
The outer fabric is lined with Shape-Fex (my favorite interfacing to use for bags and other small projects), and there is also a layer of Soft and Stable in-between the inner and outer sections (the project size package in the link is perfect for making smaller bags and gift items).
I used the Apple Green Mesh for the inner pocket with the Apple Green Fold Over Elastic for the pocket binding (my first time using the elastic binding–and there are several additional colors available for the mesh and elastic). The elastic binding gives just a bit of extra stretch to the binding and was also really easy to sew with.There is strapping inside the strap for extra durability. You can get the wide-mouth slider hardware here along with the Glo and Go pattern. There is also a vinyl flap that was really easy to add. I think this was my first time binding vinyl! I had to make two of these bags…one for me to use on my trip and one for the booth display (which I can use for a gift later). This pattern really will make a terrific gift for the girls and women on your list. Additionally, there is a simple pouch included in the pattern as well. I’ll have to try that one soon…I think it also utilizes the iron-on vinyl.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cute pouches! But I think they are way too cute to use them they are just too pretty!
Helen L says
Beautiful little makeup cases: I love the construction and how it allows you to see what's inside, and also how it keeps the brushes from getting smooshed. Hugs, H
The fabrics are fabulous! My mantra is "you can't have too much green"! And paired with the darker navy on the outside, is just perfect! I like the pattern too.