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Liberty Japanese Bag

Anne Commin from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this gorgeous Liberty Japanese Bag using fabrics from my exclusive Liberty Butterfly Garden collection.  It’s full reversible with a lovely patchwork on one side and then the large print Anna’s Garden Teal on the other.  I love reversible bags as you can match to whatever you are wearing on that particular day.
 
Liberty Japanese Bag
I asked Anne about the sewing project:
 
Where did you get the inspiration to make this lovely bag?
“I’ve just completed a Japanese quilt which was a whole new fabric adventure. This has inspired me to make more Japanese things.  This bag is called a Natsu ‘summer bag’ and I got the pattern from Japan crafts. It consists of four panels which you join in an ingenious way. It is a joy to make and I did some machine and some hand stitching – perfect.”
 
Liberty Japanese Bag
 
What will you use the bag for?
“It’s a great bag for chucking a cardigan, water bottle and random portable sewing etc in.  A fair amount of the summer bag is sewn by hand too which means it is more pleasurable to make in my opinion.  Tana Lawn is the ultimate needle friendly fabric so it’s always a joy to take it away from the machine and claim it for my hands.”
 
 Liberty Japanese Bag
 
Here’s some of the detail of the handles where they are sewn to the main body of the bag.
 
Liberty Japanese Bags
 
The bag is fully reversible which is a lovely feature.
 
Liberty Japanese Bags
 
I love this bag – it looks perfect for holding a large number of handbag type things!  Anne has also made some other Japanese little bags which I will share with you in the next few weeks.
 
I hope this inspires you to make something new today.  Thank you Anne for sharing your gorgeous bag with me!
 
 
 
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