Echino Duffle

I’ve been busy cleaning up the t-shirt design for Taylor’s party (and attempting to find a font that might work with it) so while I’m fiddling with Paint Shop, I’ve been plotting my next sewing project…… the Echino Duffle. For this one, I’m using a fun tattoo print that I picked up this winter at Hancock Fabrics and a matching pink lining fabric I found in my stash (all the info is up on the sidebar). I think this might make a good swim bag for Taylor this year!
While this isn’t my first Echino pattern I’ve worked with, I will say this one has made me stop and think a bit more. Although most of the steps are illustrated, there are a few that aren’t which has made me try to figure out what I’ve missed! I believe that I have it all worked out as to how it’s put together, but if you’re planning on make this one for yourself, I would recommend that you either have a background in Japanese (or familiar with how their patterns ‘work’) andor have some bag making experience under your belt. Although these aren’t complicated patterns to put together, working from an unfamiliar language may leave you stumped.