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A super cute knit handbag with anime applique
(Pattern at some point...)

If you haven't seen My Neighbor Totoro, you should (and I don't mean the one with Dakota Fanning.)

I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in lake and stone to knit the outside. I knit it in the round until the seed stitch edge (which is only on the front and back. I used a combo of machine embroidery and glue to make the totoro, and I used plastic canvas, cut to shape and sew together as the lining, sewed fabric to that then into the bag.

The acorn buttons were from Jo-Anns.

I'm going to make myself one of these, as this was for a swap, and as I do that I'm going to write up the official pattern.

Posted by Jewel-A-Roni from New Hampshire, New Hampshire, United States • Published See Jewel-A-Roni's 5 projects »

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Sarah M.
Sarah M.
AHHH This is SOOOO cute! I wish I could make one! Unfortunately I've only just learned how to knit- literally last Saturday- so I can't as of yet. But I will! Eventually!
And WHAT is this BLASPHEMY about Dakota Fanning?? She's in a version of this movie? UGH. Ew. I had no idea. Didn't want to know. Will now deny ever knowing.
Kelly F.
Kelly F. · Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
Um, how do I get the pattern???
lin d.
lin d.
it was animated and done by disney
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, South Carolina, US · 12 projects

I didn't know they did one with Dakota. Was she a voice character? Or was it not animated?
Käpt´n Toasterkopf
Käpt´n Toasterkopf · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 53 projects
I LOVE Totoro! The movie is so cute and so is your bag :3
Rosemary W.
Rosemary W. · Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US · 4 projects
Adorable! Did you add reinforcment to the inside to make it more rigid?

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