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digital split personality reversible bag sewing pattern

digital split personality reversible bag sewing pattern
Price: $8.95
Brand: Straight Stitch Society
Item: OLV-SS002SP1-D
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We all have two sides to our personalities: a wild and crazy side and a quiet, thoughtful side—don't we? Make both sides happy with this supercute reversible slouch bag. Use an unexpected combination of colors and prints on one side for a bold look and a subtle mix of fabrics on the other side for a more sedate look. Simply flip the bag inside out when you want to change the side of your personality that's on display.

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  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on home printers using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Printing Information:

    • Instructions: 10 pages
    • Pattern pieces: 5 pages

    What You'll Need

    44/45"-wide light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as quilting cotton, broadcloth, poplin, chambray, and linen:

    • 1/2 yd fabric A (side 1 top and strap)
    • 1/2 yd fabric B (side 1 bottom, base, button flap, and buttonhole tab)
    • 1/2 yd fabric C (side 2 top and strap)
    • 1/2 yd fabric D (side 2 bottom and base)
    • 12" x 10" piece for fabric E (side 2 button flap and buttonhole tab)

    1 1/2 yds of 20"-wide extra firm sew-in or fusible interfacing

    Coordinating thread

    Two 1" buttons

    Finished Measurements

    17" w x 10 1/4" h (with handles 20 1/2") x 4 1/4" d

    split personality reversible bag sewing pattern
  • Average rating: (4 of 5) based on 4 reviews

      Pretty Little Bag with potential
    Reviewed by Toni ( Verified Buyer) on 05/04/2016
    I thought the instructions on cutting out the pieces for the button tabs and the interfacing were confusing I bought the recommended interfacing and still ran short. You only needed to make the 3 flaps and I made 4. I found the length of the straps to be to short. The purse hangs too high if I place on my shoulder. I like the look of the button closer but the purse is a bit difficult to get into when having to unbutton. I had a terrible time getting the bottom piece to fit in as well. Least to say, The purse came out okay but I don't like it and I will not use it.
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      Great bag!
    Reviewed by Sharrone ( Verified Buyer) on 12/21/2015
    This bag came together easily. Fun and pleasant to sew.
    Love the bag. The shape and strap length are perfect. I usually have lots od trouble keeping bag scraps on my shoulder, but this works well.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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      Superb bag!
    Reviewed by Pamela on 11/08/2014
    Love the easy to follow instructions and the versatility this bag gives me. Can't wait to make another one! Only one problem----my indecisiveness as to which side to use when I carry it!
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      Very cute and easy purse!
    Reviewed by Charlotte Moody on 08/10/2014
    I love this purse. It was very easy to make. My first! I found the extra firm interfacing a little tough to manipulate, but the purse needs the backing. I think the directions for the button tab is backwards. Need to check that.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    A selection of your photos from the Straight Stitch Society Flickr group.

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