Ah, sashiko for Spring. This is a bag pattern I reverse-engineered from a cotton gift bag I received while living in Japan. It was given to me while staying at a ryokan, so you can carry a few belongings as you wander in your yukata from breakfast to nap time to the bath and back again. I love the way the two handles tie together — loosely to slide over your wrist or elbow like a handbag, or tightly like a pouch to prevent treasures from falling out. I added some freeform sashiko geometry on one side, and used my sashiko sampler pattern for the other. The bag is lined in old nani IRO double gauze, a scrap I had stashed in the depths of a craft box that followed me from Tokyo. Honestly, nothing compliments sashko-in-angles better than a light, floral nani IRO.Well hello, Spring.
Beautiful, lady! That nani compliments your sashiko perfectly.
Thanks Frances! This might be similar to the one you and I were talking about yesterday. It is a gorgeous print!
This is absolutely gorgeous!!
There are so many interesting patterns on your bag! So clever! Do people ask you about the bag and embroidery? I am curious what is the reaction of New Yorkers on this beauty!
Thanks Inna! I’m going to wow New Yorkers with sashiko and make them all fall in love. ♡ 🙂
This is so beautiful! I love the embroidery, and a sashiko is such a wonderful way of wrapping a present. I hope to make one myself soon!
Thanks An! It is such an easy way to dress up fabric. I hope you’ll send photos when you make yours!
Angela, this is gorgeous… I love both sashiko and Nani Iro — actually I have some of that exact double gauze, same colorway and all. 🙂 Her designs are beautiful, and I can’t resist them even though they aren’t exactly the cheapest… 😉
Isn’t that print amazing?! Party because of the price, I keep stocking up on different 1/2 yard cuts of nani iro, so I have a stash of lovely fabrics that I’m not exactly sure what to do with. Someday inspiration will strike. 😉
Beautiful, just stunning! I wish I could sew!
Thanks! You could learn, it’s easy to start! 🙂
Nice! It looks like a really simple pattern to put together, too. Just from your pictures, I think I can see how I could make a similar bag for myself. (I have a minor obsession with bags. I don’t use them much, but I love to make them!)
muito bom !