If you've looked at my Kimono Reincarnate blog lately, you'd know that my latest obsession is bag making. Making bags from recycled vintage kimono obi fabric to be exact. I just love kimono and especially obi textiles, but sadly my curvy shape doesn't lend well to the straight kimono form. I wanted to employ the fabrics in some way that they could be used everyday.
I have wanted to make bags for a very long time now and have been collecting the fabrics to do so, but I was always too scared to cut into these gorgeous works of art. I finally took the plunge a few months ago and have been addicted ever since. It took me a while to get them to where I wanted them to be, and now I'm very happy with the outcome.
I've started lining the bags with kimono fabric. I felt that was the perfect marriage, the fabrics reunited once again. I also wanted the inside of the bag to be just as fun as the outside and for it to be a secret little world just for its owner.