Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sashiko Messenger Bag

I finished one of my Sashiko bags. I made it a Messenger bag.

A big opening with a long zipper is easy to put things in and out. This bag is reinforced with batting so it is pretty sturdy to hold something a little heavy like a couple of books.

  I made the shoulder strap adjustable using a metal slider.

 This is the back. You can see a half of the three Ginko leaves in the corner. 

 I put two pockets inside for my cell phone and dictionary. The lining fabric is a remnant of the curtains I made long time ago for our guest house we are renting.  There is another Sashiko which I embroidered Japanese Alphabets in it. I am going to make it into a tote bag. That Sashiko project is postponed because I started several other projects this week. I will show you when the tote is done. 


  1. That is such a great bag! (followed the link here from your Flickr photo)

  2. Thank you Tricia! You are the very first person who left a comment on this blog! I really appreciate it.

  3. Wow. This is exquisite. Such fine and meticulous work!

  4. Hi, Thegoose! Thank you so much. That is such a great praise.

  5. I just discovered your blog, and read it to the beginning. I like very much your work. It's very refreshing to see your Japanese inspired creations. And I think this kind of work may be so quiet for the mind, while concentrating to repetitive lovely stitches. Thank you very much for showing us your work.

    1. Hi Helene. Yes, keep stitching just simple lines is very calm and it is a sort of meditating for me just like knitting. Thank you for visiting. I hope you to come back.