Green Bag in Double Gauze Fabric

Size:25cm (l) x 23cm (w) x 10cm (d)

We are introducing a bag made with a double gauze textile by Ellen Baker called charms. Double gauze’s soft and fluffy texture is stylishly enhanced by metallic gold sparkles. Popular with her natural style clothing and small goods, the fabric artist Kimie Shimizu is sharing her creative work.

Design & work:Kimie Shimizu(style of ile)

Fabric shown for this sample:
(Outer bag main fabric) JG42100-102(B)
(Top opening fabric) JG42100-100(C)

□ Fabric
(Outer bag main fabric): 30cm×60cm
(Top opening fabric): 50cm×20cm
(Lining bag main fabric (Linen)): 30cm×60cm
(Handles (Linen)): 30cm×30cm


We interviewed Kimie about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It holds the softness of double gauze fabric, yet feels solid as a regular fabric. The areas where sparkling lame print is incorporated feels coarse, and I thought the fabric is suitable for making small goods.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
In addition to incorporating the softness of a double gauze fabric, I layered a solid linen for this bag. To reduce stitching, it is created as if the air is incorporated in between the fabrics. Though this sample only uses one color, blue, for the handle, you can combine another color like yellow.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For a clean finish, you should iron the fabrics before moving on to the sewing process. It requires less sewing but still creates a gusset.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It is great for an outing, as a wallet and cell phone fit perfectly. You may also use it to carry indoor slippers or as a bag-in-bag.

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

Instruction of Green Bag

Layer the green fabric and linen. Fold the blue linen in four.

Run topstitches on the edge of the handles folded in four.

Baste the handles to the main bag.

With front sides facing outside, fold the double gauze fabric for opening in four. Place the fabric on the top, wrap around the opening and sew the fabric to the bag using blind stitches.

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