Yeah! Sneak Peek of my new pattern!

19 June

I am really excited because I am finally able to give you a peek of my new design, “The Convertible/Reversible Bag”


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I have been working with this design on and off for probably more than a year.  It’s really unusual and sort of mind bender so it took me awhile to figure out just how to make it work.  It’s a little bag that not only converts to twice it’s size but also reverses. So, it can be 4 different bags!  Click the graphic below to see how it works: how it workds

The best part is that, since it reverses, there is opportunity for 2 completely different colorways and/or styles of fabric.  I like to make mine in laminated cotton because then its just perfect for travel – I had an interesting experience working with laminates and discovered that you really can fuse interfacing to it!! If you would like to read about that go here.  Regular cottons work equally well though and there is a bonus project to make a removable liner so your lining stays clean and it’s quick to change from look to look.

I love it and my testers made me love it even more – they did a great job.  I have put some of their bags samples here.  I hope you love it too!   Also, coming soon there will be a pattern for at least one larger version that will be perfect for travel!

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10 Responses to “Yeah! Sneak Peek of my new pattern!”

  1. Patricia A. Hawkenson June 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    I’m so glad I stumbled into your amazing group of pattern testers! Thanks for allowing me to join the fun. I’m learning from all of you, and I am hoping that this pattern, and the Cozy Nest Designs will be a SUPER SUCCESS! Congrats on all your efforts!

    • Sarah June 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

      Thanks, Patricia!

  2. Maria June 30, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    It was so much fun testing for you Sarah. Congratulations on the pattern release. I’m sure it will be a winner.

    • Sarah June 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank you Maria! You were a wonderful addition to the team. I really appreciate your help!

  3. Cindy December 2, 2014 at 4:25 am #

    Would it be ok to sell the finished bag? Thank you.

    • Sarah December 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      Hi Cindy,
      Sure, go right ahead and thanks for asking!

      • Cindy December 3, 2014 at 7:43 am #

        Hi Sarah,

        I know I’m asking too much, but for the two free cosmetic bags, is it ok to sell the sewn bags using those free pattern of yours? Thanks again.

  4. Jenny March 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi I have recently downloaded and printed out the Convertible bag pattern and am wondering if the pattern includes the half inch seam allowances, which the text of the pattern says to use, or not. Are the seam allowances included in the printed pattern or should I add a half inch all round each pattern piece?

    I Can\’t wait to get started on making this bag but need to know the answer to this before I begin cutting fabric.

    Thanks Jenny

    • Sarah March 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

      Hi Jenny,
      Thanks for the comment! Yes, the seam allowances are included in the pattern pieces. Please let me know if you have any questions as you go along. If it’s easier, you can email me directly at Have fun! sarah

  5. Jenny March 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for your help. I am going to have to wait a while before starting on making the convertible bag, I have another urgent project to complete before visitors arrive to stay with us for a few days. But when I do get started I will certainly contact you if I run into any problems that I can’t manage to solve by myself. Thankyou for the offer of being able to e.mail you direct. I appreciate that. Regards Jenny

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