Sunday, 25 October 2015

Japanese retro broad bean 5 way ruck bag

Just made this gorgeous broad bean 5 way ruck bag with antique kimono fabric.
It is now in my Etsy shop.

This unique bag is great to use when going away for a holiday.

There's a zipper pocket here and

you can put catalogues or maps you get on you trip.

The back side looks like this.
I have machine stitched this broad bean pattern.

This small pocket will fit your travel card, parking ticket, etc.

and you can store your purse from the zipper opening,

and it will be stored automatically inside this inner whole sized zipper pocket

like so.
This will protect your purse from theft, but you can take it out easily from the back zipper.

The other side of the inside has a big pocket with a flap and a zipper pocket.

I found this "kumi himo" (a traditional hand woven rope)
so I've used it to hook the zipper ends.
This will make sure that the zipper will not be opened by pick pockets.

The strap is secured with the leather tab which is hand sewn onto the base.

You can make the strap short and use it as a shoulder bag,

or make the strap long and use it as a messenger bag, or

pull the strap to both sides and use it as a back pack, or

make the strap short and use it as a body bag.
just hold onto the top tab and use it as a tote.

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