My Hand-Stitched Tote Bag

I always wanted to make my own totebag, or any bag.  But I am having issues with my sewing machine, well… with all sewing machines, actually.  Really, I can’t get the hang of it – something always go wrong within minutes.

But somehow, I managed to make a reversible totebag, totally handsewn!  Many, many thanks to Skip To My Lou. She has provided a wonderful, easy-to-follow tutorial, which I have printed more than a year ago, but only dared to try recently.

This is the result of my first try:

My First Try at Making a Reversible Totebag
(Sorry, the image is not quite focussed)

Can you see my stitches running for their life?

The lining inside is the same as the outside…hahaha…can’t remember why I did that!

Not too shabby heh…

Sturdy stitches … guaranteed!

And I am planning to make another one.  This time, in different colours, of course! I smacked my head for making a reversible totebag that’s well… has no reversible purpose! I mean, the biggest purpose of a reversible totebag is that it’s a 2-in-1 bag! Well, maybe when one side gets smudgy, I could turn to the other side? Hahaha!

For the new colours, I am totally inspired by Made‘s bold and trendy colour choices.  And some kind of heavy duty cotton… gotta look out for that special fabric…

- Precious Crafts

Hello! I am a mom of 5, living in the beautiful town of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. My dream is to have more time for family trips, cross stitching, crocheting, reading, watching movies and contribute to the well-being of the community. My favourite words of wisdom is : 'Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well'.

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