In my last trip to Japan, I bought some Japanese fabric. The bags above are all made from 1 yard of Nico Nico Land fabric designed by Koko Seki under Lecien.
I'm very pleased with myself to squeezed out 4 items with just 1 yard! The print is border printed on both sides of the panel so if you lay your pattern differently, you will get different design and look!
First up, is a Shoe Bag that I make for my best friend's girl in Japan. This is the type of bag that the elementary kids use to keep their shoes and bring to shoe. I use the bottom part of the print so that the pink flower will become the base and the cartoon are at the top.
Pattern is from this book.
There is a photo step by step to guide you on sewing such bag.
Instead of the fabric loop that the instruction called for, I use this
So you string one end of the strap through the
I'll share the next pouch in my next post.