Okay, so let’s just get this out of the way right now. Aaaaand… everyone start singing… “Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now. Gotta go, gotta go right now!”
Phew. Glad that’s done.
Now it’s time to do our absolute favorite thing – kick off the release of a new collection! Our Fall 2015 collection is all about travel, and the best pattern to start with is our new perfect traveling companion, the Gotta Go.
We actually started work on this bag two years ago. Which means we have been excited about releasing this bag for two years. And to be honest, we have no idea what took us so long to get this pattern out into the world, but we are even more thrilled with it now and we could not be happier to share it with you all.
This is an exceptionally versatile bag that can function as a wristlet or a pouch and is fantastic for everyday use and anywhere you want to go.
Gotta Go features two outer sections with a zipper closure that has divided inner pockets on one side and card holders on the other.
In the middle is an inner section with a separate zipper closure. Any of the sections are large enough to fit the iPhone 6 or similar sized phones.
You can fill the Gotta Go with all of your essentials and more and then use it as a zipper pouch or clip on the detachable strap and use it as a wristlet.
Finally, you can create a fun and easy optional patchwork design on the outer sections. Here’s an example of the patchwork in a more monochromatic look, which also looks amazing.
The best part? Gotta Go only uses 4 fat quarters if you choose to do the patchwork version, or 3 fat quarters if you choose to do the non-patchwork version. And we all know there is no better music to a sewist’s ears than a pattern that only uses a few fat quarters.
And now it’s time to share even more eye candy… the amazing bags our testers made!
Julie made the Gotta Go for her niece and lovely model. We absolutely love the bright and beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics she used and it looks like the wristlet is already getting great use.
Brinkley chose to do the non-patchwork outer bag and used a really charming blue floral for all of the exterior pieces. She uses the Gotta Go as a zipper pouch and stuffs it full with everything she needs in her backpack everyday. What a great idea.
Lindsay also chose to sew the non-patchwork version of the outer bag and used it to highlight some amazing Cotton and Steel Picnic fabric. And check out the lacey zipper she used on the inner divider! That zipper has already made its way onto our must-have notions list.
Finally, Vicki is an experienced quilter and we love how she made the Gotta Go her own by creating her own patchwork design on the outer bag. And her use of colorful, fun scraps is totally inspiring and a great way to sew your stash.
The Gotta Go PDF pattern has 17 pages and over 90 color photos (!!) to help you every step of the way. You can buy it via instant download in our Etsy or Craftsy shops for only $9. The finished size is about 5 1/2” tall, 7” wide and 2” deep when closed (5 1/2” deep when fully opened).
Happy sewing and Gotta Go-ing! And remember to send us images of your completed bags because we’d love to feature them on our blog or on our Instagram.