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I'm originally British and now live in the Cayman Islands where I like to spend my time staring dreamily at the clear blues of the Caribbean sea and sky, and sewing.

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Turning Japanese Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Turning Japanese Bag
Turning Japanese Bag
Turning Japanese Bag
Turning Japanese Bag
Turning Japanese Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills
  • Some knowledge of interfacing is useful

Pattern Description:

Never sewn a bag before or just looking for a quick and easy project? The use of metal handles in this bag means there is no need for fiddly zippers or closures, but the bag still looks super cute and just like something you could have bought in a nice store.

If you don't like the handles, you can achieve the same look simply by following the cut out from the pattern piece and binding those edges with a bias binding tape instead.

This bag pattern is perfect for adding your own touches. Watch out in the future for some variations on this bag to come.

Read more about this pattern at http://wp.me/p2WfGc-2FN

Buy the handles here - http://tidd.ly/5edde447

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bag approx 11 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide


  • Fabric - 14 x 30 inches, same for the lining
  • Ready made handles or bias tape
  • Matching thread
  • Interfacing/fusible fleece of your choice
  • Buy the handles here - http://tidd.ly/5edde447 (Sends worldwide)

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