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Tutorial: Reversible Bag

Reversible Bag: 3ten.ca

Reversible Bag

Reversible Bag: 3ten.ca

Have some fun fabric? Want a cute new summer or fall bag? Try this tutorial – it’s easy, just so long as you follow all the steps. I used the tutorial by very purple person, but I have a few comments, so be sure to keep reading.

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First, chose some fabrics that complement each other – they don’t need to be matchy-matchy, but they should look good together. Also, if one of your fabrics is flimsy, like the jersey I’m using, then pair it with a slightly more structured fabric.

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Use the pattern by very purple person and be sure to mark the darts as parallel as you can. She doesn’t comment on how to do this, but I suggest folding each side of the bag (each set of A and B) and marking the darts at the same time. The reason is so that they all match up and so the bag looks more professional.

Also, use a different colour bobbin thread so the finished bag looks polished. Very purple person also comments on making sure you don’t sew the handles together incorrectly – she’s right, you need a pay attention! I accidentally sewed them wrong on my third bag…silly me.

One last tip – you can sew the straps together far more than she suggests, that is if you’re using light fabric. On my jean bag I used the 20 cm suggestion and it worked…but on the others, I only left about 5, and that too, worked.

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My favourite of the three bags is the jean one – I think I like it because it has more structure. It’s such an easy project – I used my serger for most of it and then my machine for the top stitching. Such a great little gift idea.

Reversible Bag: 3ten.ca

Enjoy your bag!

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