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The Convertible/Reversible Bag Sewing Pattern


This little bag will take you from desk to dancing, traveling to touring, and everything in between! By combining two bags into one, it can be converted into four different types of bags in two different colorways or styles. It is sure to be perfect for any outfit or occasion and is ideal for travel!

Both regular and laminated cottons work beautifully with this design. The patterns also includes instructions to make a removable liner to keep the inside of your bag clean and to make bag changes easy. Scroll down to learn more…

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$6.99 – PDF Download – link will be emailed upon purchase
$10.49- Paper Pattern   – $1.25 shipping and .50 for each additional items.  Sorry, at this time I only ship to the U.S. and Canada 


Product Description

21 pages – 14 pages of instructions with illustrations
5 pages of pattern sheets (to be taped together to make full size pattern pieces)
   Note: Some pieces will be measured and cut
2 pages of cutting labels (can be made into stickers by printing to 1 x 2 5/8″mailing labels)
Includes hyperlinks to online photo tutorials for many steps and bonus projects
Imperial and metric measurements included
Easy to understand instructions and illustrations

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Sew along my friends and I in the Cozy Nest Fan Group 

 Notions & Equipment

3 – 14” (36cm) Zippers*
6 – 3/4″ (2cm) D-rings – for straps (optional)
4 – 1″ (2.5cm) Swivel hooks for strap
2 – 1″ (2.5cm) Strap sliders (tri-glides) for strap
1 – Magnetic snap,  1″ (2.5cm) piece hook and loop tape or closure of choice for flap closure on Bag 2
20″ (51cm) – 1/8″ (3mm) cotton piping cord
1 – 10 x 9” (25x23cm) piece of Heavy-weight stabilizer (to stiffen bottom and flap)
Heavy-weight needle
Teflon foot (optional but recommended for laminated cotton)
Temporary marking pen
Hand sewing needle
Basic sewing and cutting equipment
Clips or painter’s tape (optional-for use with laminated cotton)

* Purchase 2 zippers that coordinate with the Bag 1 fabrics, capsule and 1 that coordinates with the Bag 2 fabrics.  

Fabrics & Interfacing

Bag 1
Primary Fabric: 5/8 yard* (44” wide)/.60m (113cm) OR 1/2 yard* (54/56″)/.50m (140cm) – for main exterior, and strap
Suggested fabrics: quilting cotton, laminated cotton, or very light-weight home decor

Contrast Fabric: 3/8 yard* (44” wide OR 54/56″)/.25m (113-140cm) – for exterior accents
Suggested fabrics: quilting cotton, laminated cotton, or very light-weight home decor

Bag 2

Primary Fabric: 5/8 yard* (44” wide)/.60m (113cm) OR 1/2 yard* (54/56″)/.50m (140cm) – for main exterior, flap and straps
    Suggested fabrics: quilting cotton, laminated cotton or very light-weight home decor

Contrast Fabric: 1/4 yard* (44” OR 54/56″ wide)/.25m (113-140cm) – for exterior accent and piping
    Suggested fabrics: quilting cotton laminated cotton, or very light-weight home decor

Medium-weight Interfacing: one-sided fusible – 1 5/8 yards (20” wide)/1.5m (51cm) OR 2 yards/1.85m if using quilt-weight fabric

      Suggested Interfacing: Pellon Shape Flex – SF101 (this makes a soft sided bag; ideal for travel. A crisper interfacing like Pellon 808 can be used. I don’t suggest a crisper interfacing when using laminated cotton.)

**Clear Vinyl: 8 gauge – 1/4 yard/.25m- for removable liner (**purchase only if using non-laminated fabrics)

* Yardage requirement are based on fabric with non-directional prints and include approximately 1/8 extra to compensate for shrinkage and errors.

Additional Information

Pattern Type:

PDF Instant Download, Paper


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