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Geisha inspired (kind of sashiko embroidery detail) bag.

Added May 17, 2011

by kazzledazzle

Leamington Spa, ...






I got all excited about sashiko (from seeing Blossom by fuccosim on here, and it inspired me to have a little bash at the technique) and wanting to make something based on my Geisha dolls that I was given as a pressie from Japan. I eventually decided on a bag. I used this pattern from the lovely blog machenmachen ;


Which I found really good, I did make it differently to the instructions though as I added piping and didn’t bother with the pocket or key strap… due to me being lazy. I also changed the handles too as I had no confidence in making the tear drop shape look anything but BADLY home made.

All in all it is a handy little bag and I really love the colour blocking and the clashing of the piping. However, I don’t think the white top will stay white long.

Material Notes

Canvas, piping, lining, magnetic snap. sashiko thread




Garment Type


Pattern for Wasp bag

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    May 25, 2011, 05.43 PMby kazzledazzle

    Thank you : ) X

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    May 25, 2011, 10.16 AMby poppykettle

    I heart your bag :)

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    May 18, 2011, 05.46 PMby Zaiba Shaikh

    Looks Great!!

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    May 17, 2011, 09.38 PMby jacquipardue

    Thanks for sharing, i’m definitely downloading the pattern!

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    May 17, 2011, 07.49 PMby kazzledazzle

    Thanks, it really is a lovely pattern! I’m still a bit precious to take it out incase I get it dirty. I think i need to get a life!

  • Tea_party_qui_large

    May 17, 2011, 06.52 PMby jacquipardue

    I like it! the little pleats are darling. it’s the kind of purse i’d carry :)

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