Reversible Purses

The last 2 days I have been happily sewing away on a set of purses. I’m only showing you one here because they are completely identical. I followed a fabulous tutorial and pattern from verypurpleperson.  I found the pattern on Pinterest by searching for reversible tote patterns.  I made this bag as part of a swap group I’m in on Facebook – Sew Swap Share. The challenge this quarter is for a re-usable grocery bag. I decided my partner needed a chic reversible grocery bag made from some lovely home dec fabric by Anna Maria Horner, the design is “Drawing Room”. I already know that my partner is happy with the pictures and can’t wait to mail hers off to her. The extra one will be one of my new bags for farmer’s market and perhaps just around town too.

I’m torn…can’t decided if I like the blue better or the pink?!?

I just wanted to show off the darts a bit. I thought they were a nifty design feature – different take on a boxy bottom if you will.

What did you all work on this weekend?

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20 Responses to Reversible Purses

  1. Debbe says:

    Cute! I haven’t even started on my bag yet.

  2. tubakk says:

    I worked with my hexagon project, La Passion, as I was away without my sewing machine. Your bags are just fantastic. I love the fabrics you’ve used. Thanks for the link, I might sew myself one of these.

  3. Deborah says:

    Oh wow – these are brilliant. I love the blue one especially. I really must learn to make some bags – they always just look fantastic 🙂

  4. Lisa L. says:

    Very cute bag! You have a lucky partner! I have to get working on mine!

  5. Aylin says:

    Lovely bag, and yes it’s nice not having a boxy bottom…

  6. Catrin says:

    Love this pattern. I’m planning to make another one soon. I adore your choice of fabric.

  7. Sondra says:

    Love this purse, Melissa…modern yet feminine. Wonderful job!!!! My favorite fabric collection. When that was out, we sold a TON of it.

  8. Katy says:

    Very nice, I like both colours. I spent half my weekend stuck in the loft…

  9. gorgeous bag! I didn’t get to sew much this weekend – our orchard was open for apple blossom days…with no blossoms 😉 Hopefully I’ll get some major sewing in tomorrow!

  10. Flying Blind says:

    It looks stunning!

  11. CeLynn says:

    Superb bag/purse 🙂 I hope to get started on my tester later this week! Sewed a few blocks this weekend,but mostly did spring cleaning.

  12. Beth says:

    That looks like a great bag!

  13. Karin says:

    Very cool – those darts are unusual for sure! I tend to be a little more understated, so I’d have to go with the blue side, but the pink is pretty too!

    What did we do this weekend? Well, I finished up a Christmas snowman advent calendar for the lady I trade with (I piece, she quilts), and with the scraps from that I made her a smaller WELCOME wall hanging, also with a snowman. After that, I started to cut out my own tote bag – I’m using a clean feed sack – not feed sack fabric, and actual, recycled, soon-to-be upcycled Goat Feed sack from the zoo. It has the cutest picture of 2 goats on it, and being made out of that woven plastic, it’s just about indestructible. After that gets done, I’ve got to make another harness for the ring-tailed cats – apparently, David was a little bored waiting for his appearance onstage, and he chewed thru it, in not one, but TWO places. I’ve gotta figure out what I can use they won’t chew up easily and won’t be toxic if they do. Any ideas? Can’t be wider than 1/2 inch, and must be able to double back on itself & be sewn.

    Hope your hands are doing well!!!

  14. Susan says:

    Definitely the blue side out for me. Both sides are very striking, though, and she’s a lucky swap partner!

  15. Adrianne says:

    I used this same tutorial to make a tote last year and the pattern is FABULOUS. I LOVE how your bag turned out!!

  16. Connie says:

    What a neat bag, love that it is reversible!

  17. You know I love bags Melissa….this looks great. I may have to make one up!

  18. Vicki says:

    Love this bag Melissa! I hate making purses and bags but I love looking at them. LOL

    Great job!

  19. Its awesome, I would carry it all the time. I need a beach tote. thank you for sharing. Your so creative. I love the design choice in the fabrics too.

  20. Jeifner says:

    By the way, totally love these purses. Great shape and fabulous fabric.

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