Sunday, November 14, 2010

Two for the Price of One - reversible bag

I set out to write this blog entry ages ago but got waylaid by the train wreck that was the inside of all of my bags and purses. 

Exhibit A: Here are the contents of my "piggy purse" - which you will shortly see in full. I mean, a serious bomb went off in there. Mr. P.'s sweatshirt, and apple, sunglasses, napkins, water bottle and does anyone spot the decapitated alien from Toy Story? don't have a headless alien body in your purse? What's wrong with you?

So, before I get to the bags and bag tutorial I found online, let me start by showing you the fabulous "In-Bag" purse organizers I discovered at the Container Store on Friday. 

The idea is, you put all necessities in this "mini-purse" which looks like a gigantic wallet and then simply transfer this from bag to bag, eliminating clutter and the inability to photograph the insides of your purses without extreme shame and embarrassment!

It fits so nicely!

Now on to the reversible bags....

The pattern hails from one of my favorite blogs: VeryPurplePerson and the link to make the bags is here. And, a few months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing  Novita from VeryPurplePerson - read it here!

Cars side one
cars side two

I wish I had been a bit more adventurous with the interior fabric time! These bags are the perfect size and they fold up nicely, which makes them great travel bags. 

The first one i made took about two hours and I cut my sewing time in half on the second one. 

Don't you just love the Charlotte's Web inspired fabric on the bag below???

piggy bag side one

piggy bag side two

I can't tell you how many compliments I get on these bags!

And when you're tired of looking at it, just flip it inside out and you have a whole new look!


  1. Love! Those would make great holiday gifts - hint hint... ;)

  2. Love the bag and the fabric! I think I need a sowing machine for Christmas, very inspiring!


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