Monthly Archives: August 2017

Boater Hat

Size: 60cm (head circumference) 7cm (height)

Recently it is rapidly gaining popularity among women. Though it has a manly shape, the addition of a ribbon will make this hat go well with a feminine style dress. The featured fabric is PAINT, a new series from Ellen Baker.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric, Brim lining fabric)PAINT by ellen baker JG42010-11A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Brim lining fabric): 110cm×50cm
(Side crown lining fabric, Top crown lining fabric) : 90cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (Medium-weight): 70cm×50cm
    (Heavyweight): 30cm×30cm
□ Stay tape: 1m (width 1cm)
□ Grosgrain ribbon: 1.4m (width 2.5cm)

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This medium thickness fabric is lovey with a basic color tone. When I first saw it, I immediately thought of making a hat. Depending on the shape or how you coordinate, this fabric could create a masculine look or a feminine feel. It is a good fabric for making fashion accessories.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I chose to create a boater hat with a short height and shallow brim. Making a pattern and constructing it is easier with this design. On the other hand, a hat with a large brim is more difficult to make than you think as it requires an appropriate fabric and interlining material selection.

KF: What are some tips for making this hat?
While a heavyweight interfacing is attached to keep the fabric from stretching, please make sure not to extend the stretchable bias portion.

KF: How should we wear this hat in everyday situations?
The shape is masculine, but the cuteness is mixed in by adding a long ribbon. Actually, it goes well with a skirt or a dress.

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

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Fluffy Drawstring Bag in Double Gauze Fabric

size:22.5cm (l – excludes opening fabric) 20cm (w – at the opening) 3cm (d)

For its convenience, you can never have enough drawstring bags. Once you learn the process and sewing tips, this fluffy bag in double gauze fabric can be enjoyed in a variety of ways with different color combinations and sizes.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei(tournesol*)


Fabric shown for this sample: PAINT by ellen baker JG42020-21A(White)、JG42020-21B(Dark blue)


Materials(one piece):
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Lining fabric): 50cm×50cm
(Bottom fabric (Lace material)): 30cm×20cm
(Opening fabric): 20cm×10cm
□ Tape: 1.5m (1cm width)

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We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Making use of the double gauze’s tender feel and calm design, I created a drawstring bag for everyday use.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A thin lace fabric is selected so that the gauze fabric can peek through the lace. By applying a different fabric for the opening, it works to make the bag look more cohesive.

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KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When making small items in double gauze fabric, it is best to use clips instead of dress pins, as the clips help keep the fabric aligned.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The drawstring bag always comes in handy if you keep one in your purse. Easy and quick to make, you can make matching bags for the whole family. Every time you touch the bag, you will find it comforting with the double gauze’s soft and tender texture.

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

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