Art bag

Art bag
I finally finished Sidra’s art bag! Of course I could have bought an art bag with a set of drawing equipments inside it already, but that wouldn’t be fun. So I made the bag, and my husband picked a selection of drawing equipments to fill the bag. Well, that’s our idea of fun.

Anyway, the pattern is based loosely on a tutorial found in a Japanese pattern book, but I make it wider, add more pockets, straps, and other details.

The fabric is striped cotton/linen, green stripes for the outside and red stripes for the inside. I quilted the whole bag so it would keep its shape. To make it even sturdier, I made a detachable base filled with cardboard to be put inside the bag. The bag has 3 outer pockets, several inner pockets, and detachable shoulder straps. I put an iron-on crocodile patch on the bag to ‘break’ the boring stripes (and to make the bag owner happy). I also made a bag tag for Sidra’s name, the tag has a pocket so a piece of paper can be put inside for his address and phone number.

When I showed the bag to Sidra, he said that it was better than any other art bag in stores. Baby, that’s enough to make my day.

Art bag

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  • Kim

    i love your web, and you have a good taste of fabric! nice to meet you (of course just online)

  • Senia

    Hi Novita…would you be able to make one for me to buy?

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Senia, thank you for the interest!
      However, I have to apologize that I’m not able to do it at the moment. Hope you understand! 🙂

  • verypurpleperson

    Hi Somm,
    I modified a pattern from this book:
    ソーイングナチュリラ vol.2 Spring&Summer (ナチュリラ別冊) (大型本)
    ISBN-10: 4391627973
    ISBN-13: 978-4391627978
    Hope you can find it! ^.^

  • sommm

    I LOVE this!! I would totally even use it as my everyday bag! If you don't mind me asking, do you remember which japanese pattern book it is from? I'd love to try this on my own! Thank you 🙂

  • jove

    hi Novita What a great blog. you are so talented !! & sweet bag, I want that!

  • Applesushi

    It’s such a lovely bag, you are so talened!
    It looks so professional and the stripes and crocodile are lovely.

  • Ushna

    Hi Novita! I love this bag! I’ve been following your blog for a while now. I love all your projects, everything are beautifully done. You’re amazing!

  • Karencilla

    I agree there is always something fun and fulfilling in doing something. It’s lovely.. I insist novita you should start a Kid’s line.

  • Ida Nielsen

    Oh my, I want that bag!!!

  • sushipie

    thats great! i love the little details you added. i vote it the best art bag ever!



  • chie

    so cute! the little applique is adorable.

  • Tanya

    oh he is just THE greatest sewers child ever!!!! and i love love love the things you make- only just discovered your blog, even though i’m meant to be doing uni work i can’t stop reading your backlog of posts!!!