Monthly Archives: May 2017

Square Tote Bag (Medium)

Size: about 29cm (l) about 30cm (w) about 12cm (d) (handles excluded) 

This medium-size tote bag is perfect for an everyday use. The wide gusset creates an ample space to hold many items and an A4 size (8.27” × 11.69”) document fit easily. The lovely small print fabric with ball-playing kittens is from the Trefle Japan series.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 P45800-801A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide×70cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 70cm
□ Fusible interfacing (Thick) 110cm wide x 70cm

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Dress with a Back Tuck

Size: M

The featured dress comes in Natural life, a chic textile with a line drawing flair. A tuck in the back creates a simple design with a clean look in the front. You can enjoy the dress as everyday wear, or as a fashionable going-out piece coordinated with stylish accessories as an accent.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
P44900-901C Lightweight canvas


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide×270cm

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Tube Stopper Bag

Size: Bag portion – 22cm (l) 30cm (w)

Olü Amu is a fabric series with the concept of “weaving” and “knitting.” Featured for this bag is the Mizutamari (water puddle), an opal finishing knit material. The bag’s design with a tube style handle allows you to enjoy the soft and fluffy texture of the fabric.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:  H11060-1B Opal Finishing Knit


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 70cm×50cm
(Lining fabric, Closure fabric): 90cm×50cm

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We interviewed Mioko about her creation:

Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This fabric is so soft and has an excellent texture! I was contemplating how I should convey this softness, and came up with this design, a handle with a natural gathering. The addition of white as a lining will help make the see-through patterns look pretty.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To create a beautiful gathering, a white linen tube was added to the handle. By moving this tube up and down, you can create a different look. You may also adjust the tube depending on how much items you are carrying inside.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
To keep the soft fabric aligned when sewing, it is easier to use extra pins.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Choosing a bold color for the handle tube will work as an accent and adds cuteness.
This bag goes so well with a casual style wardrobe.

KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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V Neck Blouse with a Long Scarf

55cm (length at back center)

This tunic-length blouse will be your heavy rotation item as part of your spring and upcoming summer wardrobe. The matching long scarf in double gauze fabric adds a soft look. Enjoy wearing it in a variety of ways, changing it to match a different style. The featured double gauze, Fall from TUMIKI series, is a lighter fabric with a punching treatment on only one side of the gauze.

Design & Work:KaOrico 


Fabric shown for this sample: TSUMIKI PG110-2C  Double Gauze


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 2m

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We interviewed KaOrico about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has a cool and refreshing look. The material being gauze, I designed something that can be enjoyed from spring into summer.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To coordinate the design with a scarf, the neckline is v-shaped. The simple design will complement any kind of wardrobe.

KF: What are some tips for making this blouse?
This gauze with a punching treatment easily frays when making a bias binding
strip. The key is to try to work quickly and efficiently.

KF: How should we use this blouse in everyday situations?
How you wear the scarf will drastically change your look. For a still chilly spring
weather, you may put a cardigan over it. In the summertime, you can enjoy
only the blouse without a scarf, or wrap a scarf around to keep you from a
strong sun. Enjoy it in a variety of ways.
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KF: Thank you very much, KaOrico! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Marché Bag

Size: about 26cm (l) x about 48cm (w)  

The jute coffee sacks coming from around the world are adorned with local logos and brand names, making them somewhat of a collectible. Gaining popularity among hand craft lovers, the sacks are now turned into stylish bags and throw pillows. With that coffee sack in mind, the coffee bag fabric was designed. A rough cotton linen basket weave textile is perfect for a casually used everyday bag. A bucket shaped marché bag offers an ample room to carry many things, making it suitable as a shopping companion. The bag’s handle could be a leather tape like in this sample or a matching fabric handle will also look good.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
P45600-601B Basket weave


Materials
□ Outer fabric 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Lining fabric 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Fusible interfacing (medium thickness) 90cm wide x 80cm
□ Leather handle tape 2.5cm wide x 94cm

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