A couple of months ago I stumbled upon the Reversible Bag DIY from Verypurpleperson, since then it has been on my to do list. I won’t give you my whole process (you should check out the original DIY post for that – and for downloads and patterns), but I’ll try to give you an idea.
First of all I wanted my bag to have a broader entrance (a carry a lot of big stuff with me), a pocket on the inside (for my phone and small crap) and I wanted to be able to close it with a button on the front.
For the most part I followed the original tutorial. Except before sewing the large parts together I sewed in a pocket, and pinned on a strap to go around my button.
The project took about one hour (not counting the blog posting, snacking and the phone calls). In the original tutorial Novita used Ikea fabrics (yes I recognize them). So I felt confident that my sewing machine would be capable of handling the layers of Ikea canvas. The button comes from a package I bought at Xenos (in The Netherlands). To be honest, I’m in love with the result!!!
Ps. The striped fabric is still a left over from when we reupholstered that wing chair!!