DIY REVERSIBLE BAG + FREE PATTERN + VIDEO

I’m so excited to share a new project with you!
DOWNLOAD THE FREE BAG PATTERN HERE

Oh how I love this bag! It’s a simple over the shoulder, boho style bag that can look casual like a book bag/grocery sack, or it can feel chic like a purse. It’s so versatile. And guess what??It’s REVERSIBLE. Yep. Y’all are often asking for reversible projects. So here you go! Two bags in one, using one of my favorite prints from my Butterscotch fabric collection with FIGO fabrics.
GET MY FABRICS: Do a search for “Dana Willard fabric”, check etsy.com, etc.


This project comes with a FREE BAG PATTERN.
(Click the pink button below).
If you need help printing or piecing the pages together, watch:
“How to use PDF Patterns” here.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:
• 1 yard for the OUTER bag
• 1 yard for the LINING bag

FABRICS TO USE:
• Quilting Cotton
• Linen
• Lightweight Canvas
• Denim
• Flannel
…get creative!

With your pattern pieces printed and ready to go, watch my step-by-step video for assembling your reversible bag. There’s a clever trick to the project that will make you feel like a magician when you do it. Love those moments!

IF YOU WANT STEP BY STEP PHOTOS, here are some bullet points (Please note, all the fine details are in the video):

• Cut out 2 Outer pieces and 2 Lining pieces.
• With RST (right sides together), sew the 2 outer pieces together around the sides/bottom. Then sew the the 2 lining pieces the same way. It’s like you’re making 2 separate bags.

Refer to the next 4 photos below.
• Turn the Lining bag right side out and place it inside of the Outer bag (so the right sides of each bag are together), lining them up at the side seams.
• Measure down 10 inches from the ends of the bag straps (this is where you will start sewing in the next step).Pin the two bags together, staring at the 10-inch mark around the curved areas, to the other 10-inch marks. There are 4 areas: the curved areas around both side seams, the curved areas on the middle fronts of the bag (see video for more details).
• Sew around these curved areas using a 1/2″ seam allowance. 
• Clip the curved areas so they will lay flat. Be careful not to clip into the stitch line.

Refer to the next 6 photos below.
• The Fun Tricky part! – Carefully turn the whole bag right side out by pulling the bag through one of the strap openings. Just do it little by little. At one point it will “give” and easily pull the rest of the way out.
• Press the edges of all 8 straps under 1/2″. They will naturally want to fold under. Make sure your straps are the same length (trim any excess if needed) and sew the ends of 2 Outer straps together, the other 2 Outer straps together, 2 Lining straps together, the other 2 Lining straps together. Refer to the video here if needed.
• Match up the edges of the Outer and Lining straps together. Pin them together, and top stitch around the inside of the straps and the outside of the straps, closing any openings in the bag straps.

And you’re done!
Enjoy your cute little bag on the linen side, or the dot side!

And fill it with all your favorite things.
This is such a great bag to make for a gift or to just have on-hand for yourself!

If you share your photos online, please share with me! You can tag me at:
@made_everyday
#madeeverydaypatterns
Have a great day!

SPLENDOR QUILT Pattern

I’m so happy to announce a NEW quilt pattern! Can you tell I’ve caught the quilting bug??
I hope you have too after watching my ULTIMATE QUILT video. It walks you through ALL the quilting steps from beginning to end. So you CAN DO IT.

This new pattern is called the SPLENDOR QUILT.
It comes in 5 quilt sizes with an added bonus: the pattern includes a cute pillow sham in Standard US + King sizes, so you can make a complete bedding set.

I really love making this quilt and I hope you do too! The Splendor Quilt celebrates the splendor of color as it moves through the spectrum. And this version just screams summer. Makes me want to sit pool side with friends, sipping something cold and delicious.

What I love most, is that it’s the perfect design to showcase an entire fabric collection, or to use solids and basics. There are so many fun fabric shops that sell whole collections by a specific designer, or curated bundles of FQs (fat quarters) which work great here.
Check out these cute shops for fabric bundles:
Cottoneer
Hawthorne Supply Co.
Fabric Bubb
Piper Autumn Fabrics
Etsy.com

And if you think you’re having deja vu….Yep! This is an expanded version of the Squeeze the Day Quilt I shared recently. I loved it so much, that I expanded the pattern to 5 sizes, up to King, then added two Pillow Shams, and packed in even more info and tips. I really hope you feel like I’m sitting there next to you as we sew.


Details about the pattern:

• 5 quilt sizes
• 2 pillow shams (so you can make a complete bedding set)
• Very detailed instructions
• The pattern teaches you step by step to make Flying Geese, using the “no waste” method and offers tons of practice!
• Colorful diagrams + tips
• All the basics are included—like basting a quilt, design ideas for quilting, and how to bind your quilt.
• Instructions for making a pillow sham.
• All the nitty gritty stuff you’ll need.

If you’ve never made Flying Geese before, no problem! The instructions explain what Flying Geese are, why they’re called that, and how to make them, step by step, so you’ll be flying solo with ease.

Plus, you can always watch the Ultimate Quilt Video for extra help with basting, quilting, and binding your quilt. Just hit the play button below, or watch it on my channel here:

Okay….I’ve rambled enough. Grab the SPLENDOR QUILT PATTERN in my shop.
Scroll through all the photos for fabric requirements, etc.
And if you share online, tag your pics to #SplendorQuilt and tag me too! @made_everyday

Have fun sewing!

THE ULTIMATE QUILT VIDEO

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End!

Have you made a quilt yet??
Or maybe you’ve been thinking about it, but you just don’t know where to start?
So many terms, rules….rulers??
I feel you! I’ve been there! It can feel a little overwhelming.

So I’m here to free you from the fear of getting started!

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End! I made the ULTIMATE QUILT VIDEO for you…(with more quilting videos to come). And I called it the Ultimate, because the video contains every single part of quilting that you need to know, all in one place.
So you can watch it, pause where you need to, come back to it later, etc. Obviously there are many additional tricks and info to learn about quilting, and many different ways to do it. But what was overwhelming to me when I started quilting, was knowing where to find the info. You know, all the basics kind of stuff to just make my first quilt.

So all that info is here for you! We’ll walk through the steps together.

This video can be used to make any quilt….but I am specifically using the STRIPEY QUILT PATTERN, which is FREE. You can grab it here in my shop.
How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End! In the video, we’ll make a baby size quilt, which is really manageable.
I’m using 2 of my fabric collections with FIGO Fabrics:
• Butterscotch
• Squeeze

I love when fabric collections meld together nicely. The pinks and oranges in this quilt are my favorite! Along with that backing fabric….

How to make a quilt - Learn to make quilt from Beginning to End! How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End! Orange you glad you stopped by today?
Heh heh. But really, I hope you are. I think you’re going to enjoy making this simple quilt.

We’ll methodically go through the steps, but keep it moving at a fun pace.

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End!
WATCH THE ULTIMATE QUILT VIDEO

Press the play button below, or watch it here on my channel:

Or click on a heading below to jump straight to that section:

Watch > CUTTING + ASSEMBLY

• How to cut out fabrics.
• How to read a quilt pattern.
• Should you prewash fabrics?
• Sewing the pieces together.

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Watch > MAKING THE QUILT SANDWICH

• Types of batting.
• Squaring up the quilt.
• Backing fabric.
• Basting the layers together.

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End! How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End!

Watch > QUILTING

Sewing decorative stitches to the top of your quilt with a home sewing machine.
Thanks BABY LOCK sewing machines. 💗

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End!

Watch > BINDING

• How to make a binding (vs bias tape) using bias seams.
• How to sew the binding to your quilt.
• How to sew the corners!
• How to hand stitch the back side.

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End! How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End! It’s all in there!
Everything you need to know to make a quilt, and start your quilting adventure, and to wonder what it’s like to wear the same outfit for seven days while filming. Haah. Yep, I did that fun work for you. It was a “work uniform” labor of love. Enjoy!
WATCH THE ULTIMATE QUILT VIDEO HERE. 

How to make a quilt - Learn to make a quilt from Beginning to End!