Monday, July 12, 2010

Fully Reversible, Subtle or Bright Bag

I have a new favourite bag. I am completely in love with it, despite it's seemingly diminutive size.

This was intended to be a subtle, linen/cotton bag-ette, with a secret cheerful lining that was there to delight you on opening the bag.

But as I handstitched the lining closed, it occurred to me that there was no reason I couldn't add another button on the lining, not catch the lanyard in the top stitching, and it would be fully reversible. So I did exactly that, and have ended up leaving it with the secret lining turned out and not so secret!

And as for roomy - well, this is what I had in it today - sunglasses in a bulky hard case, vanity case, pager, on call cards for work, my phone, inhaler, key ring pouch with credit cards and drivers license and some cash, keys, and I had a little notebook and pen tucked in the back pouch (removed for the photos because my red notebook doesn't actually go with the bag!)

(The pocket is on the inside when it's in its 'subtle' form of course).

That was my weekend project.  I have so many more plans for this pattern, and that gorgeous, bright cotton! Yay!


mle said...

Oh! Love the patterned fabric : ) it's very happy! you're quite talented to make a reversible... my ugliness would need to stay inside!

Jane Gianoutsos said...

Thanks Emily! I'm a little sorry I didn't buy more of that fabric when I say it I must admit!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Love the bag!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Jane Gianoutsos said...

Thanks for dropping by Misty! I'm slowly discovering the joys of the craft-blog world! It's quite a different place to the tech-spots I'm used to frequenting. :-)

Unknown said...

This is great! I love it :)

Jane Gianoutsos said...

Thanks Amber. ;-) Despite not being a pink girl, I'm still carrying this around every day by choice!