Monthly Archives: October 2017

Three Piece Set from 60cm Panel Fabric

Size:
〈Tote Bag〉 About 27cm (l) About 27cm (w) (Handles excluded)
〈Pouch〉About 13cm (l) About 21cm (w) 
〈Clutch Bag〉About 27cm (l) About 23cm (w) (Handles excluded)

A 60cm panel fabric with stripes, dots and solid design will turn into a three-piece set – tote bag, clutch bag and pouch. It is nice that the fabric is fully utilized. Even the fabric edge will be used as handles for the clutch and tote bags

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
LUCKY TYPO P47300-301B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide×60cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide×60cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (Heavy weight): 110cm wide×60cm
□ Zipper: Two pieces (30cm or longer)

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

Size: Back length 110cm

The shop windows in town are already adorned with new outfits for autumn. Looking ahead to the upcoming season, the featured project is a long tunic that can be enjoyed from late summer through fall. The design of the fabric, dark woods from the 3min. 2017 AW collection, is derived from the evening forest, featuring many pieces of cutout papers. This basket weave cotton linen is thick yet delicate, making it suitable for clothing and matching bags.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: 3min. JGA20120-1D Basket Weave Cotton Linen


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide× 2.5m
□ Fusible Interfacing: 70cm x 70cm

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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?
Including the texture of the basket weave, this fabric is perfect for making clothing. I wanted to fully utilize the large print with a posh color combination, so I chose to make a simple long-length tunic.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With a bold slit, it creates a contrast with the bottoms worn inside. It is simple yet it is intended to accentuate the large print.

KF:What are some tips for making this dress?
From the dress making standpoint, the process is not that difficult. This particular weave tends to fray, so you should work on it fast after you cut the fabrics.

KF:How should we use this dress in everyday situations?
In the photo, it is styled with a wide-leg pair of pants. Or you can wear a long skirt. A large armhole allows you to comfortably wear an inner shirt. While a sleeveless style will look nice for a late summer, you can enjoy it by wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath in the upcoming season.

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

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Tote Bag with Angled Handles

Size: About 30cm (l) About 50cm (w) About 14cm (d) (Handles excluded) 

The Kitchen cloth, a series of fabrics accented with stripes and border designs, is turned into a tote bag. This bag is perfect for everyday shopping as well as for lesson and gym bag.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
kitchen cloth P48000-801D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric 110cm wide×60cm
□ Lining Fabric 110cm wide×70cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (Heavy weight) 110cm wide×70cm

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Café Style Kid’s Apron

Size: For kids with 110cm-140cm height

Illustrator and author of children’s books, Momoro’s zakka general merchandise brand, Bitte Mitte’s fabric is featured for this apron. The 60cm of fabric (x fabric width) is enough for the entire apron including the shoulder straps. It is an easy-to-sew project, only requiring straight stitching.

Design & Work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)(sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample:(Apron panel, Shoulder strap) Bitte Mitte JGSA1040-2A

Materials:
□ Fabric (Apron panel, Shoulder strap):110cm wide×60cm
    (Pocket):20cm×20cm

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We interviewed Masumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The fabric’s design looks natural and pretty, so I came up with an apron, like the one that servers at a stylish café wears.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The focus is on straight cutting and stitching. This way it is easy to make without a pattern.

KF:What are some tips for making this apron?
As it only requires straight stitching, please pay extra attention to keep it straight as you cut and iron the fabric. With that in mind, you can make it with a clean finish.

KF:How should we use this apron in everyday situations?
The simple shape is also suitable for boys in different fabric designs. This time, the 60cm-long fabric is fully utilized to its maximum width. By adjusting the length to your kid’s height, you can make it in different sizes.

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

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