Make a reversible Book Bag

Make this handy Reversible Book Bag with no sewing pattern required.

However, if you'd prefer to download a paper pattern see HERE

You will need:

  • Fabrics (woven no stretch best)
  • Threads
  • Sharp scissors
  • Pins
  • Optional sewing machine

4 Main bag pieces any size that suits you but all 4 must match.

Be mindful of pattern direction

Right sides together sew 2 pieces together along sides and base edge using 1cm seam allowance.

Repeat with the other fabrics

Make main bag and lining separately

Make straps with 5" strips as long as you like see how HERE

Insert lining bag into outer bag RIGHT Sides Together (RST)

Sandwich straps between layers with excess poking out

Join outer and lining bag around top edge catching straps and leaving a gap.

Turn right way out


Top stitch to finish your fabulous new bag!

Play around with different print designs to make some fun variations.

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Happy Sewing

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