KIMURA U’s Bag Deco

2016.06.20

 

Hi everyone!This is Kimura U! I’m going show you how to make this bag with just a little bit of your extra imagination!

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Today I will show you… tada!
How to make this bag with just a little bit of your extra imagination.
I’ll show you some customization tricks like magic to create a totally unique accessory.
Let’s try!

 

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First, I’ll use miniatures of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree!
I’ll paint them with this pink paint.
The key is not to apply the paint all at once.
It looks better if you apply it in layers and let them dry in between.
I’m going to let these dry.

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While they’re drying…
Take some of the beads.And write “Tokyo” on the back of the bag.
Flatten out the bag as much as you can.

Position the beads first, and then glue them down.
Too many colors makes it hard to work with.
So I use just two colors at a time.

Next, I’m going to attach the beads with this glue gun.
The glue is very hot, so be careful.

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It’s done! Tokyo!

 

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Next, I’ll cut ribbons from this lace that I got at a 100-yen discount shop.
I’m going to stick the ribbons around the bag.

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The key is to pay attention to the spacing.
Don’t just look at it sitting down.
When you step back, the spacing might end up not looking right.
Make sure you check the positioning by looking at the bag straight on.

 

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Next, I’ll cover the bag with this tulle.
 I use this trick alot.
The tulle camouflages sloppy areas.

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This is for obi belts, but you can use any kind of satin.
I’ll try to attach this satin fabric around the edge like lace, to make the bag even more unique.

Apply a tiny bit of glue, and gather it up.
Repeat this over and over.

Handmade customizations are a lot of work.
I’ll keep asking myself ‘When am I gonna be done with this?’
But, when I finish, it’s so cute! And then I can’t stop doing them.

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Here’s the fabric we gathered.

 

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Fold it under to hide the cut part.
The key is to attach the fabric a little bit at a time, so you don’t mess up.

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The frilly edge is done!

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 It looks good like this, but I want to make it even cuter.
I got this pom-pom lace at a 100-yen discount shop.

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 It’s more than cute.
It also hides the seams, which always look rough when you make something by hand.
I put the lace along the seam to cover it up.

 

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Time for the finale!
I’m going to attach the pink Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree decorations.

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It’s too much to just stick them on by themselves.
I got this key holder puff-ball at a 100-yen discount shop.
I’ll make it look like the towers are on top of a pink earth.
 I’m sticking this here, so they don’t fall over.

 

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It’s done! I’m calling This the Little Tokyo Bag!
Before After

 

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 Use little things from your own country and collections to make a unique bag yourself!

 

 

 

 

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