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IKEA reversible bags

Added Jun 29, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I was offered by several nice ladies to join them in a local market day held in my area and decided to make reversible Charlie bags for this occasion because (1) they’re quick and easy to make, (2) they’re more versatile than clothes, and (3) they give me the chance to use IKEA those fabrics I’ve been wanting to use but never found the right thing to make. So I made bags. Not one or two or ten, but thirty-three reversible bags.

The sales were pretty good, two bags and two pouches were sold even before the market opened. Since I still have a few bags lying around, I decided to sell them online.

blogged here

I’ve also made a giveaway to get this bag for free! Checked here.

Material Notes

IKEA fabrics: 100% cotton, thread




Garment Type

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    Feb 2, 2012, 02.54 AMby Chelley Black

    What fabulous ideas!!! I have Ikea fabric that I didn’t know what to do with. Now, I know … a tote bag and an ironing board cover. Thanks!

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    Jul 7, 2009, 09.44 AMby lybu

    WOW. These bags are so cool. I am sure that you sale a lot of them.

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    Jul 1, 2009, 11.49 AMby cicaktoes

    Wow – asyiiiik banget! :)

    I love the photo display of all of the bags! I’ve made reversible Charlie’s before, but how great to see them in such bold, fun fabric. I’ve only made a dress with Ikea fabric, but great idea to use it for Charlie, as it probably makes a sturdy/durable bag!

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    Jun 30, 2009, 12.20 PMby miss-g

    They look amazing in IKEA fabric. Well done.

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    Jun 30, 2009, 11.19 AMby hannnc

    I love each one of your bags! They’re in such happy colours and patterns. Wonderful!

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    Jun 30, 2009, 09.29 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    These are great, I love Ikea fabric. I made myself a new ironing board cover from the black and white one in your first photo, I love it! Well done :)

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    Jun 30, 2009, 03.03 AMby marinaglory

    How beautiful! Your bags make me so happy just looking at them! What a great project with great results!

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    Jun 29, 2009, 04.30 PMby julietta

    Wow, you have been busy. Ikea fabrics can be difficult because they are sometimes very stiff. But you put them to good use and the bags are gorgeous!

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    Jun 29, 2009, 11.37 AMby sewella

    Good luck with the shop! Knowing how good you are at sewing (i.e. creating) I am sure you’ll have success!!! By the way – the fabric you used is gorgeous!

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    Jun 29, 2009, 11.06 AMby marmota-b

    Thirty-three of them? Wow…I hope they’ll sell quickly! They deserve it!

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