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Night and Day Pattern - Purse & Reversible Mini Tote

This versatile set of bags makes it easy to quickly change your look, night or day!

The Purse has one slip and two zippered compartments to separate and organize all your essentials. Carry it over the shoulder or crossbody using the adjustable, detachable strap. Or detach the strap and carry the Purse as a clutch. The Purse may be carried on its own or it may be used inside the Tote as an organizer!

The Mini Tote features handles and a tie closure. It is reversible for two fun looks: a quilted side or a non-quilted side with a welt pocket. The Purse’s carrying strap may also be attached to the rings on the Tote.

Purse: 6-1/2in H x 10-1/2in to 12-1/2in W x 4-3/4in D
Reversible Mini Tote: 9in H x 11in to 16in W x 6in D

Night and Day makes a great class for all levels of sewists, from beginners to more advanced makers.

We'd suggest three half-day classes or two full-day classes for this project.

For full-day classes, we'd suggest making the Purse on Day 1 and the Mini Tote on Day 2.

If you split it into three half-day classes, we'd suggest this order:
Class 1: Begin making PURSE. Cover Steps II through IV-E (pages 3 through 7). This includes preparation of the various components of the bag (straps and tabs, flap) and students will begin assembly of the purse. Students can finish those steps at home if necessary.
Class 2: Complete PURSE. Cover steps III-F and G (pages 7 through 9) to complete assembly.
Class 3: Make MINI TOTE. Cover steps II through 5 (pages 10 through 15).

We recommend that students read the pattern and watch the Add-on Videos before coming to class. They should also come to class with their fabric quilted and everything cut out and labeled for their project. So, for the Purse they should complete all of step I. Cut and Quilt on page 2 of the pattern before coming to class. For the Mini Tote, they should complete step I. Cut and Quilt on page 10 of the pattern before coming to class.

  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: Various
  • Final Product: Bag/Tote/Purse
  • Technique Used: Standard Machine Sewing
  • Skill Level: Beginner