Fabric Book bag

Fabric Book bag
Fabric Book bag
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This is a great reversible pattern for a book or grocery bag that you can finally use those leftover scraps of cute material for!  It is Intermediate level but can be modified for beginners too!

Dimensions- from top of straps to bottom of bag: 20 inches

Height and Width- 16x11 inches

Click here for pattern cutout,(Note:The pattern had rounded edges but I modified it for square edges so that it would work better for books and I didn't sew the top of strap so I could tie it for a cuter style.)

Pattern instructions:

1. Place pattern on fold, cut 2 of each

fabric. We’re gonna refer them as set

A and set B.

If you want pockets, sew them before

going to the next step.

2. Sew the darts by putting right sides of each set together

and sew all bottom edges, leaving

the straps part open.

3. Put set B in set A, right sides

together, and sew around the


Stop stitching about 20 cm

before the tops of the straps.

4. Clip rounded corners ( I made mine more square for books)

If your machine has reverse

stitch, use it on each end of

stitchings to secure it.


5. Turn the right sides out through one of the straps. It will be a bit difficult at first  but just keep doing it.

You will feel a thug and after that the bag will turn right sides out smoothly.

Pull out each of the remaining straps.


6. Sew the straps of each set together making sure that you sew each

strap to the strap beside it, NOT the strap

that is in front of it.

7. Press the seams open. Fold seam

allowances on straps and press.

Also press edges of bag to make it easier

for topstitching.

8. Match the tops seams together and pin all

open edges of straps.

You can also use fusible tapes to make sure

it is neat. I used pins

9. Topstitch all edges of bag and you are done with your reversible book bag!


About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.