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Making My First Ita Bag (◕ᴗ◕✿)Making My First Ita Bag (◕ᴗ◕✿)

AlorenAloren2 mies. temuDiary
Hello everyone! (*^^*)
Decided to make a little article on how I made my very first ita bag! Since I couldn’t pick a single character to make a bag for, that gave me the perfect excuse to pick two of my favourite Akatsuki members and make a joint ita bag for the both of them <3 It was perfect since I love them both separately and the ship is one of my OTPs (❁´◡`❁) I couldn’t say no to a Sasodei bag, so I’ve been buying a lot of their merchandise in the past months to fill up the bag but who am I kidding, I would’ve bought all of their stuff whether I was making a bag or not XD
Let’s get into it!
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https://i.ibb.co/61sXDTK/4-B250970-28-B3-40-B1-A545-F9-F35-B7856-A6.jpg

I bought the base bag cheap off of Aliexpress for around $20. I’m very happy with it and it’s a lot bigger than I expected both display and storage wise which is great. Decided to get it in black and white since it would go well with anything.

The light blue lining was cute, but I really didn’t want to ruin it so I decided to make an insert instead.

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Making the Insert

https://i.ibb.co/4YwLrXV/EB419852-FD93-4-D13-8-ADA-0-B4-A2-BA4229-A.jpg
First off, I cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of the window. It took a few tries, but didn't take long at all to make something that fit perfectly. I hit my first roadblock when I realized that I didn't have fabric handy to drape over the cardboard. Then I realized that I had one of those Bath and Body Works fabric things. You know those ones that they wrap bath bombs in?

https://i.ibb.co/kHLsYZc/02-B688-E7-B86-E-4-D3-A-A766-502-D44-D9-BDB2.jpg
Yeah, these ones. Thank God for Christmas presents from relatives who have no idea what your interests are, but you stuff anyway LOL i joke, i joke. i love my bath bombs.

https://i.ibb.co/DCZ6CJp/D453-FB13-861-A-46-A3-8567-94157114-DFB1.jpg
So I made sure that the fabric was large enough for me to cover the insert with, and luckily it was more than enough.

https://i.ibb.co/9nCrvn9/5-A93-A2-F3-176-B-4-A43-A442-D0756-AB1-B287.jpg
If it wasn't obvious already, just make sure you stock up on a bunch of safety pins and paperclips to make everything more secure. So like, raid your fashion class or something before attempting ita bagging that was a joke

https://i.ibb.co/xhnSB1C/1-DEFB3-E1-AEDA-49-AB-B383-C5813-A911-C7-A.jpg
Next I tightened the fabric on the back of the insert and pinned and clipped the places so it would stay. For people who have 0 talent in pinning things, like me tape comes in handy. Okay I know it looks super ugly from the back, but when you turn it over...

https://i.ibb.co/hyCqhjw/86-D9-C494-2-D24-4-F8-C-ABF7-5-BB14-D3663-E4.jpg
It's perfectly fine! :D

https://i.ibb.co/2vgKcHp/C843-EC98-E5-C2-423-C-8-F79-E90-C26-FC2-D50.jpg
And here's what it looks like inside the window. Never thought I'd go for a green insert of all colours, but it looks pretty nice.

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Adding the Merchandise
Time to add the stuff that I planned on putting in!
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https://i.ibb.co/yfbSDq4/72-FE2-E2-C-33-C5-468-A-859-A-C5-AE9-B581-A99.jpg
Okay it may be obvious now, but I swear I didn't know how much I had until I put it all together like this haha. Clearly everything isn't going to fit, so I chose only the pieces that I absolutely knew I wanted featured in the bag. I knew that my primary theme for the bag was Sasodei, so I decided to focus mainly on the merch that featured both Deidara and Sasori on it together rather than their individual pieces.


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Planning
Time for mapping out the layout of what's going to be inside! Here was my first plan:

https://i.ibb.co/2jdG4bn/C050798-C-9-EDC-4493-A5-C9-B44-FD9-DBC411.jpg
I laid everything out on the window of the bag just as a rough plan and then proceeded to lay everything out on the insert itself.

https://i.ibb.co/Wfm9YKG/4-E92-E090-78-C3-4-DA1-807-C-133-A8-D4-B9-A75.jpg
Here is everything now on the insert. As you can see, it has already changed slightly now that everything is out of the packaging. I added a couple more acrylic keychains in the bottom left to fill in the space that I had available. I wanted the badge in the middle to be the main centerpiece, so this is how it turned out...

https://i.ibb.co/SyFtQFM/191-FF1-D7-AEBA-48-B2-BAF7-05-AD12-EE78-F9.jpg
The main thing I was unhappy with was how the placement differed so much from what I had planned out. Word of advice: Always hold the insert up to see how gravity treats your stuff. If you don't, chances are it will end up like mind and the placement will get messed up leaving extra space in random places.

Me @ my failed plan:

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Plan B
Sasori and Deidara deserve the best bag possible, so naturally I had to attempt this again. I changed up the placement of the coaster and the middle badge, moved things slightly to create more space, added new things in the space I made, and even added some phone straps to the zippers. This was my end result. Behold, my greatest masterpiece!

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It's so much better now!! I'm really happy with it!

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Final Thoughts
I knew it would be a lot of work, but I really underestimated how long it would take to complete this project haha. Nonetheless, I would definitely do it again and am already planning another one (Kabuto is definitely next)!

As for advice, I'd say the placement of the central pieces make a huge difference in the end product so choose them wisely. And also, definitely test how everything falls when you hold it up to prevent massive frustration when you realize something doesn't look the way you want it to.

Also, you may have noticed, but I attached all of the keychains (except for the two rubber straps up top) to the badge above them rather than pinning them separately from the back. I feel like it takes less work and it's great for hiding how they're attached. The only con with this is that if you need to relocate the badge or the keychains, obviously the things attached have to go too.

All in all, this was a really fun project. I hope that you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it! Feel free to show me your bags too! I'd love to see them :)
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Wow! Its very impressive that you made an entire Ita Bag in only a few hours! It looks great! Judging by your profile, are Sasori and Deidara your favorite Akatsuki members? Apologies if Im wrong.
2 mies. temu
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Wario54 (2 mies. temu) #62780020Cute bag!! I like the way you placed everything! And of course, all the SasoDei merch is adorable. I've been wanting to make an ita bag for ages (so much excess merch) but never got around to it haha.Ahh thank you! I love the ship with all my heart, gotta make sure everyone knows XD You should totally do it! I've procrastinated on making one for so long because I wanted to find a nice base bag for cheap, but now that I have, I wish I had started sooner haha. Totally feel you on the excess merch thing too lol!
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illumi4Love (2 mies. temu) #62779905I clicked because the article thumbnail... and I was not disappointed, Deidara and Sasori were probably two of my favorite original anime/manga characters.
Aha I'm glad the Sasodei pulled you in XD They're both great aren't they? ^^
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Cute bag!! I like the way you placed everything! And of course, all the SasoDei merch is adorable. I've been wanting to make an ita bag for ages (so much excess merch) but never got around to it haha.
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I clicked because the article thumbnail... and I was not disappointed, Deidara and Sasori were probably two of my favorite original anime/manga characters.
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Aloren (2 mies. temu) #62765971Thank you! If I may ask, what is the ship that you're basing your bag on?

Rokudou Mukuro and Hibari Kyouya! I've been collecting merch for it for a long while, haha.
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hikaridranz (2 mies. temu) #62747715was that design on the fabric or did you add it? that smiley face looks out of place that it's somehow funny-cute
I never made one though I still want to. I got a bag twice before, and both times I ended up not using them and selling them away. I ended up just storing little merch in tin boxes like PICTURE #1722761 (opened box; cover has a clear plastic window)
Been considering getting the same design as yours but couldn't make up my mind whether to buy blue or green so still procrastinating

Haha the design was already on the fabric. You're right, I didn't really want the face showing on the bag, so I had to cover it up strategically lol. The box idea is cool! Definitely want to try it sometime. If you do end up making one, I'd love to see it! ^^
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damedanbo (2 mies. temu) #62746872Looks good! I've made one itabag before, but ended up selling the bag and all the contents without using it. I'm working on finishing up my second bag of my OTP. It is a lot of work! I need to make an insert, but I keep putting it off.
Thank you! If I may ask, what is the ship that you're basing your bag on?
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was that design on the fabric or did you add it? that smiley face looks out of place that it's somehow funny-cute

I never made one though I still want to. I got a bag twice before, and both times I ended up not using them and selling them away. I ended up just storing little merch in tin boxes like PICTURE #1722761 (opened box; cover has a clear plastic window)

Been considering getting the same design as yours but couldn't make up my mind whether to buy blue or green so still procrastinating
2 mies. temu
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Looks good! I've made one itabag before, but ended up selling the bag and all the contents without using it. I'm working on finishing up my second bag of my OTP. It is a lot of work! I need to make an insert, but I keep putting it off.
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