30 September 2009

reversible bag

I've had time to sew! Scott swam with the kids the weekend of my birthday while I made this reversible bag for Sarah. I love reversible, mainly because it means I don't have to finish the edges! One side is for dance, the other is for overnight.

She picked the fabrics from what I had. I said, "Are you sure?" As queen of all things un-matching, she answered firmly, "Yes".

The style is from the Japanese knot bag. (The long handle fits through the smaller handle to close. I started with an idea I found here, made it bigger and added pockets.) Her Nonnie embroidered her name on red fabric for the tags.

Pulling it all together was fun- using red stitching on pink fabric, applying part of an old ballerina t-shirt, and making piping with the unmatching fabric (around the bottom of the dance side).

One project down, and just in time for the first dance class!