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bag, reversible bag, tuxedo, bikini
First i tought that i'd make this for the magazine "naised"(Women) bag contest. But when i found out that if i didn't win i wouldn't get it back, i decided to keep it.
It's a reversible bag which on one side has bikini (Feminine side) and on the other has tuxedo(Masculine side), cause all of us have a bit of both sides in us.

Posted by Gelllz. from Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia • Published See Gelllz.'s 4 projects »
  • Step 1

    For this bag you'll need a lot of material.
    Lycra for bikinis and bow tie, i used lycra with sequins.
    Fabric for the tuxedo part that doesn't stretch(White and black).
    Skin-tone-colour(Beige) fabric.
    Leather band

  • Step 2

    Cut out 8 pieces.
    4 for straps, 2 beige, 2 black(75x5cm)
    1 big beige rectangle(48x71 cm)
    3 small rectangles, 2 black, 1 white(48x35cm)

  • Step 3

    Sew the 3 small rectangles together with one stitch. Just place them one on the other and sew(Black-white-black).
    Now fold them so you'll have a big black rectangle.

  • Step 4

    Here i used some help from Felicia Rose's Tux T-shirt how to. On the side where you have white and black rectangles draw a line and cut. Make the lapels and sew them on using the tux T-shirt how to.

  • Step 5

    Make a bow. Cut out a rectangle of your material(The same you'll use for bikini)
    Hem the longer sides. Now sew the shorter sides together and turn right-side out.
    Cut out a smaller rectangle, sew the shorter sides together, turn right-side out and tuck the piece you made earlier trough it.
    Attatch the bow on the "tuxedo".
    Attatch the buttons.
    Hope it made sense:)

  • Step 6

    Now take your bikini fabric. Make only the front of the bottom piece, no need to waste fabric. Maybe this will halp you since my english is limited :
    Sew the bikini on one half of the beige rectangle and attatch the leather band and pearls(Leave one end slightly longer, it looks better)

  • Step 7

    Take one of your big blocks and fold it in half with the side you don't want to show on the outside. Then sew up 2 of the 3 open sides,leave the top open.
    Now do it all again so you have two.

  • Step 8

    Take one of your piece
    Turn it inside-out. At the base fold a "V" in each side by flattening the corner. Now stitch horizontally with a straight stitch.You can cut off the end of the triangle if you want.
    Do both sides and pieces.

  • Step 9

    Take two strap pieces (1 black 1 beige),
    make them face each other,Sew the longer sides. Now turn them inside-out(It's hard,i know) and iron them.

  • Step 10

    It took me a while to understand this step:
    Turn one piece rigtside-out and the other inside-out. Then stuff the one that is right-side out into the one that's wrong-side out :D
    Now you'll have to pin the straps, but they have to stay between the 2 pieces. And the beige sides of the strap and bag need to face eachother.
    Sew(You'll need to leave a cap open so you can turn the whole thing inside-out).

  • Step 11

    Turn inside-out.
    Check if everything's right.
    Sew the cap.

    You're done !

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Anastasia · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 13 projects
how did you make the tuxedo part excatly? Im a bit lost :S
Anastasia · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 13 projects
Oh my gosh. I think I am in love. I just love guys in suits! Gah! I have to make this! You're so creative in making this! I love this, its so amazing (:

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