Sunday, October 05, 2008

Handmade Reversible Bag

I made this back in the summer to go with my skirt for my sister's wedding. I just remembered I never showed it off. I made it from two coordinating colors of turquoise fabric and it's completely reversible. I didn't use a pattern; just gathered a large rectangle and sewed it to a small one and repeated that again for the back and both pieces of the lining. I then sewed both outside pieces together around the sides and bottom, repeated for the lining, and then placed the lining and outside pieces right sides together and sewed around the top, catching the handles in the seam and leaving a 3" gap for turning. The handle is just two long strips of the fabric sewn together and turned, and I quilted along it to add strength. After the bag was all sewn together I turned the whole thing and then hand-sewed the opening closed. I put on a pretty button and it was done!

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