Freebie Friday: The Susuwatari Tote

Yes, I’m bringing back more Miyazaki x3 As much as I would have liked to do another character, the colors in this print that I had so much of just couldn’t stop reminding me of a Miyazaki color scheme – very earthy yet bright but not overly saturated. This dark brown faux suede that I thought matched perfectly made me think of what soot sprites would look like in a different color. So this is the result!
It’s a very huge tote bag that’s perfect for carrying around loads of groceries or other shopping, and the handles have an adorable shape to them that I thought was fun to come up with.


7 thoughts on “Freebie Friday: The Susuwatari Tote”

  1. I just came across your site recently and immediately fell in love with all of your patterns. I’m making this for my friend who’s coming home for a visit this week after living in Japan. We’re long-time Miyazaki fans and I’m sure she’ll love it! The pattern and instructions are so simple, too. I just wanted to thank you for posting this!

    1. Sadly no :/ The fabric was a Jo-ann’s exclusive home decor print from about 5 years ago I think. So sadly it’s no longer in production 🙁 I’m glad you like the bag though!

  2. Thank you for the beautyful patterns. I can do upcycling of elder fleece-jackets and pullovers as well as elder throws. So cute and so beautyful embroidery patterns. So I sew the fennek out of a jacket of my father who died in 2012. This will keep good memories in mind 🙂

  3. I love this, it’s simple and customizable with almost guaranteed great results. I’m making some for a Christmas gift and wound up buying fabric for at least six more

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