Monthly Archives: April 2018

Dress with Frills

Size: 100   

Perfect for the upcoming season, this kid’s dress is lovely with frills at the armhole as an accent. The featured fabric is a double gauze from the line art series. It is filled with tasty sweet designs like cupcakes, macarons and roll cakes. Small motifs that cover the entire fabric makes it easy when cutting the fabric without worrying about the alignment. It is a perfect fabric for sewing beginners.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YJ71020-2B


Materials:
□ Fabric: Double Gauze 108cm wide x 170cm
□ Button: One piece (11.5mm wide)

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Pouch with a Buckle

Size: 29cm (l) 20cm (w – opening) 16cm (w – bottom) 4cm (d)

The plastic buckles are reasonable and come in many pretty colors. This unique pouch uses this type of buckle for its handle. From the botanical series, a single-color flower print fabric with a chic and stylish look is turned somewhat casual with a combination of red buckle and a tag and English letters. The red stamp on a tag adds a sharp accent.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric)YK51130-1D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 22cm×64cm
(Lining fabric): 22cm×64cm
□ PP (Polypropylene) Band: 30cm (2cm wide)
□ Buckle: One pair (for 2cm wide strap)
□ Tag: One piece (6cm x 6cm)

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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 flower design is elegant and stylish without being too busy. A red buckle and a tag with English letters are matched to create a casual look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
As you fold the top to close, it becomes a handle, so I came up with a size that is also suitable as a small bag to carry. I like this wraparound idea as you can adjust the size to be smaller by closing the buckle on the side or folding the top many times.

KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
When you attach the band, you may find some areas hard to sew as the buckle gets in the way. If you use a zipper foot or reverse stitches, the process should get easier.


It is perfect for your lunch, like Onigiri rice balls, or use it to keep a camera or a phone/device charger.

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

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Bucket Shaped Bag

Size: About 28cm (l) x 36cm (w) x 18cm (d)  

This is a casual tote bag, perfect for everyday use. With the zipper top, contents can be securely concealed. The featured fabric, hand-drawn style stripes covered with sparkling stars, is from the Simply Gold series. The transition piece for the opening and the lining bag uses the same fabric.
With a sharp accent piece, this bag has a very stylish design.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
YK51080-1D


Materials:
□ A Fabric: 110cm wide x 40cm
□ B Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 100cm wide x 50cm
□ Zipper: 30cm x one piece
□ 4.5cm wide Flat tape x 60cm

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