This is my little tutorial for making a Child’s Reversible Tote, perfect for toting around those beloved somethings. Keep in my mind that my goal is always just to encourage creativity, not to be an expert
The finished bag is only about 10 inches long so you will need about a 1/4 yard of pretty fabric and then another 1/4 yard of coordinating fabric for reverse side. You will also need about 24 inches of cotton webbing for the handles (or you could just make your own handles if you’re feeling ambitious).
Take a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I just grabbed a sheet out the printer (fancy, I know). Cut 2 pieces of your first fabric, using the sheet of paper as your pattern. You can trace it on to the fabric or just pin it like I did. Do the same with your coordinating fabric. So you should now have 2 pieces of your first pretty fabric and 2 pieces of your coordinating fabric.
Lay the coordinating fabric pieces right sides together and with a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew all around 3 sides, leaving the top open. Now turn right side out.
Do the same with the other two fabric pieces but do not turn right side out. So now you have two little sacs. One that is inside out and one that isn’t.
Now cut your cotton webbing in half equally so you have two handles for your bag. (you can make these smaller or larger if you want)
Pin the handles to the top of the sac that is NOT inside out, being careful not to twist them. You can measure so you place them right, but I just eyed it. After they are pinned in place stitch them onto the fabric to keep them in place.
Now shove this sac with the handles into the sac that is inside out. Make sure the handles are down and in between the two sacs (let’s see how many times I can say sac). Match up the side seems and pin all the way around the top making sure to mark off about a 3 inch gap (you’ll need the gap to turn the whole bag right side out when you’re finished sewing).
With a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew around the top of the bag but don’t forget about leaving that 3 inch opening.
Now through the opening, turn the bag right side out, stuffing the one fabric into the other to form the bag.
You’re almost finished! You should probably iron the bag at this point (I didn’t) and then sew around the whole top of the bag as close to the edge as you can closing up your gap.
Voila! A cute reversible bag for your little one!