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Sunday 1 September 2013

A Reversible Bucket Bag for my August birthday stash

A couple of years ago I bought a copy of 'The Bag Making Bible' by Lisa Lam. Having read through it I put it on the bookshelf with good intentions of making lots of bags! So here we are two years later and it was still there. But, encouraged by the results of my sewing bag from Some Kind of Wonderful I decided to make a bag for my birthday stash.

The Reversible Bucket Bag is exactly what it says. It is one step up from a basic bag but is still very simple to make. I spent one afternoon cutting out and fusing and the following afternoon sewing together. So here is the result of my labours.

I used some ikat fabric from Indonesia that has been in my stash for many years. It is soft but strong and with the interfacing and fusible fleece attached makes a firm bag.

Two more bags, but smaller, for my stash.

This Jacobs Ladder envelope bag uses some gorgeous pansy fabric that I had and the pretty little button seemed just right.

This smaller envelope bag is made from scraps of the Egyptian fabric that I used last month. The patches are 1" squares. It just needs a button - but I have run out of time!!

I have some turquoise beads, one of which may make the perfect button.

We have had a busy weekend so no time for sewing - maybe tomorrow.

September is here and we have a busy month ahead with visits to UK and to Spain. Should be exciting.

Happy stitching



  1. You will appreciate your new bag. You didn't take so long to made it. Have a nice week! And by the way, your butterfly's picture (at the top of the blog) is beautiful!

  2. Hi Lin Oh I think your bags are lovely. I like the fabrics you have used for the reversable one. :)

  3. Your bags are super cute.Have a fun week!

  4. I have got that book too... I must get it out.. your bag looks great....

  5. what lovely bags. love the little envelope bags. Very cute,
    hope you enjoy your travelling!

  6. Love your bag! and your little envelope ones are gorgeous. We are thinking of taking ourselves off for a few weeks now the kids are back at school... not sure where yet, but don't care where we go! Hugs xx

  7. Oh the bag is gorgeous Lin... and reversible too, so clever. All 3 bags are very lovely, well done x

  8. You did a wonderful job on the bag and I'm impressed that it's even reversible! Lovely button. I have had good intentions of making a bag myself, and yet...no bag ;-)
    Enjoy your trips, they sound like a lot of fun.

  9. The bag bible is a wonderful book. You did a wonderful job. I like the style and the fabrics you have used. Thank you for visiting my blog. So I could find yours. You did so many wonderful things, I am very impressed and will visit you often.
    Bye from Cologne

  10. Oh, my! all the bags are just gorgeous.

  11. Hello Lin, I like your bags, all so cute and the little button is perfect. I have not jet seen that book, but will look it up. Enjoy your trip to Spain.

  12. Wonderful bags Lin! Love the shape of the bucket bag and the fabric too.


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