Sunday, February 6, 2011

February: Reversible Everyday Shopper

Can anybody tell me where the first week of February went?! Yikes, this week just flew. I guess being snowed in for a few days didn't help much, but I did get quite a bit done around the house!

This month we'll be making the Reversible Everyday Shopper. And let me tell you, I sure wish this had been the first pattern in the book! It would have been a much better start than the Cosmo Bag, but at the very least I guess it can be a good break. :)


Like last month, Sara over at Sew Sweetness is really on a roll & has already shared her pattern review for this month's bag. It's a good place to start after you read through the pattern. I really like Sara's scrappy version, and this pattern certainly works well with various fabrics.

I'm using four different fabrics myself, all red or navy gingham, in three different sizes.


That smallest one on the right is rough on the eyes when cutting & sewing! I swear I was just about cross-eyed by the time I finished with it.

I've seen a few finished bags already in the Flickr album, so I know Sara & I aren't the only ones already hard at work. Be sure to share your pictures (fabric choices too!) and any questions you might have.

This month's giveaway will be a yard of FreeSpirit Olive Rose by Valori Wells, half yard each of these colors.

Olive Rose Turquoise

Olive Rose Salmon

I'll have a linky party again at the end of the month for the drawing.

If you haven't gotten started yet, it's time to read through the pattern & get your fabrics picked out. There is a lot less cutting & fusing this month than we had to deal with last month, so it shouldn't take you a day or two to get that done like it might have last month. :)

Good luck as you get started!

Until next time...


  1. I'm skipping this month (too many other projects going, and I already have a lot of totes), but will enjoy seeing what everyone else makes. Happy sewing, all!

  2. Aww, thanks Bree. I like the fabrics you picked out...I always wanted to make something with gingham. I can see why you got cross-eyed when sewing!!

  3. I have only just come across your blog and am planning on joining in as best as I can....I funny I did make an Amy bag last month any way... Her birdie sling bag and a teardrop bag, so I figure I am sort of doing in anyway. So I will make my tote and add it....already thinking of favric


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