It Is A Bag As Well As A Pouch With Handles – Round Micro Mini Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This mini bag has a cute round shape with an embroidered and very lovable crab motif. It can also be used as a pouch for cosmetics and stationery. The featured textile is CRAB from the +HAyU fabric. It is double gauze with embroidery.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki

Fabric shown for this sample:(Panel Outer Fabric)EGX-7702-5B

□ Fabric (Panel Outer Fabric): 34cm×17cm
(Gusset Outer Fabric): 30cm×20cm
(Lining Fabric): 34cm×35cm
□ Quilt Batting: 34cmx17cm
□ Felt Style Fusible Interfacing: 34cmx35cm
□ Cotton Tape: 2cm wide x 1.2m
□ Handle: 1.5cm wide x 30cm – One Pair
□ Zipper: 20cm – One Piece
□ Rivet: Large (about 0.9cm diameter) – Four Pairs

Size: 15cm (l) 15cm (w) 6cm (d)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The crab motif is very unique and cute. I turned it into a micro bag with this impactful motif. The gentle touch of the double gauze is wonderful, and the color combination with the embroidery is all so stylish that I also wanted to make more in other colors.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is a very small bag, so you can’t put a long wallet in it, but I love how lovely it looks when you hold it. It can also be used as a pouch with handles for things like cosmetics or stationery in it.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The areas with curves should be stitched slowly, and if you are not confident, please baste it first.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
Why not carry it like an accessory as a part of your stylish coordination?

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



Cut the fabrics. Adhere felt style fusible interfacing on the back of all the lining fabrics. Also mark the matchmarks and rivet attachment position on the handle.


Make the bag panel. With the front sides facing outside, layer the outer fabric, quilt batting and lining fabric.


Apply zigzag stitches around the edges.


Attach the zipper on the top gusset fabric. Place the zipper in-between the outer and lining fabrics, with front sides facing each other and sew together.


Turn it over and iron to align the shape.


Repeat the process on the other side.


With the front sides facing each other, sew together the top and bottom gusset fabrics.


Turn it inside out.


With the front sides facing each other, put together the bag panels and gusset.


Sew together. Repeat the process on the other side.


Cut off the seam allowance by 1/3.


Wrap around the edges with the cotton tape.


Turn it inside out. Attach the handle using the rivet.

◎Sewing Instructions

◎Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)