This is a stylish yet practical and multi-purpose bag, suitable for carrying books, documents, small laptop, etc. The bag is meant for everyday use. The best feature is the concealed front pocket – perfect storage for your phones, cards, keys or other small personal items.
The minimalist design was inspired by Japanese traditional garment, kimono. The pleats replicate the folds in kimono while the triangular shape and slanted lines is styled after the kimono’s unique collar shape.
Michiko in Japanese literally means ‘beautiful wise child’.
Approximate Finished Dimensions :
Height : 13 inches ( 30 cm ) Length : 11 inches ( 25 cm) Width : 4 inches ( 7cm )
Main features :
1. Pleated front pocket, spacious enough for cellphone and keys.
2. Minimum hardware ( only 2 zippers )
3. Suitable for books and documents ( can fit A4 size )
4. Medium size bag suitable for various occasions
5. Top closure : recessed zipper
Fabric (based on 44” wide fabric)
1 yard ( 0.9 metre )of quilting weight cotton fabric / light canvas / linen / thick cotton / light- weight denim (for exterior / main fabric)
½ yard ( 0.45 metre ) of leather / faux leather/ vinyl / fabric ( for contrast /coordinating fabric)
¾ yard ( 0.7 metre ) of medium-weight cotton or light canvas (for lining)
Stabiliser, Fusible Interfacing & Fleece:
1 yard of By Annie’s Soft & Stable foam stabiliser, OR fusible fleece OR batting ( for exterior bag )
½ yard of medium fusible interfacing ( for exterior bag and lining bag – optional )
¼ yard of light-weight fusible interfacing ( for Piece A )
1 12” ( 30 cm ) zipper ( for top closure )
1 9” ( 28 cm ) zipper ( for front pocket )
1 set of swivel clasp
1 1 ¼ ” ( 3 cm ) slider
Intermediate / confident beginner. Has basic skills in sewing and has completed a few simple bags.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.