Saturday, February 5, 2011

Echino fabric and a new bag!

One of the best things about Japan is its vast selection of amazing fabrics!

I've especially been loving the Echino fabric. It's funky meets cutesy. It's a bit pricey though so I usually wait until I rack up points on my craft card to get a discount. :) I bought this plum-colored, bird design Echino fabric a couple months ago and finally made something with it!


I got the One Yard Wonders craft book for Christmas this year and used the "folklore bag" pattern for this project.


I've sewn a couple bags this past year while I've been in Japan and this is by far my favorite pattern so far. It's roomy, has a pocket and a magnetic closure which I absolutely love.


The magnetic closure was way easier to install than I was anticipating. And it's so convenient! It took me 2 days to sew the bag but could easily be finished in an afternoon, I just didn't have a huge amount of time when I started.

When I went to the craft store to pick up the magnetic closure I saw these fabrics 1/2 off!! I had my eye on that tree fabric for a while so I bought 1 meter of each it was such a good deal!



I'm going to make a little dress/jumper thing-a-ma-bob out of that flowery fabric for my niece, another pattern from the One Yard Wonders book.


What have you been making lately?

5 comments:

  1. the fabric with trees caught my eye ~ very nice !

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  2. I LOVE THAT TREE FABRIC!!!!!!!

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  3. The tree fabric is fantastic. The bag looks great. I had looked at that book several times. Do you really like it, does it have good projects?

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  4. So far this is the only project I've completed from it, I'm in the midst of doing project #2. Overall, it has some pretty cute purse/bag patterns and little kid clothing patterns that I love! The adult "clothing" section isn't my fave, but it's a very small portion of the book. I'd totally recommend it if you're looking for some quick, fun projects - especially kids' stuff!

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