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Summer Traverse

Summertime! It’s only the first part of June and we’re already experiencing a heat wave here in the midwest. I hope it evens out a bit so we can enjoy being outside more. Earlier this spring I made a Traverse Bag just for summer. I knew that it would be perfect for all the daily running around we do.

This canvas is a Nani Iro print I have had in my stash for a super long time. I kept grabbing it for projects then it never really panned out, until now. I think it’s a great match for this pattern. The mini Traverse Bag just looks so summery and cute in this abstract print. I love it.

Natalie chose to model this one for me. It’s kind of nice not having to be in front of the camera most of the time. And of course I love taking pictures and even more so when it’s pictures of my girls. I’m trying to find a new rhythm with blogging and business and keeping up with my kids. We’re more busy now than ever with sports and commitments so it definitely has felt challenging to keep things going on a consistent basis. I guess that’s just part of summer and the girls growing up. It’s going to be a great summer and I hope that it doesn’t fly by too quickly. I love to enjoy the slow moments here and there and all the traditional summer fun like camping, s’mores, sleepovers, canoeing and swimming.


Pattern: Traverse Bag (mini size)
Fabric: Nani Iro Mountain Views metallic from Miss Matatabi on etsy, Cloud9 Cirrus solid in shadow


Hope you’re having a fun start to summer! I do have hardware/zipper kits available for the Traverse Bag (both regular and mini sizes) plus I added a few colors yesterday a nickel/gray and antique brass/black combo.

What are you sewing? I printed off a bunch of garments to get started on including the Santa Fe top (by Hey June Patterns), I can’t wait to make one or two for yoga!

9 thoughts on “Summer Traverse

  1. Judy Johnson says:

    I just made this bag and I love it! I really like working with your patterns. They are clear and easy to follow and so complete!

  2. erin says:

    love that canvas for this bag! so cute! and i hear you about trying to find that illusive balance during summer. it just doesn’t exist! enjoy the time with your girls. xo.

  3. Heather says:

    Love this!! The mini traverse is definitely on my to do list!!

  4. Sounds like a dreamy summer planned… and you have the perfect bag for it!

  5. Marieke says:

    A gorgeous bag! I may have to make one for myself and my daughter. I was wondering, what kind of snap setter do you use?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Marieke, I have a full list at the bottom of this post: http://noodle-head.com/2017/04/new-pattern-the-traverse-bag.html
      🙂

  6. Linda says:

    Hi Anna, I have bought a couple of your Traverse bag hardware kits and was wondering if you can share a source for the leather zipper pulls. I love them and would like to get some yardage so I can use them on my other zippered projects. Thanks!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Linda! I cut them from scrap leather from a local moccasin making shop. I’m sorry!

      1. Linda says:

        No worries! 🙂 I’ll try to do the same!

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