Handmade is fun!

Participating in Greepinter’s Fall Market 10/12/2013 September 30, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — nagisawada @ 3:41 am

greenpointers_fall_marketMakura will be participating in this craft market in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

October 12, 2013
@From the Source
69 West Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
Noon – 6 pm.

Please come visit the table!


Another Textile Design Project – Kaba August 5, 2013

Filed under: Textile Designs — nagisawada @ 11:49 pm


“Kaba” will also be available by the end of August 2013!


Textile Design Project – Kame July 31, 2013

Filed under: Textile Designs — nagisawada @ 10:49 pm


My new textile design “Kame”. It will be available for a purchase at the end of August 2013!


New Items Summer 2013

Filed under: Kids Stuff — nagisawada @ 10:28 pm

Blue_Helicopters_Front Blue_Helicopters_Side Brown_Buses_Front Brown_Buses_Side

echino Children’s Backpack Helicopters in Blue and Buses in Brown.

Two new backpacks added! I am making more for the back-to-school shoppings!


Backpacks for Pre-K & Kindergarten Children January 14, 2013

Filed under: Kids Stuff — nagisawada @ 11:25 am

Hi everyone!

I am so sorry that I haven’t updated this blog for sooooooo long. Finally I had some extra time to introduce my  new backpacks!

They are bigger, stronger and more useful (insulated and waterproofed)

Purple bus front Purple bus Purple scooter front Purple scooter Red panther front Red panther yellow scooter front yellow scooter inside yellow scooteryellow scooter side pocket

It is big enough to carry folders and is insulated and waterproofed inside for easy cleaning! It has a little side pocket to carry a cell phone for mom :) or small items.

Inside seams are all finished with a serger and covered with cotton twill tapes for reinforcement.The straps are adjustable and the top parts are padded with cotton batting to protect your child’s shoulders.

The front fabric is designed by echino.

It has a loop at the top for hanging on a hook. Its zipper is a durable YKK Handbag zipper with a larger pull for easy opening and closing.

Made with lots of love and care in Brooklyn, NY.

11.5”(W) X 15”(H) x 4.5”(D)

Front: Light-weight canvas (55% linen, 45% combed cotton)
Back, side and straps (top): Crestmont Cotton Duck Moss (100% cotton)
Straps (bottom): Nylon
Strap adjusters: Plastic
Zipper: YKK #4.5 Handbag zipper
Webbing tip: Nickel


Backpacks at Dekalb Market, Brooklyn August 22, 2011

Filed under: Kids Stuff,Uncategorized — nagisawada @ 12:32 am

A store called “Hank and JoJo” at Dekalb Market, carries Makura’s backbacks! It is a fun place to go, so please check it out!


Makura is Making Bags for Children in Japan April 24, 2011

Filed under: Kids Stuff,Uncategorized — nagisawada @ 4:30 pm

Makura is making little bags to carry gym clothes for children in Tohoku Japan. They will be sent to the organization in Japan who is giving handmade bags to children who lost their homes and living supplies. Please let me know if you also would like to make something for them, I will give you more information. There are a couple of links about the organizer (sorry in Japanese only!)




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