17 March 2011

JAPANESE GIRL TOTE BAG







































































This is the very first tote bag I made.. I don't remember the measurements I had taken since the fabric had been cut and kept in my cupboard since last december..(frankly speaking,I did not exactly follow the measurements in any tutorial)...But due to some reason or the other I cud'nt complete it... I stitched it for my daughter, to give her a surprise gift next time she visits me here during her summer vacation.


The outer fabric in dark blue is in a japanese theme ..A theme I have always fancied..The lining is made of dark blue and white polka dotted fabric...The outer fabric pieces have been reinforced with batting and the front piece has been embellished with gold metallic on the girl's umbrella.. Interfacing has been applied to both the front and the back linings...So also the pockets...Am not yet an a expert in giving a tutorial.. But have taken a few snaps now and then , for you to make out how I have done it. Especially the interior.. If you watch the inside you can see a no: pockets for various uses...In addition to the pockets there are two fabric rings on either side to hold a small tupperware water bottle and a three fold umbrella or the sun glass case..The rings can be made to stretch since I have passed a piece of elastic through them..There is also one zippered pouch attached on one side.. I have not sewn the top edge of the pouch to the lining ,so that I get an additional pocket behind it...Only the three other sides have been sewn to the interior to keep it standing..The deep narrow pocket with a wooden button at the top ,beside the pouch is for holding the hair brush.The other pockets are for the lipstick, powder compact, eye liner ,chapstick etc...There are also spaces for a scribbling pad and pen..The rest of the technique in sewing is the simple method we usually see in tutorials..You can make out from the pics given..With the left over fabric am planning to sew a mobile pouch also for my daughter.. To surprise her, I have also made a small matching hair band with a strip of the main fabric that was left behind:)




Wish you all endless happy moments with needle and thread!!

































15 comments:

para-kelsoscooks said...

Your first bag!!!!Very nice work. Dark blue is a lovely color. Regards from Greece.

Ninu said...

Love it!! Love it!! Absolutely! great gift!

nima said...

oh..my...that looks fabulous Mini...I love it...the golden detailing on the fan looks gorgeous...

Pearlin J said...

ooo what a lovely bag! the detailing and the pockets are all just gorgeous! Love it!

Preeta said...

What a superb, practical and organized bag Mini. Great job, Lovely fabric too. Perfect finish!!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Mini, this tote is just lovely! I love all the compartments for organizing everything inside. You are such a talented seamstress!

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I love it when you stop by!

hugs,
Amanda

Joanne said...

That was your first? Wow you do great work..it's beautiful! I love your choice of print. very lovely. Blessings, Joanne

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kitchenmorph said...

i'm waiting to be surprised too hehe...lovely bag and i love tht fan. rich color...why don you opt for the "large" pic option in blogger when you upload your photo?

Wanda -Maria said...

Hi
your works are beautiful, I invite each other to blog
Best regards,
Wanda

Savitha said...

Beautiful bag, loved the tutorial. was very useful for making my first tote bag. Followed your fabric ring tutorial for water bottle too.. Thanx a lot for the same. am also based in muscat. was wondering where you got the fusible fleece from? i tried a couple of shops in Alkhuwair souq but couldnt get hold of any.Is it available in muscat?

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