Curve Handle Bag

Size: 24cm (l) 36cm (w-at the top) 26cm (bottom) 10cm (d)

This uniquely designed curved handle tote bag is perfect for everyday use. A solid dark green color for the bottom and handles creates a mature feel. A color filled line drawing pattern features a botanical design and is from the FINE LINE series.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:
(表布) YTA-99040-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 38cm x 60cm
(Bottom, Handle, Lining fabric): 100cm×60cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 50cm x 60cm
□ Magnetic hook (sew on type): One par (1.8cm diameter)

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We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The design is natural and lovely, yet has a mature feel, allowing this fabric to be enjoyed in various ways. For this project, I wanted the piece to feel natural, so I combined it with a deep green color.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is originally a solid fabric, and with quilt batting, it keeps its shape even with many items inside. I wanted to make the curved handles to be stable, so two quilt batting layers are applied, creating puffy yet structured handles.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When you are sewing the sides together, please make sure that the handles are aligned on the side. It should make a clean V shape when the handles are pieced together perfectly.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It looks lovely with a natural style dress or with a rough style, like a pair of jeans and sneaker combination.

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

Instructions

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Prepare the materials and cut the fabrics according to the pattern.

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Adhere fusible quilt batting on the back of the outer fabric and handle fabric.

3.
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Fold the handle in four and sew both ends.

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Fold the end (38cm side) of the bottom fabric for 1cm to the back and iron the fabric. Align the center of the sides and sew it onto the front side of the outer fabric.

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Attach the handle to the outer fabric on both sides.

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Fold the top opening for 1cm inward. Turn only the outer bag inside out. Put and layer the lining bag inside.

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