Here's the finished look of the reversible bucket bag. Somehow sewing the handles was not as hard as I thought & basting it into place before final sewing prevents unwanted 'accidents'. So miss seam ripper was on a honeymoon :)
On this patchy side, I embroidered Charlie Chaplin's quote.
I like the simplicity on the denim side. I'm sure most of you would prefer the denim look.
The size of this bag is perfect for weekend shopping & I particularly like the long handles. Ample of space for your armpit to breathe :D. I usually make 50cm long handles. The inside does crumple a bit. From my little experience of sewing fabric boxes, if I sew the interior & exterior the exact same measurement, the inside will crumple. But when I reduced the interior measurement about 0.2cm, then I get clean smooth interior. So that explains the unwanted crumple.
A special thank you to Sue from MyBotang Crafty Corner for organizing this sew a long. Sewing this bag was fun! To all sew a long members who are in the midst of finishing this bag, keep on sewing :).
Happy sewing & crafting!