Mini purse with a drawstring bag

Size: 9cm (H), 16.5cm (W), 8cm (D)

The first project in 2014 from Craft & Sewing is a mini purse with a drawstring bag. This project uses A toy chest, a fabric that is filled with cute and fun things from a toy box. Today’s artist is Ms. Kaori Sawa.

Design & work created by: Kaori Sawa(Caunes+ Kaori*ri)


Fabric shown for this sample:
 :A toy chest JG36500-502 (C)


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm×50cm
□ Interfacing: 70cm×20cm
□ Zipper: 15.5cm – one piece
□ Snaps: One set (0.7cm diameter)
□ Drawstring: 80cm (0.1cm diameter)

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We interviewed Ms. Sawa about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think about the fabric you used for this project?
KS(Ms.Kaori Sawa): It is a lovely fabric that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. Since it has an appropriate thickness, I thought it would be nice to make a small bag.

KF: Can you tell us about any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
KS: Though the bag may seem small, it can hold many things like a smart phone, small wallet and a handkerchief. Inside, there is a card holder pocket and a little hook for a drawstring bag for accessories.

KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
KS: There are two tips: 1. Make sure to mark the seam lines first 2. Iron the fabrics first otherwise it will be challenging to iron later in the process when the bag is being constructed.

KF:How should we use this bag in everyday settings?
KS: It is perfect for a quick running around or for kids to carry when going out. It can also work as a bag-in-bag organizer.

KF:Thank you very much, Ms. Sawa! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

Instructions: How to make Mini purse with a drawstring bag

1.
1.裁断
Per specified measurements, mark the seam lines. Cut the fabric including seam allowances.

2.
2-1.接着芯2-2.接着芯をはる2-3.接着芯を貼る
Using an iron, attach interfacing to front outer bag fabrics (two fronts and tow gussets).

3.
3-1.パーツを縫う.ポケット3-2.ベルトを縫う3-3.ポケット・ベルト・持ち手
Sew and prepare a pocket, belt and handles.

4.
4.ファスナー部分の縫い代折りアイロン
Fold the top seam allowance of the front fabric and iron.

5.
5-1.ファスナーを縫う5-2.ファスナーを縫う5-3.ファスナーを縫う5-4.ファスナーを裏側からも縫う
Attach a zipper. Stitch from the backside as well.

6.
6-1.持ち手を付ける6-2.持ち手を付ける
Attach handles.

7.
7-1.側面の線の中心に印をつける7-2.中表に合わせ底を縫う
With front/outer sides facing each other, sew the bottom. Press down the seam allowance.

8.
8-1.上下縫い止まりをカットする8-2.正面と側面を付ける
With front/outer sides facing each other, sew top and bottom of the front fabric and gusset. Make a cut on four corners of the seam allowance of front facing fabrics as close as possible to the seam line.

9.
9.側面の横を縫う
Sew together the front and side gusset.

10.
10.Aポケットを縫う10.Bベルトを縫う
Attach the pocket and belt to the lining fabric.

11.
Fold the top seam allowance (zipper attached location) of the lining fabric and iron.

12.
12.中表にして底を縫う
With front/outer sides facing each other, sew the bottom. Press down the seam allowance.

13.
13.裏の正面と側面を合わせ縫う。ファスナー部分
Repeat the process as in Steps 8 and 9.

14.
14-1.側面の角(縫い代部分)をカットする14-2.カットした状態
Cut the corners of the gusset (seam allowance) in the front and back.

15.
15.裏地を表に返し、表地を中に入れる
Turn the lining fabric inside out and place the outer bag inside.

16.
16.形を整えファスナー部分を縫う
Align the shape, match the corners of the outer and lining side, place zipper (front side) with lining fabric and sew with blind stitches.

17.

Turn the back inside out and finish.

18.
18-1.巾着18-2.開きを縫う
Make a drawstring bag.
With front/outer sides facing each other, place the fabric together.
Sew the sides, leaving the top opening portion. Double fold the seam allowance of the top opening side and sew the side from where the opening starts to the top.
Turn it inside out, put the drawstring through and finish.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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