Director Jewels: Waverize It: Creating a Reversible Tote with Waverly Fabric and Jo-Ann

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Waverize It: Creating a Reversible Tote with Waverly Fabric and Jo-Ann

Disclosure: I received fabric from Jo-Ann and Waverly to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

It's National Sewing Month and Waverly's 90th Anniversary - and I am so excited to be sharing a project that I made in celebration of the Waverize It! Contest from Waverly and Jo-Ann! What, you may ask, does it mean to "Waverize" something? It's easy and fun! Waverly has created a line of wonderful home decor fabric that is available at Jo-Ann. Stop by your local store, pick up some fabric that suits your style, and start creating. The sky is the limit!

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

For my Waverize It! project, I was torn. I wanted to do something special and unique - but I also have limited sewing time since Addie doesn't sleep. We've been visiting the Farmer's Market a lot lately, and I've been trying to remember to use my reusable grocery bags when buying household necessities. I don't always remember to bring the bags, though - and I think that's partially because they are not very pretty or exciting. I decided I would feel much more motivated if I had a one-of-a-kind bag to use for my purchases!

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

Jo-Ann sent me some amazing Waverly fabric and as soon as it arrived, I was just itching to get started! I found a reversible tote bag tutorial (from where else - Pinterest!) and set to work. Addie was determined to help me, as shown in the photo above - but she ended up playing in her bouncer while there were pins and scissors scattered about the floor!

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

The tutorial says that this bag should take around an hour or so to complete. I can attest that when you are sewing while taking care of a toddler and a baby, that time is multiplied quite a few times. Still, it was a fairly quick project (for me) and I love how it turned out!

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

The pattern is for a reversible tote - I wanted it to be all the same, so I just used this gorgeous Waverly fabric for both the inside and outside layers. I've already received compliments on it. I have grand intentions of high-tailing it to my Jo-Ann store to find more Waverly fabric - there are so many more things around here I could Waverize! I think I want to make another clothespin bag - I need two of those, right?

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

After the bag was finished, I couldn't resist using a strip of extra fabric to whip up this ruffly flower. It doubles as an accent on the bag and a baby hair accessory! One day, you will probably find some flowers like this in my Etsy shop (whenever it finally exists).

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

Are you inspired yet? If you are dreaming up some projects that will Waverize your own life, make sure you check out the Waverize It! Contest. Now through September 22, you can enter your project for a chance to win $1,000 in Waverly fabric plus a $250 Jo-Ann gift card!


Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

I want to know - what will you create for the contest? What's the most unique item you have ever created with fabric?

Waverize It Contest Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Waverly Fabric Sewing Challenge Reversible DIY Tote Bag Sew Craft Create

Disclosure: I received fabric from Jo-Ann and Waverly to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

8 comments:

  1. The most unique item you have created with fabric is a mic cover! ;) :D

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    1. Haha, you are right! I actually forgot about that. :)

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    2. :) I wonder whatever happened to that.....

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    3. LOL! If it's not with your costume, who knows! :)

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  2. I love the bag and the hair bow. You did a great job Waverizing!

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