Oh this is fun! Today I’m sharing a couple Traverse Bags I made samples of using Forage (my new fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics). The Traverse has been my daily bag for the past year. I made a regular size and used that until this summer and then switched to a mini size once summer officially hit! It’s been fun to use them and I might just have to make another mini using Forage for myself. It’s hard to restrain myself for now. I usually wait until a bag is starting to really show wear or is stained or whatever, but I’m sure I’ll have to break my own ‘rule’.
These two were fun to make! I switched out the piping/strap in the regular size once while making it. I like to have a little bit of contrast and the first fabric I picked didn’t have enough. Although I’ve seen so many great variations, even ones without the piping that look so amazing, too. So don’t feel bad if you get part way into a project and need to switch directions a bit. Sometimes it’s only a matter of ripping a few seams or remaking a strap, which I think is worth it if you’re not in love with your original choices.
Also, if you’re reading this post, I’ve got a new pattern in the works, it’ll be out the second week of September if all goes as planned. I cannot wait to sew a sample in Forage, but I’m already dreaming up all kinds of fabric combinations.
Pattern: Traverse Bag (regular and mini sizes)
Fabrics: Forage (designed by me for Robert Kaufman Fabrics), Chambray and Interweave Chambray were used for the handle and piping accents
Hardware/zips: Traverse Bag Hardware Kit here, or if you just need zippers, I recommend Zipit on Etsy, too.