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Sewing Tutorial: The Totoro Bag by SewDesuNe Sewing Tutorial: The Totoro Bag by SewDesuNe

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On my website I'm doing a series where I'm destashing my huge collection of scrap fabrics. ^-^ With every scrap I use up I make up a new little project for it, then give away the project pattern for free! I've amassed over a dozen on my website so far, but since this one is a few months old I thought I would move it here as well

This one was a blast to make >w< It's an oval-shaped purse made to look just like Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro with some cute-looking raw-edge applique. The closure on the top is even done with a leaf, and the handles are even made to be shaped like his ears ♥

The pattern is a .pdf where the first half is instructions, and the second half is a printable pattern that you assemble by taping the paper sheets together.

Enjoy!

p.s. If you do end up making it, I'd be ecstatic to see it! And I'll give you more adorable sewing patterns as thanks!
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:iconremmu:
Remmu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Thanks a lot! It's so cute...
I'll give you news if I manage to do it!
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KittyKat2165 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I NEED ONE ;W;
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pencils2pens Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really cool! Totoro!
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:iconroiikka:
roiikka Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Keep them hand-made ^ _ ^
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roiikka Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh wow .. This is EXTREMELY nice. I'd love to see these sold!
Such a beautiful story .. My Neighbor Totoro .
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AokiIsAwesome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorably cute :)
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SapphireTheWolfDemon Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, this is SOO adorable! :love: Amazing job! :)
Btw, just a little curious, my birthday is coming up in May & I'd love to commission one of these as a birthday gift when the time comes.
So is this also a made to order item? If not then sorry for asking, I really love your work & this idea where you make things out of scrap fabrics was very creative & I'd love to do one of these Tutorials later on eventhough I'm still a total noob at sewing. I am pretty good at sewing by hand but I'm still learning how to use my machine. ^^;
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SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it!
Unfortunately I don't really have the supplies and materials to make this item again so I wouldn't be able to make that kind of custom commission for you :/ I'll definitely consider it in the future though!
If you could eventually try to make one of my projects in the future that would be amazing :D
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SapphireTheWolfDemon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome! ^v^
Alright, thank you for considering it though :D
Yes I'd really like to make one of them in the future, I've also seen a lot of your books on Amazon, I haven't had to chance to buy one of them yet but when I can I'll be sure to get one or two of them. :meow:
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mondscheinsonate Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
This has been featured in my Art & Design Feature: Vol.02

Have a nice day! :)
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XenoRave00 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
super cute ill try it
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FacePalmzGodDammit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! c:
I'll have to make this for my new school bag! :'D
Quick question, what type of material did you use? ^^
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:iconsewdesune:
SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used different colors of heavy twill and just plain cotton for the lining ^-^
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FacePalmzGodDammit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou! c:
(Sorry to be a pain, I checked the download and it said what you used. Sorry.)
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BWS2K Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
LOVE!
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Photographer
If I had found this earlier and had the money, my mom would have loved this for her birthday! It's very cute, great job! >w<
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SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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PeppermintSiren Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Oh my gosh this looks so adorable, thank you for uploading the tutorial/pattern. :giggle:
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minamurrayXVII Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful tutorial! I'll try it out =)
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:iconvasdag:
Vasdag Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This looks wonderful! You're very talented! I'm keeping it for when I get more practice with sewing :) Thank for sharing this!
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:iconsewdesune:
SewDesuNe Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! ♥
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JulietTaylor Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!!!!! I'm so gonna use it sometime *-* as soon as I can *-*
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:iconsewdesune:
SewDesuNe Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you do make it, I'd love to see how it turns out! ♥
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:iconporcelean:
Porcelean Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
ooo girl you are gifted!
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:iconsewdesune:
SewDesuNe Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
>w<! thank you!
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NAD-LifeOfficial Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you for posting this, random stranger, and no, I am not being creepy. :P

~Cuckoo Clock (an artist of NAD-Life [link]
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Dolphishy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I might have to try my hand at sewing again just to make this!
Adorable!
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:iconsewdesune:
SewDesuNe Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you do I'd love to see how it turns out! ♥
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
thanks for the tuto :D
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skylark-star Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This is adorable! Excellent job!
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:iconsewdesune:
SewDesuNe Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^0^
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skylark-star Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Any time!
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