Reversible Bookbag Tote PDF pattern Tutorial EASY Instructions



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Make this Reversible Bookbag Tote with the PDF pattern you can Sew It Tonight. The easy instructions include a tutorial with step-by-step photos plus paper pattern templates.

This easy and well-made tote is large enough for a notebook and a couple of big textbooks and is completely reversible. The pattern includes lots of color photos,
rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly plus paper patterns to make it EASY!

The finished size of this purse is 11” wide, 13” high, and 4” deep.

METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available.

Fabric Requirements:
Outside Fabric – 3/8 yd
Inside Fabric – 3/8 yd
Band & Strap Fabric – 5/8 yd
Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) – 2/3 yd
Permanent Fabric Glue (Unique Stitch)

Use a sharp, jeans, or denim needle when you sew!

You will download the pdf file after your payment is processed. You will receive an email from Etsy with download instructions!

Fabric Requirements are given for the Rotary Cutting method. However the file also includes paper patterns if you'd rather pin and cut with scissors. You may need a little more fabric using this method - layout your pattern pieces carefully!

You will need Adobe Reader to open the pattern. This is available for free download on
The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell bags at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit Sid’s In Stitches as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.
You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the purse, not the purse itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a 11-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

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Check out my shop for some designer-made Reversible Bookbag Totes!!

METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern - please let us know you'd like it in the message to seller or convo us!

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655 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

I made this book bag for my niece's 11th birthday. Turned out so cute! I jazzed up the outside with ribbon accent and "groovy" flowers. I guess tie-dye and 70s style is back in style.

Jane Keyser Feb 14, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Ahh-Mazing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern! Very cute, love the reversible factor, perfect size and shape! Super easy pattern, well-written, easy to follow! I can see making this for many-a-gifts!! Thank you for a wonderful pattern!!

Reviewed by Anonymous May 18, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

OMG, I loved this bag pattern! It was easy to follow and true to the listing. Thank you so much and forgive my delay in writing! I will shop again.

Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 22, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Loved the Joey bag, can't wait to make this one!! :)

Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 14, 2011

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