Size: 28cm (l) x 40cm (w) Brooch (pin): about 12cm (diameter)
A diamond check pattern connected with colorful hand drawn dots combined with colorful animals…..this bold design fabric by Niji$uke is intentionally transformed into a romantic piece embellished with lace. Yumi Kanaya from Y*RT2 HANDMADE is sharing her creation today.
Design & work：Y*RT2 HANDMADE Yumi Kanaya
Fabric shown for this sample:
(Lining/inside bag) nijipp JG46000-3 (B)
(Pocket outer fabric / Brooch base fabric) nijipp JG46000-3 (A)
□ Fabric: (Outer bag, Handle, Pocket (lining fabric – gingham) 100cm×50cm
(Lining/inside bag fabric) 90cm×30cm
(Pocket outer fabric, Brooch base fabric) 40cm×20cm
(Top opening fabric (Chambray)) 50cm×20cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 90cm×70cm
□ Fusible Quilt Batting: 90cm×50cm
□ Tulle Lace: 1.8m (5cm wide)
□ Lace: 80cm (6cm wide)
40cm (3cm wide)
□ Brooch pin: One piece (2.5cm diameter)
□ Button base for fabric wrapped button: One piece (6cm diameter)
□ Spangles of your choice and Ribbon
We interviewed Yumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has a very individualistic design. First I was not sure if I could incorporate the design into a creation, but decided to utilize its cute pastel base color tone to make a romantic piece with plenty of lace embellishments.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since the fabric’s pattern is very intricate, the bag has a simple design, which is a rectangular book bag. To limit the use of the pattern, I only used a penguin motif cutout for a pocket, combining it with a gingham check fabric. On the contrary, my initial plan was to make the inside of the bag very flashy, but the idea soon changed as the lining fabric was also cute. It ended up being a reversible bag so that both sides can be enjoyed.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The shape is simple and easy, yet it looks girly with lots of lace embellishment. A simple way to make the gathering is to sew the edges with wide stitches and pull the threads together. For this bag, I used the same fabric for the handles. You could create a different look if you select other materials like leather.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The inside and outside look completely different. Choose the side depending on your mood for the day. The brooch adds a nice accent to a bag, hat or clothing.
KF: Thank you very much, Yumi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!