Today’s project uses Tricolor from a retro and bright print series, Lighthearted. A convenient bag perfect for a quick outing is created with two types of dot design fabrics of different color patterns. Mioko Sugino, a famous blogger who is also known as komihinata is here again to introduce her creation.
Fabric shown for this sample:Lighthearted HFG-105
Materials (for one bag):
□ Fabric: (Flap (cover)) 40cm×10cm
(Outer bag) 30cm×30cm
(Lining bag, Handle) 40cm×40cm
□ Quilt batting: 30cm×40cm
□ Magnet hook (sew on type) One pair (1.9cm diameter)
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It’s bright, cute and stylish! Depending on how you use it, it can create many different looks. So I came up with a small size bag that can fully utilize each pattern from a small print to large design.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
This bag is compact yet big enough to carry a wallet and a cell phone, must items for going out for a quick walk. With a quilt batting in every part, flap (cover), handle and the main bag, it keeps its shape.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It is a very simple design and should be relatively easy to make. When sewing the top opening with a flap and handle, I recommend basting all the pieces first so that you can sew them together smoothly.
People sometimes ask me how to shape the curve cleanly. After turning the flap over, follow along the curve from inside to align the shape with a round tip tool, such as a back end of a ballpoint pen, to have a beautiful curved finish.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Besides using it for a quick outing or shopping, it can fit in a bigger purse as a convenient bag-in-a-bag organizer. It would be nice to use a matching wallet with a clasp opening or a small case made with the same series of fabric.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
How to make One Handle Bag