Thursday, November 15, 2012

Random: My kin-cha-ku aka {drawstring bag}

 { kin-cha-ku} aka {drawstring bag}

 { For Chase}

 {scraps turn into treasure}

 { what do you think?}

This afternoon we both agreed to turn on the jingle music. We danced and sang for a little while and S has decided to start our Christmas lists this weekend. No big list this year, but things that we like to accomplish and gifts that needed to be create. Elfing is the best part around this time of the year; everything is secrete and surprise... don't say.. don't tell...  

The Kin-Cha-KU aka {drawstring bag} is finished. It seems like a silly project that I started! We travel with drawstring bags and they are the best organizers for sorting things out. Most of the drawstring bags I have made are single fabric and with lining fabric inside. However, I was looking for a sturdy drawstring bag for traveling with sewing tools.  After piecing scrap pieces together; the tops were quilted on a 100% warm and cotton batting. The outcome is very satisfied!  Adding the wooden buttons give a classical look.  On the last photo you seen here.. I start cutting more squares for more {kin-cha-ku}.  They are first listed on the elfing list.... How long is your list? I try to keep mine short, so I can cross them out within the time framing..  

{No secrete, S' music lessons have been  my favorite time of this week}.



xxC

19 comments:

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  2. Sorry...i was saying it is such a beautiful idea! Lovely!

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  3. I love your bag! very inspiring.

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  4. Your bag is so cute and how you manage to finish so many projects I will never understand. Nice work my friend

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  5. I love this, it's my most favorite drawstring bag ever!! Beautiful and perfect patchwork as always!

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  6. This is so beautiful...adding teh wooden button just adds so much of extra jazz to teh drawstring bag. Love it.

    smiles
    Leena

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  7. Love the dark blue binding, and hand quilting no less, a special bag...

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  8. Your bag is great! The binding is the perfect touch. Do you mind explaining how you did the drawstring? (In examining the photos, I can't see how you made the channel.)
    Thanks. --Becky C.

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    1. Hi Becky,

      The channels for the string is attached on the exterior pieces. I cut four pieces of 1.5"x5" fabric then sew right side of 2 pieces together then turn it out. I sew the top and the bottom of the piece then attached it to the exterior piece { for both side}. The string is thread in under the attached fabric pieces. Hope this explains. thank you! Chase

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  9. The bag is great! Love the use of scraps.

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  10. I adore this! How big are your squares? Like Becky, I'd love to hear more!

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    1. Hi Debbie

      Each square was cut 1.5"x1.5" and finished at 1"x1". The channels for the string is attached on the exterior pieces. I cut four pieces of 1.5"x5" fabric then sew right side of 2 pieces together then turn it out. I sew the top and the bottom of the piece then attached it to the exterior piece { for both side}. The string is thread in under the attached fabric pieces. Hope this explains. thank you! Chase

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  11. Chase this bag is adorable. Another great creation.

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  12. Love this drawstring bag with its tiny squares! You make so beautiful things!

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  13. So cool...always love your designs, thanks!

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  14. Lovely, lovely kinchaku, Chase! So beautiful!

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  15. This is just beautiful. I love the binding at the top. And all the hand stitching!

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  16. Aaah such nice work again! I must try handquilting next time. When I see yours I realize how much nicer it looks. And those squares are perfect. Love it - love drawstring bags anyhow and especially the special ones. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for your notes in the comments section - that helps a lot! Greetings from Germany

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