Reversible bag – Tutorial

Hello, my name is Lizzet and I am a bag addict. I love bags of all sizes, shapes, colours and materials. It doesn’t matter to me if they are useful or just pretty, but it is great when they are both nice and practical. I was over the moon when I found this tutorial becausefor me it is a perfect sewing project. It is easy to make, you don’t need lots of different things to make it, and depending on the type and style of fabric that you choose it can be worn any time time of the day and in all sorts of different occasions. Because it is reversible, you can choose both fabrics with your favourite colours and be able to match it with almost anything in your wardrobe!

Reversible purse tutorial from MarthaStewart.com

I thought of using a floral fabric so I can use this bag all summer long. I am also thinking of adding a few beads here and there so it could be a perfect match for a nice evening out. Once I make up my mind I will post the finished bag here, but if any of you have any suggestions about which fabric I should go for please leave a comment :)

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49 Responses to “Reversible bag – Tutorial”

  1. Katie says:

    I would go for the http://thefabricloft.co.uk/item/Mendocino_Underwater_Sisters_Gold/76/c14 and the farmers market geometric spring… gorgeous patterns and colours!

    Lovely idea to have a giveaway :-)

    Kx

  2. lizzet says:

    Thank you Katie! I never though of matching both of those but I am sure it will really work :)

  3. helen says:

    ooooooooooooh, must try it. must also get nice fabric to do it with!

  4. Meg says:

    Oh, I’d be very tempted by the Nicey Jane’s Lindy Leaf and the Hop Dot in Tangerine from the same range!

  5. lizzet says:

    Hi Meg, I was thinking of using some of the Nicey Jane collection. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Laura says:

    Ooh, this looks like it’d be the perfect thing for my last order – the Hoopla Dot-Spice and Dream Dot-Splash. I like the idea of the bold purple on one side and the more subtle blues and yellows on the other :)

  7. lizzet says:

    Hi Laura, Thanks for your comment. I can’t wait to see what you do with the fabric that you bought :)

  8. Janet says:

    *sigh* Too many fabrics to decide immediately but I’m definitely going to have a go.

  9. lizzet says:

    Hi Janet
    Tell me about it! I am clueless!

  10. Lynne says:

    I now have you on the UK blogroll on my blog so will make sure I catch the giveaways every month – great idea! Lynne X

  11. lizzet says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Fantastic! Good luck :)

  12. Mandy Noble says:

    I would go for Dolce Rita and Lily a perfect combo!

  13. lizzet says:

    Hi Mandy,
    Those 2 fabrics are so sweet!

  14. Hi Lizzet,

    I think anything by Anna Maria Horner would look great!! I’ve put you on my followers list so I don’t miss the giveaways each month and I’ll be sure to check you out when I need fabric in the future!

    Justine xx

  15. lizzet says:

    Thank you Justine! Glad to know that you have added us in your blogroll :)

  16. Fiona Pullen says:

    I love all of your fabrics so will be entering your giveaways for sure! Bag looks good, just got a new machine yesterday so may have to give it a go!

    Fiona

  17. Great bag, I think the Elvira toffee would look great, what about teamed with upcycled denim… so you have the back pocket of jeans as a bag on the pocket?! I only say this as i recently put a couple of pairs into my upcycling pile as they’re too worn out and big!

  18. Frangipani says:

    Saw your giveaway posted on “Lily’s Quilts” thought I’d have a look.
    What a nice bag this is. So much fun reversible bags, although I tend to always prefer one side to the other when I make them and end up wearing them one way mostly!

  19. Vickie says:

    Hi Lizzet, whatever fabrics you choose, make sure they are nice and summery (to cheer you up in case the mythical summertime that we hear so much about doesn’t put in an appearance!) I would use Nicey jane – Dream Dot – Splash and Love – Sun Spots – Turquoise! Vickie

  20. Jo Avery says:

    I have been meaning to make a bag for a while so I will take a look at that tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Sadie says:

    What a lovely bag – I’m new to sewing, and am definitely adding that to my list of ‘possible beginner’s projects’!

  22. Leah says:

    Wow that is a great bag. I really like the flora and fauna fabric with the dandilions on it.

  23. Mama Spark says:

    Lovely bag! Just found you and love the blog too.

  24. Mancity0327 says:

    I can imagine depending on the fabric your gorgeous tutorial bag would suit any occassion maybe silk for a wedding, recyled denim for casual and a gorgeous cotton for work. Thank you

  25. Trudi says:

    How about some Amy Butler Love with a high contrast on the inside? Lovely blog, and added you to my reader so I don’t miss a thing! (thanks to Lynne)

  26. Rafael's mum says:

    How about Valori Wells – Nest? Those birds would look fab!

  27. Janet says:

    I love Micheal Miller’s Hedgehog Meadow. Not glamourous but very cute. If you want something more dressy I’d use the Wildflowers Voile.

  28. KT says:

    How about the turquoise with pink and red hummingbirds from Patty Young’s Flora and Fauna range on the outside and Sun Spots in turquoise from Amy Butler’s Love range on the inside?

  29. April says:

    Michael Miller’s Falling Leaves–the aqua one. You could totally glam that up for an evening out.

    And, I love your shop!

  30. Lorry says:

    After camping this weekend I’ve realised that I need a bag for my toothbrush and toothpase so I can take them into the shower block during the day or night without having to resort to plastic bags.
    I’ve just got some Happy Campers fabric which I think would be perfect for this. Fun and practical, what more could I ask for. (5* hotel maybe)!

  31. Kerry says:

    I would choose Amy Butlers Love momento in midnight. I love these little japanese style bags!

  32. Sarah says:

    I would have use any of the Andrea Victoria range – I may be a bit smitten!

  33. Shirl says:

    Great tutorial: thanks for sharing … :0)

    Shirl x

  34. WandaFish says:

    Hi Lizzet,

    You’ve got a very tempting range of fabrics. I’d love to see your finished version of the bag. It’s difficult to choose but I think the turquoise dandelion would look good with the aqua Falling Leaves. Or maybe the Leanika Petals with Gemstone or Scroll plus beading?

  35. I’d love to win the voucher and I could get a lovely fabric bundle. I love looking at your site – so much inspiration.

  36. Joanna says:

    What beautiful fabric.

  37. Heather says:

    hi i am a scrapper that has recently got into quilting and couldent possibly choose which fabric you should use all your fabrics are beautifull i am planning a shopping trip with you shortly lol x

  38. Liz M says:

    I think this woudl be fab amde up in one fo the nicey Jane bundles – different fabric on each side, so 4 different looks!

  39. I have just bought a sewing machine and am now addicted to sewing. I need a second job to fund my fabric habit though.

  40. Bettina says:

    I’d go with Amy Butler too (if only because I have always been happy with the quality of her fabrics) and would say one of her multicoloured Oxford Stripes for one side, and a fabric with a large design picking up a couple of the stripe colours for the other.
    Will you be posting a picture of your bag??? Off to snoop over on Flickr to see if I can spot any of these lovely 9and practical) bags…

  41. Sara says:

    Saw this right away and loved it, perfect for a little bag.
    http://thefabricloft.co.uk/item/Ellie_Fower_Amber/7

  42. Nancy Sue says:

    Hello from outside of Washington DC, where the weather is as steamy as the politics! Congrats on your first giveway. I found you through Lily’s blog. Thank you also for the tutorial. Cute cute bag!!

  43. Gill says:

    I’ve seen these bags before in blogland but never got around to making one – I really should!!
    I’d use Tina Givens fabric which I love

    Gill

  44. Emma says:

    this (with a circular base) is called a japanese knot bag xxx

  45. lizzet says:

    Oh! Thank you for your comment :0) I just search of it in google and lots of beautiful fabrics came as a result. Some people use it as lunch bag, how great is that!!

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