Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reversible Shoulder Bag

Just completed my first real sewing project.
A reversible shoulder bag from Sac et Pochettes - mes carnet de couture.
I'm sure a more capable seamstress could whip this up in a weekend - lets just say it took me 'slightly' longer, but I got there in the end, mistakes and all.
I added the crochet flowers to cover my less than straight sewing!
The yellow side (the side from which I was sewing) came out ok but I just couldn't get the purple side to line up.  So cover up was the name of the game - you didn't see anything OK!


and my pleats at the bottom didn't quite line up either but that's not so visible...

I think I prefer the yellow side.  Maybe it's because whilst making it yellow was my 'main' color and the 'purple' was always just the inside? 
The bag was a gift for my friend Amy, who very kindly said she likes both sides!!

I'd love to try making a garment for myself next, any suggestions for a beginner-limited ability 'couturière' would be greatly welcomed (especially if there's a really detailed photo tutorial to go with it).


  1. I think you have done a lovely job and the crochet flowers are adorable and look as if they should be there. Everybody makes mistakes, all you can do is learn from it, very shortly you will be a prefect seamstress. Have a great weekend.

  2. I love how you added the crocheted pieces. Very pretty.

  3. It's gorgeous Emma! I love the crochet pieces even if they have been added to hide errors they look like they are meant to be there. I hope it hasn't up you off!

  4. I think it is lovely and you did a fantastic job, I love the fabric and the style, you go!!!!!!

  5. Awesome! What a lucky friend. I love the colour combination, particularly with the yellow as the "out"side. Good for you for tackling new pursuits!

  6. What an adorable bag! I love bags of all sorts. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the good thoughts for our family.

  7. I love the fact that it is reversible. It looks really good, and not an easy first project. The crochet just makes it more charming.

  8. totally lovely! I love both sides but purple and yellow are 2 of my fav colors :) Glad your friend loves it too :) Stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime!

  9. Love your bag. Do you know if the pattern is available in English at all? Would like to get it.

  10. Hi Emma, this is really lovely! I'm in awe of anyone who nice to have found your blog, thanks for your lovely comment over on mine.... You live in such a beautiful part of the world! Have a great weekend! Mel x