Handmade is fun!

Custom-made backpack with Dinosaurs October 10, 2014

Filed under: Kids Stuff — Nagisa Wada @ 2:42 am
Dinosaurs Backpack

Dinosaurs Backpack


New Items Summer 2013 July 31, 2013

Filed under: Kids Stuff — Nagisa Wada @ 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 — Nagisa Wada @ 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 — Nagisa Wada @ 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 — Nagisa Wada @ 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!)



Kids Shoulder Bag April 17, 2011

Filed under: Kids Stuff,Uncategorized — Nagisa Wada @ 12:20 pm

New items, shoulder bags for kids! Please see the details below!

  • Makura’s original design is printed on front and back.
  • There are two external pockets (one on each side) and an internal pocket for small things like a Metro Card!
  • Magnetic button closure to secure your items inside.
  • Has interlinings and cotton linings.
  • Very very sturdy!
  • The strap is adjustable (24″~48″) and you can make it long enough that a mom can wear it too!
  • Makura’s cat logo is attached!
  • Makuraのオリジナルデザインのレトロな車のイメージが両面についています。
  • 外側には両サイドにポケットが付いていて、内側にはカードが入る大きさのポケットが一つ付いています。
  • 磁石ボタンが鞄の中の物が間違えて外にでるのを防ぎます。
  • 芯地と綿裏地付
  • とてもとてもしっかりした作りです!
  • ストラップは長さを24インチ~48インチの間で調節できるので、お子様だけでなくママもポシェットをしてお使いいただけます。
  • Makuraの猫ちゃんのロゴが付いています。

6″ (W) x 4″ (D) x 6 1/2″ (H)

Cotton 100% 綿100%
Plastic strap adjuster プラスティック製ストラップ調節器
Magnetic Purse Snap – Closure 18mm Black nickel 磁石パーススナップボタン 18ミリ黒ニッケル


Makura Original Design Ba-Pac 3 YO April 10, 2011

Filed under: Kids Stuff,Uncategorized — Nagisa Wada @ 12:21 pm

Finally I got to design my original fabric! The Ba-Pac 3 YO is larger and stronger than regular Ba-Pacs with many new features

  • linings and interlinings
  • padded shoulder straps
  • a loop for hanging

Also medium-weight canvas is used instead of linen.  There will be ones in gray too. I will post them when they are done!

やっと自分のオリジナルの布をデザインすることができました!このBa-Pac 3YO(三歳)は普通のBa-Pacより大きく、頑丈です。機能として

  • 芯地と裏地付
  • クッション付きストラップ
  • バッグを掛ける用の輪