Now that I have my sewing machine out of the box and actually working for me I decided to try out one of these reversible tote bags that I saw here. This tutorial is amazing. This is only my second time using my sewing machine and I was able to follow it and actually came out with a fairly cute bag. I did make a change to this one. I added a pocket to the inside of mine because I like to have somewhere to put the little stuff in my purse.
I did struggle with it a little bit. I put the straps on wrong and when I flipped my bag right side out after sewing I discovered that my straps were between the outer fabric and the lining. Whoops. So I became friendly with my seam ripper and took out the entire thing. I redid it correctly and I love the way it came out.
Wanna see the finished product?
I used some fabric that I found at Joann's. I didn't even realize when I bought the fabric that the lining and the outer fabric have the exact same flowers on them and the colors even match. I just thought they looked cute when I bought them.
Here's a picture of the lining fabric:
I love this bag. And it was really easy to make. I think I might be making some more in the near future for some friends.