Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MyBotang Sew Along - Reversible Bucket Bag

Reversible bucket bag from Sew Mama Sew
I have decided to join MyBotang's sew along and this is my first ever sew along. I never sew this sort of pattern before so it's going to be fun learning something new with a given time line. The bag looks so adorable & I can't wait to make one myself. The pattern is from Lisa Lam's 'The Bag making Bible'. You can download the reversible bucket bag PDF pattern here.

Here's the sew along time line:

Gather fabrics and other supplies 1 - 14 Feb (2 week)
Cut out pieces 15 - 21 Feb (1 week)
Preparing the binding, button loop, self cover button and interfacing (steps 1-4 on the instruction page) 22 - 28 Feb (1 week)  
Bag exterior and lining (steps 5-8 on the instruction page) 1 - 7 March (1 week)
Binding - top edge, side top edge and handles (steps 9 - 14 on the instruction page) 8 - 14 March (1 week)

I haven't decide on the fabrics yet. Should I repurpose or use new materials? I'm thinking of mixing denim with cotton but I'm worried that the fabric would be too heavy. If I choose those, then I have to find a sturdier material for the handle. Still got 5 days to decide...hehe

Happy Sewing :)


  1. yeay!! more sew along members.. welcome..welcome..
    the pattern does recommend using similar weight fabrics for all 3.. so the handle would be of same weight as the body..
    cant wait to see your what you decide..

  2. What a fun idea! I should try this sometime. And, it's such a cute bag. Can't wait to see yours. You should use your fabrics and or repurpose some. That would be a fun challenge! Are you going to post pictures each week?

  3. Sue, I'm gonna use a medium weight denim for the bag & maybe some patchwork for the lining. I'll be posting about it soon.

    Hi Sena, It is fun making stuff in groups. Definitely some repurposing going to be added in this project & I will be posting the updates as the work progresses. I myself am thrilled & can't wait to see the finished work:)


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