Finished Projects

New Rucksack for School

July 26, 2012

The rucksack I made from the Kurai Muki Basic Bag making book last week. Followed the instructions to a tee following her youtube videoย (It’s a series of 6 videos, just follow the numbers to the next video. The only thing I should have done, is to add two pockets on the sides for her water bottle, which tends to leak. Oh well, not too bad for a first attempt. Oh, and my most successful attempt at sewing on laminated cotton yet! The fabric is a very nice denim blue with white polka dots. I can’t remember which brand it’s from and it wasn’t printed on the fabric selvedge. Anyway, it’s a nice laminated cotton which means everything just wipes off ๐Ÿ™‚ Perfect for a primary school kid!

Probably can’t say the same about the straps, they are white. Nice when new. Let’s see in a few weeks time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Used one of my owl fabrics that never looked quite right for a dress, too thin for a bag, and I never get around to making quilts anyway. Attempting to destash.
One side of the lining was sewn by machine, but the other had to be sewn by hand. Took me a good half an hour. But I’m pretty proud of how neat it turned out. ๐Ÿ˜›

New bag is super light and comfy to carry!

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  • Reply Anna July 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Fabulous! Love the laminated cotton.

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books July 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Me too ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have some left to make a bag for myself!

  • Reply Cindy July 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    That’s fantastic!! Great work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Cindy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply verykerryberry July 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    such a professional finish , I especially like the boxed front pocket!

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Thank you! I like the front pocket too, it wasn’t too difficult to do, and finally thanks to the video I figured out how to do the corners properly.

  • Reply Joeycraftworkz July 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Nice… I just bought the book today, thanks to your book review. Hopefully I will start to work on it soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Vesna July 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    It’s perfect.
    I wish I could sew like you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books July 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

      It’s really not difficult, you just have to keep practicing. My first project was horrible… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Edith July 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Oh la la, it is gorgeous, I love it =)

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books July 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Edith! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jun September 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Hi, I am working on this bag as well, bought the book after reading your post. Quick question, did you use interfacing or stabilizer on the back? I can’t really tell what that white sheet she glued to the fabric.

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