Chinese New Year Sewing part 2

One of the kids favourite part of Chinese New Year is receiving ang pows (red packets)! For those of you who are not familiar, these are red money packets given by the elders or married couples to kids or their juniors (who are unmarried). When the kids receive the ang pow, it is considered rude to open the packet in front of the giver, so it is always wise to carry a little bag to collect all their ang pows in. Alternatively, just hand them over to Mum :)

I made a very simple design this year. Partly because their day 1 and day 2 dresses were quite different in terms of colors, so I had to stick to a neutral palette and not mix and match too much. This fabric was a half yard 200 yen roll bargain bin find :) . It was a Cotton linen fabric so no interfacing was necessary.

 Lining and straps made out of some leftover pink with white polka dotted corduroy. There’s also a magnetic enclosure on the inside, helps to keep the ang pows in!

Made in the right size to fit red packets!

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  • March 14, 2013 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    This design is very simple, but attractive !

  • March 27, 2013 - 8:02 am | Permalink

    These bags are really beautiful. and what a bargain you found, the fabric is just perfect!

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