Echino Boston Bag – The Arrival

My Echino Boston Bag pattern arrived yesterday and I have to say I am so excited to get started! If you’ve been contemplating getting this pattern, but have held off because you were unsure of sewing in a foreign language, I want to put your mind at ease. Even if you don’t know Japanese, the illustrations should be enough to walk you through the bag’s construction. In fact, it looks to be (surprisingly) easy! The most difficult part is knowing how much fabric (I ordered WAY too much) and notions to purchase – between Superbuzzy and moving hand’s Japanese sewing and pattern translation I’ve come up with this list for those that are interested (these are approximations, you may be able to get by with less yardage if you play with pattern placement, etc):
Exterior Fabric: 1 1/2 yds of 43/44″ wide (110 cm x 130 cm)
InteriorLining Fabric: 1 1/4 yds of 43/44″ wide (110 x 100 cm)
Interfacing: 1 1/4 yds of 36″ wide (90 cm x 100cm)
1 20″ zipper (50 cm)
3 3/8 yards (3m) of piping
3 yards (2.6 m) of 1″ wide webbing

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