The book is available this month at CTPub.com (affiliate link) and January 7th on Amazon! Add it to your holiday wishlist now. Want to win a copy of the book? Read the review and all about the giveaway at the end of the post.
When Lindsay first told me her idea about the book, I had the perfect project in mind. When my children were little and used to ride in the grocery cart seat, I would often have a difficult time managing a grocery list, coupons, and snacks and toys for my child. I found that my child's stroller also lacked the convenient storage I needed for smaller items. I needed a hanging organizer that would fit over the handlebar, so one afternoon, I sewed together the pocket organizer I had been imagining in my head. I never got around to sharing the organizer on my blog, but when Lindsay asked me for a project idea for the book, I knew it was the one!
The Cart or Stroller Caddy is a quick and simple project to sew that can help keep you organized on the go and at home. One of my wonderful pattern testers recently told me she uses her organizer in the sewing room to hold scissors and all other sorts of sewing notions!
The Caddy pattern offers two sizes, large or small, and 4 different pocket configurations.
The pockets are pleated on the edges to allow for expansion making easy access to the items stored in the pockets. The large version is ideal for use with children so that you can store a snack, a toy, a shopping list, pencil, phone, glasses, sale flyer, and even a water bottle. No more loosing things through the grocery cart mesh or precariously balancing things on the little plastic seat in the cart. Plus, you'll never need to shuffle through your purse for that coupon you know you have! Keep your coupons in the caddy where you can find them and actually use them when you shop!
Velcro secures the caddy to the handle bar of the grocery cart, baby stroller, or even a walker to keep your items organized and handy when you need them. Make one to use yourself and another to give as a gift to a new mother or a friend who likes to coupon shop!
Like my Cart or Stroller Caddy, the On the Go Bags book is full patterns and projects that cover a range of skill levels for all sewers. You are guaranteed to find a purse or organizer in this book that will help keep your life more organized.
I've been fortunate enough to make several projects from the book, and I can attest to the high quality of detail put into each and every pattern and set of instructions. So far, I've made two Airport Sling bags (a future blog post), a Travel Toiletry Organizer, and the Sporty Strap Pack, and I've learned a new sewing technique or trick on each project. Next on my list to sew is this Mom's Minivan Organizer by Sara of Radiant Home Studio. I'm hoping it will help keep my car trunk from becoming so messy!
Be sure to follow the On the Go Bags blog tour for more reviews and examples of projects included in the book.
Tuesday, Dec 1: Shannon Fabrics / Sew Sweetness Wednesday, Dec 2: Clover & Violet / Ann Kelle Thursday, Dec 3: Radiant Home Studio / Melly Sews Friday, Dec 4: Sew Caroline / Mia's Creations Saturday, Dec 5: ikat bag / imagine gnats Monday, Dec 7: sewVery / The Girl Inspired Tuesday, Dec 8: Stash Books / Fabric Mutt Wednesday, Dec 9: Pellon Thursday, Dec 10: Simple Simon and Co / Mrs. H Friday, Dec 11: Emmaline Bags / Lindsay Sews Monday, Dec 13: Sew, Mama, Sew
Giveaway! Giveaway Closed! Congratulations to JUDY (Commenter #5)
Giveaway ends 12/15/15 at midnight CST. One winner will be chosen at random. U.S. winner will receive a hard copy of the book, and winner outside the U.S. will receive an e-Book.
Have FUN sewing!