Monthly Archives: May 2018

Backpack

Size: 40cm (l) 35cm (maximum width) 12cm (d)

Accented with a mustard color pocket, it is a stylish backpack in a monotone fabric from the Fabric Caravan by Yurtao series. Sturdy with a certain thickness, the cotton linen canvas ibara is featured for the outer side and for the lining and pocket, zakuro sheeting fabric is incorporated.

Design & Work:Yuki Inomata


Fabric shown for this sample:  (Outer fabric, Opening fabric, Bottom, Shoulder strap, Tab): JG50750-1A
(Pocket, End fabric, Lining fabric): JG50740-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Opening fabric, Bottom, Shoulder strap, Tab): 110cm wide × 1.1m
(Pocket, Edge fabric, Lining fabric): 110cm wide × 1m
□ Zipper: One piece (40cm)
□ Wire Bag Frame: One pair (24cm (w) 5cm (h))
□ D ring: Four pieces (4cm inner diameter)

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We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is sturdy with a certain thickness and very stylish with a chic monotone color arrangement. I thought it would go well with any type of wardrobe. Leveraging the fabric’s design, I came up with a long and slim backpack. The finished piece is elegant and exactly what I had in mind. As soon as you finish making, you immediately want to use it. This fabric will definitely looks great as a clothing piece.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The backpack is very convenient for an outing as your arms are free. A PET bottle perfectly fits in the large outer pockets. While designing, what I had in mind was the look of the bag when it is stuffed with items inside.
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KF:What are some tips for making this backpack?
The shoulder strap is set longer so that you can adjust it to your liking.

KF: How should we use this backpack in everyday situations?
The design is such that it can be adjusted based on the height, and the children will be happy to carry this. I hope many people enjoy making and using this backpack.

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

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Mini Balloon Bag

Size: about 32cm (l) x about 25cm (w)

The featured project is a lovely balloon bag with a puffed outline. Being small, it is perfect for a quick outing. It comes in an adorable design from the animal world series, with cats playing in a flower field. The basket motif fabric used for the handle and pocket is from a standard series that is a longtime seller.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:
  (Outer fabric A)YK51020-2C
(Outer fabric B)H-3020-1A


Fabric shown for this sample:
□ Outer fabric A: 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Outer fabric B: 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Lining fabric: 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy): 110cm wide x 50cm

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Four Piece Gauze Item Set for Early Summer from 50cm Panel Fabric

Size: Mask – 10cm (l) 13.5cm (w), Ice pack cover – 13.6cm (l) 23cm (w),
PET bottle cover 22.8cm (l) 12.3cm (w), Handkerchief about 24.5cm square

The project features a set of helpful items that are always handy. These include the following four pieces – a PET bottle cover that is perfect for a frozen bottle; a convenient handkerchief; an easy-to-make face mask that only requires folding and two stitch lines; and a cover for an ice pack that is hard to come by, yet definitely useful to have. All items come in a double gauze fabric from the Blue-Blue series with a simple ribbon design. Why not make a set for everyday of the week in different motifs and colors? Or, make different sets for your family, blue for your son and pink for your daughter.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei(Tournesol*)


Fabric shown for this sample:YK51150-1C


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 50cm
□ Round elastic cord for the mask: 0.3cm diameter x 50cm
□ Elastic tape: 0.5cm wide x 25cm

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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 calm tone of gray with a combination of scattered ribbons is perfect for making items that appeal to both young and old.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
These select items are easy to make, great for everyday use, and fully utilize the 50cm fabric.
The ice pack cover becomes handy for going out with your baby or when kids sprain their fingers. Use the remnants to make a variety of sizes as they are convenient.

KF: What are some tips for making these items?
When making small items with a double gauze, use clips rather than pins, as the fabric tends to stay together better. When folding the fabric, use an iron for a clean finish.

KF: How should we use these items in everyday situations?
The double gauze cover helps absorb moisture and prevents items from getting wet as the frozen PET bottle starts to defrost. Put the gauze cover on and place it in a plastic bag, then keep it in the ice pack cover. This way the bottle is kept cold and prevents things from getting wet.

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

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Shirt Style Dress

Size:M

The featured project is a short sleeve dress with a small stand collar. You can coordinate it with a pair of jeans and enjoy it as everyday wear. Also you can casually wear it over another shirt by having the front open. The v-striped design helps you look slim and skinny. The fabric used is a cotton lawn fabric from the trefle cuchito.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
YK51040-2B


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 110cm wide x 240cm
□ Fusible interfacing: (thin) 50cm (w) x 60cm (l)
□ Button: 11.5mm wide x 10 buttons

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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【EVENT】INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET/PORTLAND 2018

May 18 19 and 20
International Quilt Market/ PORTLAND

OREGON CONVENTION CENTER
777 NE Martin Luther King Dr.
Portland ,Oregon 97232

Show Hours:
May. 18 & 19 : 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
May. 20 : 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please visit us at booth No. 945, 1045,(Kokka Co.,ltd. distributed by Seven Islands, Inc.)

*Trade show only. Not open to the general public.
You will find more detail at https://www.quilts.com/index.html