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Make a Stand-out Handbag from a Vintage Kimono

Jan 27, 2011
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The inspiration for this project was a lone kimono sleeve Jennifer Sauer had hanging around in her scrap pile. Sewers have a lot of those-small pieces of fabric that aren’t big enough for a full garment, but are destined for something great. With just one seam, a few pleats and tucks, a snap, and circular handles, this scrapped sleeve made a gorgeous and unique carryall. Among the best parts of this design are that the fabric and lining are never trimmed or cut. That means that not one bit of kimono is wasted. Of course, you can make this stylish soft purse with purchased fabric, too, if you don’t happen to have a spare kimono sleeve. Learn how to make a standout handbag from the sleeve of a vintage kimono in this article from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 4.

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