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!