Monthly Archives: March 2018

Girly Apron

Size:Length 74cm (excludes shoulder strap)

Whether you are young or old, sweets are always everybody’s favorite. Everyone’s favorite pieces are now turned into a lovely fabric called Oyatsu, named after a Japanese word that means snacks and treats. The fabric will surely add fun to your snack time. Using the Cookie can design from the Oyatsu series, a super cute and girly apron is created. It will definitely attract attention at a cooking class and will put you in a cheerful mood at a party!

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: OYATSU EKX5000-1B


Materials:
□Fabric: 110cm wide x 2m

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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 cotton linen material with a basket weave has a rough yet distinctive texture. I thought it would look nice if used for something wearable.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The motif itself comes from the fabric’s title, Cookie can, so I wanted to emphasize that. It is a very sweet looking apron, yet has a cute and mature feel because of its chic color tone.

KF: What are some tips for making this apron?
Please be careful not to stretch the material as you sew the pieces together, specifically skirt and sides of the bodice piece, since the weave of the fabric has a tendency to stretch. Many of the hems are finished by wrapping around the end fabrics. For a much cleaner finish, I recommend an extra step of ironing the fabrics first.

KF: How should we use this apron in everyday situations?
This apron makes such a statement, and it actually goes well with any outfit (lol). When you want to look cute, going to a cooking class, or at a home party … this apron is great for all these occasions.

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

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One Handle Round Bag

Size: 20cm (l) 15cm (bottom diameter)

What a lovely round bottom bag with a single handle! It comes in a reversible fabric from the Toy Fabrics series and is filled with designs of a flock of animals on one side and the trails of animal footsteps on the other. It is a perfect small bag for a quick outing for errands. The beautiful color tone fits nicely when used for storage as a room decor.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:: EVX71000-3B


Materials:
□ Fabric 110cm wide x 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?
First, the illustration of the animal design that encompasses both cuteness and stylishness is attractive.
The fabric is reversible with orange stripes on one side and solid orange background on the other, and it is easy to use and coordinate with other fabrics.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since the fabric is sturdy, the bag can hold vertically by itself without having the backing. You can use it as a bag, or it works nicely as an interior décor piece for storing small items.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
While some people may find a round shape challenging, it is sometimes easier to create the round shape than having a straight corner on a square. It may take a little effort, but basting the pieces first make the process easier.

KF:How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
I recommend adding hooks at the top or attach a drawstring closure at the opening. Since it’s a casual looking piece, why not coordinate it with a sporty style clothing.

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

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A4 Size File Cover

Size: 32cm (l) 25cm (w – when closed)

An A4-size clear file with pockets is quite convenient for storing cooking recipes and craft making instructions. The featured project is a file cover that allows you to customize the file in a cute and fun way. What is even more convenient is the outside pocket – perfect for keeping small pieces of memos and recipes. The size is just right for organizing the Koku Fabric’s craft project instruction sheets, and you can create different covers for different files using your favorite fabrics. The cat design fabric from the Animal World is introduced for the project.

Design & Work:Kanae Nakayama


Fabric shown for this sample:  (Cover outer fabric, sleeve) YK51010-2A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Cover outer fabric, sleeve): 80cm×40cm
(Pocket outer fabric): 60cm×20cm
(Lining fabric): 110cm×40cm
□ Tape: 64cm (1.3cm wide)

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We interviewed Kanae about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The slightly pouty face of a cat looks lovely. Wherever you cut it, you will find a cute design, so there is no need to worry when cutting the fabric.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Having a pocket is oftentimes convenient, so it is added on the outside. The ribbon on the spine looks cute when the file is placed vertically on the shelf.
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KF:What are some tips for making this case?
When sewing a layered fabric, it may get misaligned, so please baste them first.
The process is very simple, and you should be able to make it rather easily.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
You can store cooking recipes or instruction sheets of the CRAFT & SEWING projects. An A4-size clear file (32 – 40 pockets/2-2.5cm width) can be customized in a lovely way.
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he outside pocket is convenient – you can temporarily hold the papers that you have taken out from the inside, or keep new pieces you want to file later. If you add dividing stitch lines, you can create spaces for pens.
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KF:Thank you very much, Kanae! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Kid’s Dress with Yoke

Size:110cm 

This kid’s long-sleeve dress only requires 2m of fabric to make. A double gauze fabric with fox motifs from the Animal world series is featured. The gathered design in the front and back bodies create a fluffy look. The front opening with six buttons will help children learn how to open and close with buttons.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample::
 YK51000-2A


Materials:
□ Outer fabric 108cm wide x 190cm
□ Fusible interfacing (light weight) 90cm x 30cm
□ Button 6 pieces (1.5cm wide)

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Vanity Style Pen Case

Size: 18cm (l) 8cm (bottom diameter)

The featured project is a lovely vanity style pen case. The addition of a piping cord at the lid and at the bottom helps the case stand up. echino’s new design, buble is coordinated with echino’s solid fabric in the same color tone. You will also find this vertical case convenient for storing crochet hooks and as a PET bottle carrier.

Design & WorkYoko Kubodera


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric) echino JG96900-903A
(Lining fabric, Handle, Bias binding strip) JG95410-10I


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 40cm×25cm
(Lining fabric, Handle, Bias binding strip): 60cm×30cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 40cm x 25cm
□ Cotton herringbone tape: 70cm (2cm width)
□ Cord: 50cm (0.5cm diameter)
□ Rope: 9cm (0.5cm diameter)
□ Flat knit zipper: one piece (20cm)

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We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
KKokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A randomly placed polka dot design with a hand-painting touch looks lovely wherever you cut it. As an accent, I incorporated the solid fabric in matching color of the swallow and small triangle motifs.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Adding the fusible quilt batting helps keep the shape. The piping cord attached to the lid and bottom edge works as an accent as well as to support it vertically. With the loop, you can hang the case while you use it if you choose to do so.

KF: What are some tips for making this case?
For a clean finish, when you work on the zipper, lid and bottom, take an extra step by basting the fabrics before machine sewing.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
Besides using it as a pen case, you will find the vertical container handy as a crochet hooks holder or as a PET bottle or stainless skinny thermos carrier.

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

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