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Tonbo, A Japanese Style Satchel


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Tonbo is Japanese for dragonfly. The bag was created to teach various techniques to our TopStitchers Club. The students loved it and they are constantly being complimented on it. In this pattern you will find instructions for pin tucking, ruffling, applique, Sashiko stitching, perfect edge stitching and inserting a zipper without a zipper foot! The close-up pictures and attention to detail, will make things easy to understand. Enjoy creating this beautiful and classy bag! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should know your sewing machine basics, such as, how to change length, width and needle position. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width 10" Length 12" depth 2"

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric A: 3/4 yard Outer bag
  • Fabric D: 1/2 yard Flap and ruffle on top of pocket
  • *Fusible Interfacing medium : 2 yards Outer bag, lining, handle, ruffle

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Little Oak Pattern Company Ltd.
Little Oak Pattern Company Ltd.
I have been a quilting/sewing teacher, as well as sewing machine instructor, for 28 years. I add the extra element of sewing machine information in my patterns, with close-up pictures, to help explain the techniques. It's a detail that creates success!