Category: bags and purses

Ipod case

A simple ipod case from leftover fabrics. I use thick felt for the inside and some elastic for closure. The bottom of the case has a hole for earphones cables. The stitches are not so neat, but at least it’s useful.

Flour sack bag

I also bought this interesting fabric with squares of vintage-inspired flour and detergent sack images on it. I just cut two pieces of the squares and made a little bag out of them. The handles are linen ribbon, also from Cottonfield. It’s a small bag, so I might use it for carrying books or lunches. But Sidra said that the bag is too girly for him. Oh, well.

Reversible Tote Bag

My husband has been saying that he wants a new tote bag, so I made this reversible tote for him; made of natural-fibres fabric that we bought last weekend in Cottonfield, Kichijoji. I’ve read about this fabric store in this very useful flickr album of movinghands, and it is indeed such a lovely little place. The place is only two storeys, so it’s not as big nor as overwhelming as Yuzawaya. Perfect when I don’t have enough time in Kichijoji. I especially love the rows of little shelves filled with neatly folded fabric, each about 50 cm in lengths. For […]

Matching robot wallet

As requested by Sidra, this is a wallet with the same fabric as his robot bag.I looked at one of my wallet and just tried to figure out how they were connected together, then I drew those squares on the fabric. I put two pieces of cardboard inside the wallet lining to reinforce it and sew a piece of thin plastic for the photo section. Everything went smoothly until I had to sew the bindings. It was so bulky I couldn’t put it under the sewing foot, so I had to finish it with hand sewing. The finished piece look […]

Robot bag

Sidra loves to carry a messenger bag wherever he goes out, in which he puts his sunglasses, scarves, tissues, sunscreen, and some snacks. As his old bag is now dirty, he asked me to make him a new bag (and a wallet too, actually). We found this cute cotton/linen fabric with robots pattern in Yuzawaya. The red fabric was actually toile fabric that I dyed red. The result is somewhat faded red, which I really like. I made up the pattern myself using CorelDraw! This bag has two pockets and an adjustable strap, I can just add another button (or […]

A tote bag from used flour bag

I only brought two suitcases when I moved to Japan, and one of few things that I brought here was a used flour bag. Beats me. Now the time has come to transform this used flour bag to a tote bag for my husband, because he loves carrying tote bags. I simply drew the pattern on the cloth, cut it up, and sew it together.