More back to school sewing – lesson bag

 Fabric by Push Pin for Kokka fabric. It’s Thumbelina!

Side view. Added gathered pockets to hold their water bottles.

 Super cute name labels I bought from Japan.

Lining fabric from Spotlight. Not my best choice but I had to destash hehe….

1m of fabric was enough to make 2!

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  • July 4, 2012 - 9:26 am | Permalink

    I just found your blog and love your work! I am new to making Japanese patterns. I brought back several books from a trip to Tokyo and m so inspired! This bag is so cute!

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  • Pearl
    September 19, 2012 - 2:18 pm | Permalink


    May i know where you get the tutorial/pattern to sew this bag?

    • Cotton Candy
      October 19, 2012 - 9:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Pearl, I actually came up with it myself, because I needed it to fit my kid’s A4 size files, but I didn’t want it to be too big, so I just measured the files and added some allowances. For the side pockets they are just cut out wider and I added an elastic band to the top so that their waterbottles can stay in place and yet away from the books. I am hoping to release some free tutorials soon if I have the time to draft them out properly, but as it is I have no time!

  • March 27, 2014 - 5:38 am | Permalink

    So adorable! I am trying to get ideas for a Library bag for my niece. I really love the side pockets on your bag.

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