Accessory Case

Size: About 9cm (W), About 15cm (L) (when open) About 5cm (when closed)

A palm size small accessory case is today’s project. Mioko Sugino, a popular hand craft artist, aka the famous blogger komihinata, is introducing a cute case using the colors of Irome, a fabric inspired by the Japanese four seasons.

Design & work:Mioko Sugino (komihinata)


Fabric shown for this sample:
 Irome HFG-101(a)


Materials:
□ Fabric: (Outer fabric – top, Loop) 10cm×15cm
(Outer fabric – bottom) 10cm×10cm
(Lining fabric) 10cm×20cm
(Pocket) 10cm×10cm
(Cord) 5cm×20cm
(Embellishment for cord) 5cm×5cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 10cm×20cm
□ Snap: One set (0.7cm diameter)

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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?
Mioko Sugino (MS): With small prints, it is a perfect fabric for making something small! It was so much fun to come up with fabric combinations as any Irome would work with each other. Even a small part uses the Irome.
   
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
MS: I used a layered flap, instead of a zipper, to keep items inside from falling out. While the catch for the closing is made with fabric, it is secure. Quilt batting can protect the accessories and make a solid case even with a thinner fabric.

KF: What are some tips for making this case?
MS: For a delicate look, the cord attached on the exterior is very thin. If you find it difficult to sew, you may widen it or use a ribbon instead.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
MS: With the same fabric, you can make a stylish cosmetic case or scrunchy. Matching items may draw attention from your friends♪

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

How to make an accessory case

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Cut the fabrics. This project uses all six spring colors from Irome.

2.
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With outer sides facing each other, sew together the top and bottom of the outer fabric. Press the seam open.

3.
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Adhere the fusible quilt batting to the reverse side of the outer fabric.

4.
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With outer sides facing outside, fold the lining fabric, pocket and cord in half and press with iron. Run a stitch at the top opening. Fold the loop in four.

5.
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Using the fold line from step 4, align the bottom of the lining fabric with bottom of the pocket fabric.

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Where it is layered, run zigzag stitches.

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On the back of the lining fabric (shown left in photo), draw a stitch line at 0.5cm width. Draw a 5cm radius curve on both sides. Baste the cord and loop to the outer fabric (shown right in photo)

8.
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With outer sides facing each other, put together the outer fabric and lining fabric and sew together leaving an opening at the top for turning.

9.
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Cut off the excess curve, and turn it over. Close up the opening.

10.
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Fold the edge of the cord embellishment for 0.5cm. Sew with rough stitches at 0.2 – 0.3cm from the edge. Once you sew all the way around, leave the thread without cutting it. Tie a secure knot at the end of the cord.

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Wrap around the knot with cord embellishment. Pull the string and sew it so the thread will cross over.

12.
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Attach the snap onto the case and cord to finish.

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