disco dots

I sewed another bag today. I had been envisioning a messenger-style bag using the Disco Dots fabric, and after much time spent with my friend the seam ripper, this is what was produced:
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I think it’ll be pretty functional. I guess I have a thing for polka dots …
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26 Responses to disco dots

  1. Katherine says:

    I LOVE it! Grr, I really need to get my mom to teach me how to sew.

  2. Mary says:

    Mariko – that’s a great bag! It looks like you used something to give it some shape? Interfacing? Super-interfacing? Do you put anything on the fabric to protect it from dirt and coffee spills?
    :)it’s really pretty!

  3. Jennifer says:

    The bag looks great. Is that a Supereggplant label on the front? (Went to Mariage Freres in Tokyo today with a friend–it was wonderful!!)

  4. Bethanie says:

    Very cool – post the pattern, or send it to me!

  5. shobhana says:

    wow, mariko! i love, love, love that bag! i’m a huge fan of dots. and stripes. and dots and stripes together!

  6. carolyn says:

    too funny i’ll give you a dollar to spend a full day out and about in that multi polka dotted ensemble!

  7. Meg says:

    Man, I can’t hope to keep up with you! Do you ever rest? 😉 Great bag – your ensemble has me seeing spots!

  8. Sawa says:

    Oh my god, that bag is soooo cute!!!
    Did you use any patterns? I’m really tempted.
    I emailed cottonshop and they told me that disco dots should be back in stock very soon.

  9. Sara says:

    Wow! That is a lot of dots. So what kind of interfacing did you use for your messenger bag? I just started sewing some bags but haven’t found anything stiff enough for the job.

  10. jena says:

    Looks like the most adorable kind of camouflage I’ve ever seen! But what will you blend in with? A mountain of birthday presents? Jelly bean display?

  11. Susan says:

    You are “Super Polka Dot Girl” in that ensemble! Love the colors! Very cute bag!

  12. Julie says:

    can u post instructions for bag on ur blog? pretty please?

  13. melissa says:

    fabulous bag! it looks very cool. i love all your other dot stuff too.

  14. Amy says:

    What’s that Travelocity commercial that’s on TV right now? The one with the Traveling Gnome, who says, “It’s gone dotty bonkers!”
    Love the messenger bag! (and all the other dots, too)

  15. kathleen says:

    Fab bag. The seam ripper is my best friend in any sewing attempts. You are one crafty chick! 🙂

  16. Rob says:

    Pretty freakin’ awesome, Mariko!
    You sofa king rule.

  17. Elaine says:

    Maybe just a little. Very nice though.

  18. greta says:

    just the thing to wear to the GUM Wall!
    FABULOUS in every way….

  19. Taya says:

    I think Disco Dots would make a table runner with napkins! You are sooo talented — I love the bags.

  20. Ande says:

    That is a riot! I love it! I love visiting here almost everyday to see what you’ve come up with. You are very talented and a little kooky. Both traits are highly revered in Canada!
    Cheers, girl!

  21. Silvia says:

    You’re like the polka dot stalker…hey remember the polka dot guy at Berkeley who wore head to toe dots and was a bit “off”? If you still want to make bags check out the Vogue patt #7862–it’s a Sandra Betzina pattern for a sling messenger bag with a petite version! http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.200007862=x&TI=20015&pageNum=1&M=&UK=32014114

  22. amy says:

    I envy you! I can’t sew to save my life.. The other week my 10 year old son asked if my SISTER could help make costumes for the school play. Didn’t even ASK me 🙁 Of course I would have had to say no anyway. Very FAB outfit!!

  23. Ann says:

    No, Mariko, you have a think for *pink and orange* polka dots!! 🙂 I liked Carolyn’s dare, too.

  24. alison says:

    I’ll match Carolyn’s dollar. And that’s a US dollar, which is, like, 20 Canadian dollars or about 8,000 Taiwan dollars!

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