I made this coin purse originally in Black and Red vinyl with a more gothic look to help raise money for Japan’s Earthquake Diaster this year. I raised over $200 in just about a month and was very please with the positive responce of the online community. I’ve been planning on making one in more tradisional style but it too me awhile to get it finished. Well, here it is, the Red and White Rising Sun coin purse! Hope you like it. I’m still donated money from these Japan themed items.
After making my Rising Sun Coin Purse I got a special request from a friend of mine to make a iPhone case and a P.O.S. (pocket on a string). Its the same design as the Rising Sun coin purse just a little bigger & with a strap. It was a bit tricky getting the the rays of the sun to look right on the larger P.O.S. size bag. All in all they came out great. 50% of the sale of these bags is going to the Japanese Red Cross.
After being so moved by all the people donating, since I have limited funds myself, I decided to make purses with Japanese themes and sell them to donate 50% of the proceeds. This coin purse is the first of many I’m going to make to contribute to one of the worst disasters in all the world. The Rising Sun insignia was draw freehand to make a pattern piece that was then cut out in this bright red vinyl. Since most of my work is gothic or rock theme, I felt this should be no different. I will also be making them with white backrounds but this was my first idea.
I’ve always loved Japan and have spent the last 5 years of my life studing the language. Most of the music I listen to currently is Japanese rock music. Everything from Gackt and Buck-Tick, to X-Japan and An Cafe. One day I hope to visit Japan and maybe live there.
With that in mind it only seemed fitting for me to venture into making Japanese themed or style bags. I’ve been working on doing some Anime inspired bags, but hadn’t yet gone into making anything else that was Japan specific. It’s unfortunate that I should get inspiration from such tragity. I wanted to donate something to the people of Japan, and since I don’t have money all I can offer is my sewing skills. I don’t really have a number goal in mind but I will be selling these bags and collecting the money to send to Japan. It’s the least this one person can do. It also gives people something tangible to show their support.
Okay so here is the latest from WolfChild Designs. Another Pocket On A String (P.O.S.) this time with a punky animal print theme. Main fabric is a grey/black leopard print foax fur. The lining is made with a plan black cotton. A blue leopard pring foax fur fabric was used for the cell/mp3/kay pockets inside. A large pocket is adjsent with a pink vinyl strip for destinction. A zipper at the top keeps your stuff safe. This is the first of my P.O.S.’s to feature a convertable strap design. The strap is connected at two small d-rings with snap hooks at either end of the strap. Dont like accross the shoulder strap? No problem, simply remove the strap and thread your favorite belt though the build in & ever stlyish belt loops.
It’s been along time since I’ve posted my work up on my blogs. I’ve wondered off for a while. But I’ll be posting more stuff soon. I have a new project that I’ve been working on for an upcoming Anime convention. I’m making some anime inspired backpacks, messanger bags, coin purses, and wallets. Right now I’m working on some stuff for the anime Bleach. Here is a little peak at what I have so far. These are inspired by the 13 court gaurd squad captains.
I had some awesome red Vinyl and light blue cotton that went perfect with my star so started designing and this is what I came up with, now all that was left to do was sew it all together.
Here is the finished result
Viola, thats how you make a bag inspired by a pillow case. Thanks for taking this journey with me. Hope to see you again soon. 😀
This is a make-up bag I just made the other day. I used a cut-out from some Geisha print fabric as an applique for the front of the bag. The main fabric is a medium green colored corduroy. The lining is brown cotton. The bag itself is a little thick because of the stiff interfacing I used for the applique and the heavy corduroy.