Reversible Fabric Shoulder Bag

For Christmas, I got a reversible over-the-shoulder bag that is the perfect thing for taking all my stuff to work with me – it fits my lunch bag, wallet, keys, etc. and rests nicely across my back when I bike to work.

Chloe's Bag

I’ve been studying the design ever since, and for my sister’s birthday I tried out what I had calculated. After sewing the bottom piece on the wrong orientation, ripping it out and reattaching it, I’m happy with the final product. It’s pretty close to the original design, which itself is pretty similar to Rae’s Lickety Split Bag and should fit lots of stuff in it (the key metric for success of a bag).

Reversible Shoulder Bag, side 1

Reversible Shoulder Bag, side 2

As a bonus, this kite fabric was some that my sister used to have hanging as curtains around her bed, which she later gave to me, and now I’m giving a little piece of it back to her. Happy birthday Chloe!

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5 Responses to Reversible Fabric Shoulder Bag

  1. Jacque says:

    I would love to learn how to make this bag, do you know of any tutorials that I can learn from?

  2. admin says:

    Hey Jacque! The closest pattern that I know of is the Lickety Split Bag. I haven’t tried that pattern, but from the pictures it looks pretty close to what I did hear, except that I made a single strap without ties. Good luck!

  3. Laurel says:

    This looks like the perfect bag! So simple, useful and cute. I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  4. Jacque says:

    Do you know of any free tutorials? I am a very broke teenager lol

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