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Atelier Nekozuki

Kato Drawstring Bag | Peaches on Aqua

Prix habituel $65.00 CAD
Prix habituel Prix soldé $65.00 CAD
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The Essentials:

  • Japanese fabric hand-selected from Kyoto, Osaka, or Tokyo 
  • Genuine leather carry handle
  • Genuine leather drawstring
  • Five interior slip pockets
  • D-rings for cross-body strap (optional add-on)
  • Canadian-sourced hardware, canvas, and interior fabrics 
  • Handmade in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
  • 100% cotton exterior with heavy lightweight feel,  100% cotton canvas bottom; interior 100% cotton

The Story: 

Firstly, I hand-select all my fabrics in Japan because I was an exchange student in Hirakatashi (halfway between Kyoto and Osaka) during university. So just after I started making project bags, I looked into importing Japanese fabrics through Etsy sellers, which worked for a bit, but was unsustainable for growth. When my husband and I made his first trip over in 2016, I decided that I should look at the cost of fabric while in Japan. And lo and behold, it works out best for me to go directly to Japan to purchase the fabric myself - since I’m not working in wholesale bolts of around 15m! This has the added benefit of not only cutting costs, but also allows me the ability to hold onto the fabrics and assess them instead of trying to decide on them through a computer screen. Rest assured that if you are purchasing through your computer or device screen, these fabrics feel amazing. 

As for this bag style…we’ll, it is quite a coup for me, not going to lie! When I started making bags a decade ago, I knew I wanted to have drawstring bags in this style or something by similar. However, I did not yet have the skills to be able to make these bags without considerable effort - and wasted fabric, let’s be honest! So I set it aside in pursuit of other bags that were within my skill set and abilities. When I was daydreaming about what I wanted to see from Atelier Nekozuki this past summer, I decided it was time for a drawstring bag in the style I had desired ten years ago. And my skills had developed enough that I was able to put these bags together in a way that was finally up to my standards for what I wanted them to be! I hope you enjoy.

Bag Dimensions:

 Approximately 13.5 x 10 x 5” (34.2 x 25.4 x 12.7cm)

The Disclaimers:

  • Colours may differ between monitors and devices
  • Listing is for bag only

Care Instructions: 

  • Spot clean only due to leather details

What Bag is Best for Me?

Overwhelmed with trying to make a decision about what bag you want to purchase? This guide is here to help! It has approximate amounts yarn you can fit into a bag, along with suggested projects so you can choose the bag for you and your knitting/crocheting life! If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through the contact form! I'll respond within 24-48 business hours. 

Cake Cozy Designed to keep yarn from one cake of fingering-weight yarn from tangling in your bag. Specifically designed for when you don’t want to carry a project bag, this would also be a fantastic way to keep multiple skeins wrangled in a larger bag. Made from Knot Bag scraps!

Triangle Pouch A single-skein bag that is set up to knit socks, one skein hats, or other similar projects! Will also hold circular needles with some wrangling. 

Small Box Bag Up to 300g of fingering-weight yarn, 200g of worsted weight yarn, 100g of bulky+ weight yarn

Can also be used as a make up or toiletries bag, toy bag for the kids’ car toys, or as a shaving kit bag!

Large Box Bag

Up to 500g of DK to worsted-weight yarn, 300g of bulky-weight yarn

Big Bag

Up to 700g of bulky+ weight yarn, 900g of worsted-weight yarn

Suggested Projects: Blankets, large & bulky sweaters, and all those WIPs kicked out of smaller project bags so one can start the next best project! 

Can also be used for a tote bag!