Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Japanese Knot Bag

What the heck? Yeah it does look funny...but it is made correctly. It is a Japanese Knot Bag. I found it on the awesome list of tutorials. This one is from:

Helen Heath at http://showyourworkings.wordpress.com/tutorials/ Her bag is copywritten.

One that is not copywritten can be found at http://with-heart-and-hands.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-japanese-knot-bag.html And she explains how to finish the handles?

The tutorial seem a bit confusing...but I made it through on the first attempt. This is one bag shown. 4 pieces of material...It is reversible. Cool huh. (And I did add a cardboard disk for stability...the tut wasn't clear on this...just take it out when you reverse the purse and put it back in? or add another hidden layer and then you can't pull it through the handle to turn? anywho) If you are going without your tot...throw your keys, cell, lipgloss and wallet in and head to Kroger. Like it or love it?

Fabric is by Tina Givens in the AnnaBella Collection.