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Reversible Sling Bags with the Brother Innov-is #sewingfun #brotherinnovis #thesearethedays #sugarbeecrafts

For years I’ve had several coordinating fabric sets just waiting to be used, so when I saw this project on Pinterest I knew I had to give it a try. So I set out to make one.

What I didn’t anticipate was making 5.

sewing troubles

I printed out the Reversible Sling Bag Pattern from Sugar Bee Crafts. I didn’t have enough of the fabric to cut the pieces on the fold, so I tried cutting 4 separate pieces instead {which I’ve since discovered I prefer anyways}. For some reason this had me all sorts of turned around and I ended up cutting pieces the wrong way and sewing them together wrong {so weird}, which resulted in becoming well acquainted with the seam ripper. #frustrating

Literally hours were spent on this first one and although there is no real rhyme or reason to the placement of the 3 different fabrics, I love how it turned out.

cross body bag 2I mean, how cute it this!!!!

I knew I wanted to make another one, mainly to redeem myself. haha

I kept to my preference of not using the liner (I don’t think it needs it) and cutting 4 pieces instead of 2 (I love the way a top stitched seam looks) and set to work.

cross body bag

The seams look so clean and finished with a top stitch.

And then I made 3 more. Ha! Once I had all the pieces cut it was only about an hour to complete, due in large part to the smoothness of this awesome machine. I’m honestly in love.

Earlier in June, I was watching my cousin’s two youngest kids for the week and they both asked for one. Miss M picked the fabric for hers and was THRILLED when it was finished, wearing it everywhere we went.

cross body bag girl cute like me sugar bee crafts brother innovis

Not to be left out, her little brother also wanted one. He’s big into superheroes, so Superman was no surprise. And he was SO excited to have a bag to carry his doggy in!

cross body bag boy cute like me sugar bee crafts brother innovis

Can you see why I had to make one more?

cross body bag 3I don’t have a photo of this bag with the recipient yet, so for now here’s a swatch of the adorable Hello Kitty fabric I used.

Now my only task is to make one sized perfectly for me to use this summer as a beach bag. Not to mention the long list of sewing projects that I’m anxious to try. Just wait until I get my hands on the embroidery functions ~ *squeal*

Brother Innovis NQ3500D cute like me

Photo used with permission from website

Disclaimer: Brother Canada provided me with a Brother Innov-is NQ3500D machine for trial purposes, but all opinions expressed are solely my own and do not necessarily represent or align with the views or opinions of Brother Canada.

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