Thursday, February 03, 2011

Yellow Bag

Dear readers,

I’ve finalized my timetable and it looks as if I will have more time to sew this semester. Yay!

I’ve come up with a system of sewing goals for the new year. Every week, I have to finish something – draft a pattern or sew a garment – and then I get a reward at the end of the week. My partner is doing the same thing with his book project. So far it’s been really motivating.

I’m happy to report that I’ve achieved my goals for this week. Once Olivier achieves his goals, I get a nice dinner at our local Chinese restaurant. Hurry up Olivier!

This bag was inspired by a Reversible Bag tutorial by Very Purple Person. I made mine a little bigger because I wanted to use it for textbooks and all my university stuff. The outside fabric is a beautiful rich yellow canvas that I bought in London and the inside is a true '80s vintage fabric that I found in a fabric shop in York. The result is pretty bright, I must admit, but I'd rather be brighter than boring! I doubt I'll wear it on the '80s side though.

If you are looking to start sewing, this is a the project for you. It's fun and quick and the tutorial really could not be any clearer.


  1. This is awesome!
    Maybe I should try make this bag for my books.
    Is it very hefty? would it be ok for my book and my laptop?

  2. You would have to make the downloadable pattern a bit bigger. I can send you the dimensions of mine if you want. It's certainly large enough for my needs, but you have your huge bio chem textbooks and everything else so I don't know. I would recommend using a very think fabric (try upholstery section or Ikea fabrics) and measuring out how big you actually need it to be. You should also make pockets for the inside lining!! I made a pocket in mine and it's so cute and useful. I should have taken a picture of the pocket!


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