Last month we put a call out to our newsletter subscribers: Do you want to make a beautiful bag with GeoCentric fabric? We selected ten talented sewists to show us what they could do with the new GeoCentric Canvas fabrics. The organic GeoCentric II Canvas prints are a continuation of the popular GeoCentric range from Cloud9 Fabrics, and a second run of the canvas collection with new colors and prints. The 7 oz canvas is GOTS certified and the prints have a larger scale just right for home decor, accessories and more.

Each finished bag in the challenge is gorgeous. This fabric is calling out to be made into striking, sophisticated bags! We’ll share all of the GeoCentric Challenge bags this week, including information on the pattern each person selected. Would you like to participate in a future fabric challenge? Sign up for our newsletter! (Select the Contributor Community Newsletter option.)
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Cherie was just here at Sew Mama Sew with her Sweet Summer Tank Top video tutorial. Cherie’s been busy because she also created a beautiful Departure Satchel with her GeoCentric Canvas fabrics, her original Studio Cherie design and pattern.

From Cherie:

    “I turned three half yard cuts of this glorious new organic canvas into one of my newest bags, the Departure Satchel. The fabric… [is] softer than the duck canvas I am used to working with. I think it would be fabulous for summer table linens (and into fall too with the green, blue and grey fabrics also in the line). The colors are so cheerful together. I love how the different fabrics really show off my pockets too. I think a lot of new moms look for organic, so I think this fabric will do really well in diaper bags and for sophisticated baby décor.”

You can purchase the Departure Satchel pattern in Cherie’s shop or on Craftsy. This design is perfect for a travel bag to accommodate your laptop, or for a roomy diaper bag.
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Our sponsor carries GeoCentric Canvas! Find the collection at Hawthorne Threads.