Two-way Bag

Size: 34cm (l) 34cm (w)

An easy-to-make two-way bag can be enjoyed in two styles – shoulder bag and handle bag. echino’s new design, water drop is a perfect cotton linen fabric for bag making.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino

Fabric shown for this sample:
 (Outer fabric) EKX-97010-11B

□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 70cm×36cm
(Lining fabric): 70cm×36cm
□ Tape: 3cm widex148cm

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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 red dots against the chic gray background is striking. The small printed birds add an accent and stylishness. The fabric is featured in a large piece to reveal the design.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The point is that no metal piece is incorporated. For this bag, a bag tape is used, but even it can be substituted with the fabric. This way, you can start making it whenever you want to. While this bag is a simple construction, it can be used in two ways – a handbag and a shoulder bag.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
This time, I came up with an extremely simple design, so it does not have an adjustable shoulder strap. Just come up with the right length for the person who uses this bag.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Depending on your style of the day, you can carry it over your shoulder or hold it with your hands. Fully enjoy two elements of this bag. The A4 size documents fit perfectly, so you will find it convenient as a sub bag to carry files and magazines.

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


Prepare the materials.

Attach the handle tapes to the outer fabric.

With the front sides facing each other, fold the outer fabric in half and sew both sides. Repeat the process for the lining fabric. Fold the top opening of both outer bag and lining bag.

Turn only the outer bag inside out. With the front sides facing outside, insert the lining bag and attach the tape in-between the bags at the top sides using pins.

Sew all the way around the top opening.

When using it as a handle bag, place the shoulder strap inside as you fold in the top portion above the handle.

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