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Go Anywhere Bag Pattern!

It’s the Go Anywhere Bag because, well, it’s that simple, I think you can go anywhere with it and look unique, stylish, and pretty darn cool.  This is the largest bag pattern I’ve made so far, not huge, but definitely roomy enough for whatever comes your way.

 [generous size back pocket]
[divided front pocket with optional piping detail]

The best part?  All the pockets.

  • Three roomy pockets on the front: great for sunglasses, keys, and your phone
  • one large pocket on the back
  • a slip pocket on the inside.

There is definitely a place for everything.  I’ve been loving the front because I keep my phone in one pocket, my sunglasses in the middle pocket and my keys in the other, no more fumbling around for the important stuff because it’s right there.

In this pattern you’ll find:

  • Step by step instructions with professional illustrations for making one Go Anywhere Bag
  • full size print-at-home pattern pieces
  • variations for magnetic snap, sew in snap, and velcro closures
  • instructions for optional interior slip pocket
By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell finished Go Anywhere Bags made using this pattern (on a home based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the pattern.

Materials needed: 

  • 1/2 yard main bag body exterior (home dec or canvas)*
  • 1/2 yard pockets exterior
  • 1 yard main body lining and exterior pocket linings, interior slip pocket, and straps
  • Fat Quarter (18”x22”) interior slip pocket
  • magnetic snap (optional) – 14mm snap for back pocket, or velcro could be substituted
  • hidden sew in magnetic snap (optional) or 18mm magnetic snap
  • 2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101)
  • thread
  • water soluble pen

Finished Dimensions:
15.5″ Wide
13.5″ Tall
12.5″ handle drop
total height 26″

This is a 14 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations and color photographs.

Click Here for More Information and to Purchase

Thank you to Windham Fabrics for sending me the Echo prints by Lotta Jansdotter – available October/November of this year.  And a special thanks to my beautiful cousins for helping me with their mad modeling skills!

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59 Responses to Go Anywhere Bag Pattern!

  1. CraftCrave 08.26.2011 at 2:24 am #

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. ayumills 08.26.2011 at 3:02 am #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I am so making this!! Thank you so much for making this pattern available for us!

  3. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 08.26.2011 at 4:18 am #

    You and your cousins are doing such a fantastic job modeling these bags!!
    Congratulations with yet another fab pattern!

  4. RebeccaL 08.26.2011 at 6:21 am #

    Ordered! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  5. Franziska 08.26.2011 at 7:07 am #

    fantastic pictures! I ordered my pattern version immediately and just printed the parts I need for cutting. Yeah!

  6. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 08.26.2011 at 7:16 am #

    you have done it again! I love it! I am in the process of making two 241 totes, one for me so I can bring it on vacation and one for my mother as a “thank you for watching my nutty boys while I lay on a beach and read”
    This bag looks perfect for the fall!!

  7. Rachel Hendrian 08.26.2011 at 7:19 am #

    Love!!! I absolutely will be buying this pattern. I have an etsy shop, and really just sell small stuff (Make up bags), but maybe it would be to give hand bags a try. Plus, I want one!!

  8. Rachel Hendrian 08.26.2011 at 7:20 am #

    Love!!! I absolutely will be buying this pattern. I have an etsy shop, and really just sell small stuff (Make up bags), but maybe it would be to give hand bags a try. Plus, I want one!!

  9. beth lehman 08.26.2011 at 7:33 am #

    ANNA!!! It’s such a great bag!!! I love it!!! And Lotta’s fabric is perfect!! I’m jealous you got to play with it!! THanks!

  10. Ashley 08.26.2011 at 7:40 am #

    Oh, another beauty, Anna! I didn’t realize it had outer pockets… Love that!! Now I can’t decide which. Bag to make first! :)

  11. Darcy 08.26.2011 at 7:45 am #

    Gorgeous with those Jansdotter fabrics – now I think I’ll wait and make mine with those too! Lovely design :)

  12. Kris @ 08.26.2011 at 8:27 am #

    what a fantastic bag!!! i can’t wait to make it :) i love all those pockets and the size of the bag looks perfect to carry all those cars my 2 year old insists on bringing everywhere!!! great job!! :)

  13. Kristie 08.26.2011 at 8:49 am #

    Crushing on that yellow!

  14. dana 08.26.2011 at 9:39 am #

    Beautiful! Love the pictures. Congrats! And looks like you did ejunkie? yea?

  15. Carolyn 08.26.2011 at 9:58 am #

    All your versions are gorgeous! I love this bag!

  16. Jeni 08.26.2011 at 10:10 am #

    Eee! It’s so pretty! I REALLY need to set aside time to make this! I love a big bag with pockets!

  17. erica 08.26.2011 at 10:46 am #

    Great Bag, love all the pockets!

  18. Rebecca 08.26.2011 at 11:04 am #

    SO excited to have just picked this pattern up – can’t wait to make a Go Anywhere Bag!!! Thanks, Anna!

  19. Jacey 08.26.2011 at 11:23 am #

    Super cute! I adore the yellow version (and cannot wait for the Echo fabric to get here!). I will definitely be trying this pattern soon. Thanks for another beautiful design, Anna!

  20. Meg 08.26.2011 at 11:43 am #

    So beautiful! I need a new big bag. Hmmm…;0)

  21. luvinthemommyhood 08.26.2011 at 11:43 am #

    Can’t wait to make mine :) Love it!!

  22. gail 08.26.2011 at 11:54 am #

    I’m in love with every version you made!! Such a great bag, Anna!

  23. Angela 08.26.2011 at 11:56 am #

    Anna – I love the bag, but most of all I have to say that I have some beautiful cousins! XO

  24. Angela {fussycut} 08.26.2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Way to go, you! What a great bag.

  25. Suzee 08.26.2011 at 12:53 pm #

    will be buying this soon for sure! love it!! I like how the handles are that long but enough to put on your shoulder.. you are awesome! lol

  26. Erin 08.26.2011 at 1:08 pm #

    wow. I don’t know which one is my fave! perhaps the Echino one from your last post :) Gorgeous work Anna!

  27. Jess 08.26.2011 at 1:12 pm #

    mad modeling skills indeed! You all look gorgeous, almost showing up the bags, lol! I love them all, you’re making it so hard to pick out fabrics…I want all of those bags. hehe

  28. Rachel Hauser 08.26.2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Great shots and fun to see it made up in different fabrics. I’m so lovin Echo too. It’ll be in the November Celebrate Color prizes. Lucky you to get to play with it early =)

  29. Ann-Marie 08.26.2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Oh wow! I love my 241 tote and my girls will love this bag- they love big bags!!

  30. Beverly @ 08.26.2011 at 2:06 pm #

    The bag is so great!! I love all those pockets – and the fabrics you’ve used in your samples!! Gorgeous!

  31. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 08.26.2011 at 5:06 pm #

    I love it!! So excited to make one!

  32. Emily 08.26.2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I love the pockets! Great fabric choices/combos as usual. :)

  33. Mary on Lake Pulaski 08.26.2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Another great bag Anna!

  34. kristin 08.26.2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Oooh I love it and I need a medium-sized bag! It looks perfect!

  35. holly | bijou lovely 08.26.2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Love it Anna! I definitely see myself making one (or ten!) of these bags! So jealous you got to play with Echo early!

  36. Tanya 08.26.2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Looks great!

  37. Vanessa 08.26.2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Love the bag! Tks for sharing! I am going to make this.


  38. Jessica 08.27.2011 at 1:18 am #

    This bag looks great, I love all the pockets. But mostly I’m just supremely jealous that you got your hands on that lotta fabric before the rest of us!

  39. Amanda 08.27.2011 at 11:09 am #

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  40. Amanda 08.27.2011 at 11:14 am #

    Wow that is so gorgeous!!

  41. Dayna 08.27.2011 at 11:27 am #

    Fab! Fab! Fab! And you ladies look so great!

  42. Dalya 08.27.2011 at 5:00 pm #

    This pattern is so gorgeous! I’ve been looking at bag patterns for weeks now and never found a pattern I really liked. That is..until I found yours! I love it! Love the pockets, the two handles, the size, and the shape! I need the big pocket because I often have a water bottle, and the 3 pockets would be really helpful to hold keys and a mini notepad w/pen!

    I am sooo gonna buy this pattern later on! Thanks so much, it’s cries for a bag pattern came true, lol! I love that you used home decor weight or canvas weight! I’m looking into some Heather Ross FFA linen blends :)

    I’m gonna spy on the flickr page until I get my hands on this pattern, lol. Love the picture with you and your cousins, such pretties!
    Thanks again! <3

  43. QuiltyGirl 08.27.2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Those fabrics go great with your bag design!

  44. sewkatiedid 08.28.2011 at 11:53 am #

    love the outside pockets. no diggin.’

  45. Natalie 08.29.2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Anna, I love this bag so much! You’re a wellspring of good ideas and patterns :) I know where I’ll be coming to get my next pattern when I’m ready to make another bag!

  46. Nan 08.29.2011 at 5:36 pm #

    I love the bag and your cousins did some great modeling for you. I am going to have to buy the pattern to make one. The fabric was perfect for it.

  47. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 09.06.2011 at 4:00 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this pattern, Anna. It’s a gorgeous bag. I especially like the fabric combination in the very first photo with the yellow trim… beautiful. Now to decide on fabric…

  48. Kelly O. 09.07.2011 at 9:59 am #

    okay Anna I’m sold! I want this bag. but I’m not sure I can pull it off. how hard is it really? I’ve never made a bag before and I’m terrified but this pattern is calling my name–should I make it myself (I specialize in straight stitch and that’s about it) …should I pay someone else to make it? or should I just turn on my heels and run away from the scary pattern?

  49. FloVoCasa 10.16.2011 at 10:42 am #


    here is my interpretation of your lovely pattern: Go anywhere bag matryoshka style. I really enjoyed sewing it and i love the bag – finally enoigh space!

  50. Alice 10.26.2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I have a question : what is the fabric you used for the front pocket of the first photo ? The grey fabric ? I’d like to find something similar to make my bag ! Thank you.

  51. alishka babushka 11.08.2011 at 4:10 pm #

    I love this bag and I think it would be perfect for a certain need that I have – but I was wondering if you could give me the end dimensions of the bag? I have to fit a certain notebook into a cute bag (that i have yet to make) and I want to see if this pattern would work.

  52. Mermaid Sweets 03.13.2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I love this pattern. I made my bag this weekend, the directions were easy to follow. I love it, I can’t wait to make more for friends.

  53. Mermaid Sweets 03.15.2012 at 12:21 am #

    I made it, and blogged about it here.

  54. Kelli H 05.12.2012 at 2:45 am #

    Just bought this pattern – cant wait to try it!

  55. Jo Robertson 06.07.2012 at 5:10 pm #

    I LOVE your bags – I’m saving up to buy all the patterns!

  56. Anonymous 04.13.2014 at 3:35 am #

    Hi :) May I ask what size piping you used? Excited to make this as my plane/travel bag!


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