I recently tested the January pattern by Swoon Sewing Patterns for the Carried Away Pattern Collective - a darling mini moto bag called Tonia! A cute and compact number, she can be worn on the shoulder, or unclip the strap and clip her onto your belt loops for a hands-free bag! I think she'll be a hit with both young and grown up girls, the perfect grab-and-go bag for carrying your essentials for quick trips like the school run or walking the dog, or for standing in a crowd like at a concert or festival! 

The nice thing about this pattern is that it works in most fabrics. I chose an all-linen look, but it could just as easily be made in all faux leather, cork or wipe clean fabrics for a sturdier rain-proof bag. You can also play around with interfacing for a soft squishy structure or a firmer finish.

I added a pop of tomato red 'Twist' piping on the flap and a mint Wildflower cotton from Rifle Paper Co for the lining and strap. The bag has a nifty back pocket, a pocket inside and closes neatly with a magnetic snap. 

A pop of pretty Wildflowers inside, you can also see how the snap hooks are attached to the bag, rather than the strap, so you can attach these to a belt loop too.

My teenage daughter Sofia was very happy to model the bag for size! 

Fancy making one yourself? Treat yourself to the Carried Away Pattern Collective for six months of brand new bag patterns, or purchase them individually from February.

Can't sew? This bag is available to purchase at a very special "sample" price over in my Shop and I would happily make more in other fabrics too!