Friday, July 5, 2013

Azuma-Bukuro aka Japanese Wrap Bag








I have been slowly pick up some sewing and really have enjoy simple sewing for few hours or less in a day. This morning, I spent some time made azuma-bukuro. The fabric was purchased when we visited Japan in May and the weight of the fabric is a bit heavier cotton weight than the other. I planned to make a new top for myself, but I have to admit that making garments during the summer time is challenging without cool moment to think the instruction. 

When we were in Japan, I stumble many ladies in Japan uses Azuma-Bukuro as shopping bags, gift bags, and carry their simple personal items. I have love the simple style and one cloth sewing for it's design. I knew that I had to make some for us. We make many small trips in the locals a lot. Sometimes, just for eggs, just for milk, or just some fresh banana. There are many small family own stores near by my parent's house that sell simple grocery items. I have enjoy riding the bike to the store, but need a bag to go along with. 

This is a smaller version of azuma-bukuro which is perfect for quick trip out to the store or in town. It fits in bike basket nicely. I'd love to make a larger version and give it s a little twist in the fabric selection. It is nice that my sister is modeling for me, since S is busy on her side of space.

S and I have gone to a very nice book store together and we discovered nice selection of books that we could spend hours in the store. I have been reading some crafty books and S have found books that she loved and we didn't get to bring with. It is a win-win!! We ended bookstore trip with fresh watermelon juice in the local juice store.


Link up: { Finish it up Friday: crazymomquilts}

xxc


9 comments:

  1. Cute bag! It looks like the perfect size for small errands.

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  2. what a cute bag! you can use this for gift bag too no more wrapping paper.. and the fabric is so pretty, almost like vintage design.

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  3. This is such a simple and lovely bag, I need to make one for me.

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  4. this is really beautiful, chase. i love the vintage-y feel of the fabric. and i can strongly relate to not feeling up to following complex intruction during the heat. for me, garment pattern intructions seem like a foreign language to begin with. let alone in heat and humidity!
    xo

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  5. I love this simple bag! I found a tutorial online and will make some this weekend. Thanks for the idea!



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    1. Hi i like to make this bag. Pls send me the lik to get this tutorial pls. Thanks, Harini. My email is hlusha24@gmail.com

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  6. Very good choice of fabric for this kind of bag! So nice result - very practical, very stylish... nice result :)

    Have a nice weekend! Jola

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  7. such a sweet lovely bag! I am looking forward to seeing your bridal block. My paper peices arrived but I haven't started working on them yet.

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  8. I have been planning to make one of these too! what great fabric too

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