DIY Projects & Crafts Reversible Purse How-To This simple reversible purse is a wonderful project for beginning and advanced sewers alike. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 1, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials Bag Template Heavy paper or cardstock 1/2 yard of patterned fabric 1/2 yard of solid fabric Pencil Fabric scissors Pins Sewing machine Coordinating machine-sewing thread Iron Needle and thread for basting stitch Instructions Download, enlarge, and print template on heavy paper or card stock. Trace template twice on each fabric and cut out. Align and pin the two solid pieces together, right sides facing. Do the same with the two patterned pieces. Using 1/4-inch seam allowance, sew along the top of each handle and along the bottom curve of each pinned piece, leaving both sides of both handles open. Turn the solid piece right side out, and insert the solid piece into the inside-out patterned piece. Line up seams, raw edges, and handles. Pin the edges of the "neckline" of the bag and sew with a 1/4-inch seam. Going through the longer handle, turn the entire bag right side out (patterned fabric on the outside). Press all seams. Fold raw edges of "armholes" in 1/4 inch and press. Baste together. Topstitch 1/8 inch around bag handles to finish.