Sew a wallet that turns into a tote | How About Orange

May 16, 2011

Sew a wallet that turns into a tote

Sew Mama Sew has posted a tutorial by the super clever Lorraine of Ikat Bag today—how to sew a little zippered wallet that unfolds into a bag. Like a transformer. It's an Autobag, or maybe a Recepticon. Thanks for featuring my fabrics, Lorraine!

P.S. The Needle Shop, who manufactured my latest line, is now offering Outside Oslo fat quarter bundles. Get small pieces of all the prints as a set right here.

P.P.S. Sorry to the nonsewers for all the fabric-centric posts lately. I'm always a little giddy after a new line comes out!

36 comments:

Three Birds Jewelry said...

too cute!

Erica Strickland said...

I went and look at the tutorial, even though I can't sew. I wish I could- those bags are awesome! (and the fabric is very swanky)

EllenQ said...

Recepticon! I love it. I'm excited to make this bag. I always want to carry one in my purse but something very compact. This is perfect!

Jess said...

Lorraine's a genius, right?

Erica, I plan to do some non-sewing tutorials with this fabric, too. I'm sympathetic to your plight, since I'm not a huge sewer myself.

The Future Mrs. Knifton said...

Autobag... Recepticon... ahahaha! So clever... :)

Gina said...

I love that this came out now. My sis & I are planning the family Xmas & this will make a great prize & I have plenty of time to get the whole process down. No last minute finagling here!

Adriana Benitez said...

Funny post (Recepticon, I love it! lol). I'm just getting into sewing and your posts are inspiring me to really give it a shot!

Poppyprint said...

Thanks for the heads up, this is a killer project. I'm waiting on my yardage of your line!!

Grandma G said...

You are entitled to feel giddy. Who wouldn't be? I am, too, and it's not even my fabric. (But it's MY daughter!) :)

Yes, Lorraine does superb work!!

Mum

Kate S. said...

I must make this for all of the women in my family and freinds, it is just too cute to pass up. Great fabric choices too, LOVE!

~Kate~

Lien said...

It's clever. I like it and love the fabrics.

Aleksandra Dębska said...

SUUUUPER!

Megan said...

Ah! Fat quarter bundles!!
I'm going there right now!

Laura said...

Ooh, great idea! That type of bag would make a great gift-wrapper as well!

FWD said...

I wrote this on FB too. Love this. Like things that serve multiple purposes.

anka said...

Looks great! And convenient, and green, and trendy and cool! :)

politeandparanoid said...

Adorable! Looks great in your fabric :)

Niki said...

I once bought a store made version of this,... and to my frustration, the bag would never go into the stupid wallet. I gave up on this things ever since. Untill today!!! I really hope it works, or I will be forced to take drastic mesures!!!

bikim said...

gorgeous! and practical!
happy week,
Rosa

amy said...

Love the sewing posts. And FQ bundles. Dangerous!

Beeps said...

No apologies necessary -- I prefer the sewing posts! Love the fabric :)

LiEr said...

Thank you, Jess, for featuring my bags-featuring-your-fabric. What a brilliant word Recepticon is! You crack me up!

sherri lynn said...

This is brilliant! And cute! Which means I definitely need it :)

Alejandra said...

Your ribbon in collar-form: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74127107/scandi-flowers-dog-collar-in-brown-1?ref=v1_other_2

Pow! I love your stuff!

Jess said...

Alejandra, that collar is awesome! Makes me think I should get a dog. Love the photography, too. Well done.

hello. said...

clever...now i can sew myself some swanky little bags + put a few in my purse. thanks for sharing :)

Laura Trevey said...

Awesome idea!!!

The Cheap Chic Momma said...

This is awesome! I would love to receive one of these as a gift!

Gal Gear said...

Very clever. Thanks for the link. This bag would be ideal to keep in the car and your luggage. The fabric is way too cute...

Mae said...

This is a great idea!

Karen D. said...

Thanks for posting this tutorial. I was looking for something like this. :o)
Karen

diamond rings said...

Very clever, very good tips, thanks as always

Mrs. Munki said...

That is A-mazing! So pretty. Great job to your mum!

allysonadeney said...

Hi Jessica,
Love this idea!
Thanks for the tutorial.
I have featured it…along with some other gifts for teachers here….
http://allysonadeney.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/17-handmade-gift-ideas-for-babies-teachers-with-tutorials/
….if you would like to take a look.
Thanks again for a super cute idea.
Ally on harrysdesk.

Gabby said...

they are very nice, i love them1 <3 <3 :-)

Anonymous said...

Have a very old one kinda like this and am giddy to find this pattern to make a new one. Love to keep it in the glovebox so I have a bag ready at a times. Thank you so much for posting this!!

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