Kristin Link

Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch

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Instructor Kristin Link of "Sew Mama, Sew!" introduces herself and shares an overview of the two gorgeous bags you'll make.
Make the outside pieces of this versatile bag, sew them together, box the bottom and make and attach the handles.
Follow along with Kristin as you make and attach a pocket to the lining, sew the lining and join the lining and exterior. Want the pocket on the outside? Just turn the bag inside-out! It's fully reversible.
Create an adorable zippered pouch that can hold makeup, sewing notions, school supplies and more. Your bag comes to life as you assemble your pieces, then sew the front with a zipper. Kristin's easy zipper technique will make you smile!
Complete your new zipper pouch as you sew a little strap, attach it and assemble the rest of the bag. You'll have a custom accessory for yourself or to give as a gift. Don't be surprised when all your friends ask you to make them bags, too!
5 Lessons
1  hrs 14  mins

Looking for a quick, fun project that won’t break the bank or tax your nerves? In this class, the founder of the popular website Sew Mama Sew guides you through the process of creating two handy and attractive bags. Even beginning sewer will feel at ease following Kristin Link’s precise and simple directions – yet the finished product will look entirely professional. These cute and handy bags will garner praise when you carry them and raves when you gift them, if you can bear to give them away!

Kristin Link

Kristin is the owner of Sew, Mama, Sew!, an online fabric shop, blog and sewing forum, which she started in 2005. Before becoming the mother of two daughters, Kristin was a teacher, a trainer and instructional designer. She has taught and written for people of all ages in a variety of environments, including public schools and corporate settings. In addition to writing for her own blog, Kristin is a regular contributor to The FabShop News, a sewing industry trade magazine.

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16 Responses to “Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch”

  1. Colleen Monahan

    Just at the end of the tote bag instructions, when you are pinning both bags together, it was hard to see if the handles were tucked in (for sewing) or left out. I re-wound the video several times and finally concluded they are tucked in. It was the only unclear part of your instructions. Love the bag!

  2. Nora Isabel

    Me encantó la bolsa reversible, me gustó mucho el cuidado y la clara explicación, muchas gracias por compartir sus conocimientos.

  3. Lori

    I love those bags! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. Tsakani Maluleke

    Thank you so much for this class.i was looking for ways to raise money for my sewing business and I think these 2 items could be my answer

  5. Jennifer Robison

    Love the pocket tip!!! Thank you for teaching this technique!!

  6. Robin Pollard

    Wonderful Class and a wonderful project! Thanks so much!!!


    I did the pouch and am very happy with it. I whished Icould send you a pic. Thank you very much.

  8. Haniyeh

    Hi , I need help for attending to your online classes .


    Nothing under download and instruction

  10. Sarah bhuyan

    Unable to download the pattern pls.

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