Monthly Archives: October 2017

Large One Handle Bag

Size: 28cm (l) 41cm (w – top side) 31cm (bottom) 10cm (d)

Impressive with an eye-catching vermillion color, this one handle bag is made with echino’s embroidered series featuring a popular deer motif. Somewhat different from a print material, this embroidered fabric will let you enjoy a dimensional look. The addition of a gold ring on the handle makes this large bag with ample room appear mature and keeps it from being too casual.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:: (Outer fabric) echino samber JG96170-70D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 90cm x 80cm
(Lining fabric): 90cm x 80cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 40cm x 10cm
□ Tag (leather): 3cm×5cm
□ Ring: One piece (10cm diameter)

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We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The lovely embroidery throughout the fabric feels richer in tone than a printed fabric. I wanted to use as much area as possible with embroidery, so the bag ended up being large.
I also tried to create something rough and not too structured, while retaining the texture. Using remnants which still has lots of embroidery, you can make matching small items, like a pouch.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is a casual one handle bag with ample room for carrying things. The gold ring makes this bag look more mature and keeps the items from falling out of the bag.

KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
It is simple to make as long as you follow the correct sewing sequence!
When sewing the bag portion, please be careful not to accidentally sew the handle together.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
This large bag with eye-catching color is casual, so it will be perfect for a relaxed and simple style of clothing.

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

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Tote Bag with Frills

Size: about 30cm (l) x about 35cm (w) about 10cm (d) (Excludes handles)

This tote bag features a double gauze fabric from echino’s popular design, hill. Maximizing the soft and tender texture of the double gauze, the bag’s panel has two tiers of frills. It is nice that the border design makes the bag look larger and brighter.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 echino hill JG96800-803A Double Gauze


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: about 108cm wide x 100cm
□ Lining fabric: about 108cm wide x 40cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (Heavy weight) 110cm wide x 50cm

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Gown Style Cardigan

Size: 87cm (length)

ray from the echino series is popular for its echino-like bold pattern. This cardigan features the double gauze from this lineup. The ribbon for gathering around the waist allows it to create a different look, depending on how tight or loose you pull the ribbon. You can also enjoy the soft and relaxed feel of the double gauze fabric.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: echino ray JG96800-800D Double Gauze


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm widex2m
□ Grosgrain Ribbon: 1.6cm widex1.6m

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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?
Taking advantage of the asymmetrical bold design layout, I tried to create an interesting look in the front, which appears simpler than the style in the back.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
As gauze fabric is not easy to sew smoothly, it is actually suitable for a design like this cardigan that does not have defined shoulders. The cotton 100% material does not accentuate the linear form of your body, but it will present a soft and cute impression.

KF:What are some tips for making this cardigan?
Double gauze is not a simple fabric to sew. So I recommend ironing prior to machine sewing and use plenty of pins to keep the fabric from misaligning.

KF: How should we wear this cardigan in everyday situations?
This cardigan’s very wide waistline is tightened with the ribbon. Depending on how you pull the ribbon – only in the back center, very tightly or loosely – it can create a different look. It will be fun trying to find your favorite style.

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 Tote in Animal Print Fabric

Size: 33cm (l) 40cm (w – top side) 29cm (w – bottom side) 11cm (d)

This tote has a realistic yet cute design of lined-up animal heads, and it comes in soft textured interlock knit fabric. A thick #11 canvas is used for the bottom and handles. Additionally, the lining fabric in #8 canvas helps retain the smooth look of the interlock knit while making the bag solid and practical.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei(Tournesol*)


Fabric shown for this sample:(Panel) knit P48400-400A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Panel): 90cm×30cm
(Bottom, Opening, Handle (#11 Canvas)): 70cm×110cm
(Lining fabric (#8 Canvas)): 50cm×80cm
□ Fusible interfacing (Light weight): 90cm x 30cm
□ Rivet: Four pairs (0.9cm diameter)

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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?
The soft and smooth texture of the interlock knit fabric and a simple pencil touch drawing design works so well together. It was soothing to make a piece using this fabric. I chose a tote back as I best wanted to feature the kind and gentle look of the animal designs.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To keep the stretchable interlock knit fabric steady, I used a light weight fusible interfacing on the back. Adding the opening fabric, bottom and handles also helps keep the fabric stable.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When adhering the fusible interfacing, pay attention to the fabric’s elasticity as you iron for a clean finish. Using a thick canvas (#8 for this project) for the lining helps keep the solid shape.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
If you prefer, you may add a pocket or rivets on the handle to dress it up.
Whether for everyday use, family outings, camping or BBQ in an outdoor setting, using this bag can definitely cheer you up.

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

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Denim Big Tote

Size: about 40cm (l) x about 44cm (w) about 8cm (d) ※Excludes handles.

This big tote bag in thick #10 cotton drill fabric from INDIGO+ series is perfect for everyday use. You will find it convenient as a gym bag as well as for shopping.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
INDIGO+ P48100-100A


Materials:
□ Outer fabric 110cm wide×90cm
□ Lining fabric 110cm wide×50cm
□ Fusible Interfacing(Medium weight) 110cm wide×80cm

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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