Crazy for bento bags

I've always loved Japanese aesthetic. It's just so simple and so minimal. We all need a little bit of that in our lives! Remember those Japanese twine tawashis I made a while ago? Well my Japanese inspired making hasn't stopped there and lately, I've been a little bit obsessed with bento bags... and the girls in my sewing classes are loving them!

I found the tutorial for making the bag over on the Very Shannon blog. Her instructions are easy to follow and she has some nifty diagrams too, to help with the origami folding part. This is a great project to tackle with young designers since it requires only straight stitching and the possibilities for customising are pretty limitless. 

These girl's creativity always inspires me!

I'm holding a fun "Summer Sewcial" this weekend making more bento bags if you're in South London and want to join! All the details are on our workshop page.

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