Handmade is fun!

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!)



Next Weekend! Consignment Sale in Soho April 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nagisa Wada @ 10:08 pm

Makura’s Ba-Pacs for 2-year-olds will be sold @

Flash Spring Sale 2011  SoHo

WHEN: Thursday, April 28 thru Monday, May 1

154 Sullivan street, NYC

PRE-SALE: Wednesday, April 27 – noon til 8pm consignors* & volunteers & new moms only

HOURS: Thurs 10am – 8pm

                 Fri CLOSED (re-stocking day)

                 Sat 10am – 8pm

                 Sun 10am – 4pm — half price on most items!

Please come and join!


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



Custom-made Pillow Covers for Catbird April 4, 2011

Filed under: Pillow covers,Uncategorized — Nagisa Wada @ 11:06 pm

I made few custom-made pillow covers for Catbird on Bedford ave, Brooklyn. The store chose the fabrics, so I just sewed the pillows. But since they are so beautiful, I decided to post them here! You can’t really see them in the photos in their blog, but please check them out if you happen to be in the neighborhood! Address is 219 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY 11222 (across the street from Mini Mall)!

ベッドフォードアベニューにあるCatbirdというお店で扱っているクッションカバーを作りました。お店のほうが布を選んだので、本当に縫うだけのお仕事だったのですが、とても綺麗な仕上がりだったので、Makuraのブログに載させて頂きます。Catbirdのブログの写真に写っているのですがちょっと分かり辛いですね・・・近所に行くことがあったら、是非立ち寄って見て下さい!住所は219 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY 11222 (ミニモールの向かえです!)



Brown Bear Blanket March 28, 2011

Filed under: Kids Stuff,Uncategorized — Nagisa Wada @ 7:48 am

I made a baby blanket using fabrics with “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” illustrations by Eric Carle. I made it for my mama-friend who is having a second child, hope she will like it! The back is also by Eric Carle, very colorful stripes. The piping is with orange and white polka-dots! Very cute! AND the batting is 100% cotton, so it absorbs sweat very well. Love this piece!




French Smock February 18, 2011

Filed under: Kids Stuff,Uncategorized — Nagisa Wada @ 5:01 pm

I got a pattern again from naniIRO site and this time it’s a French smock. It has a small piping around the yoke.
The fabric is called “Poppy Parade in Loden” designed by Sandi Henderson. It’s perfect for a child to wear this when he/she paints or does crafts.

naniIROさんの作図を参考にフレンチスモックを作ってみました。ヨークの周りに細いパイピングが付いています。生地はサンディ・ヘンダーソンの「Poppy Parade in Loden」を使用しました。子供が絵を描いたり工作をするときにぴったりです!