This bag has a feminine feel with a ring handle and ribbon as a design accent. The featured fabric is from the “UZU sou” series designed by knit creator, Chihiro Hasunuma. The unique hand-knitted pieces created with a combination of various materials and colors are reproduced on fabric using high-definition real scanning technology through an inkjet printing. Relatively thick oxford fabric is suitable to be enjoyed as a fabric panel or tablecloth as well as a bag.
Fabric shown for this sample:EGXA-9000-1A
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric, Opening Fabric): 110cm×50cm
(Lining Fabric (#11 Canvas)):90cm×30cm
□ Ring Handle: One pair (13cm diameter)
□ Rivet: Two pairs (0.6cm diameter)
Size: 27.5cm (l) 30cm (w-bottom) 10cm (d)
We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The knitting pattern is very realistic and quite exciting. I think it turns any item, from accessories to clothing, into a stylish piece with an impact. The knit pattern worked well with the ring handle so I wanted to use for this bag.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With the ring handle, the opening gets scrunched like a drawstring bag and it creates a characteristic look. I was particular about adding a bow. Using the fabric’s entire width of 110cm allows for a loose looking ribbon.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Ring handles may seem difficult to attach, but once you learn the tricks, it is easy to do. Since the handles are wrapped with the opening fabric, it is better to have at least 8 cm of cloth for an easier sewing on the machine.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
This time, I wanted to keep the natural look of the knit on the outer side, so no fusible interfacing is applied, while incorporating the #11 canvas for the lining. Please try your hand at making a ring handle bag with various fabrics.
KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!