Sacoche (Small Shoulder Bag)

Size: 28cm (l) 30cm (w) 10cm (d)

Sacoche is a crossbody bag, originally carried by bicycle road racers. It is slightly bigger than a pochette bag. The featured fabric is from the Sukikirai Wo Nakuso (meaning “let’s not be picky with your food”). Carrots and green peppers, vegetables not normally liked by kids, are joyfully arranged. This bag with a not-too-childish design is also appropriate for a grown up.

Design & Work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample:
 H12000-201C


Materials:
□ Fabric (Bag panel, Shoulder strap): 110cm wide×90cm
(Pocket): 30cm×30cm
□ Tape: 1.6cm widex40cm
□ Velcro: 2cm widex3cm

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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 design is cute but feels mature at the same time. So, I came up with an item that is suitable for both kids and adults.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I consciously came up with “something easy” to make, perfect as an impromptu project. The inner pocket is big enough for your smart phone (iPhone).

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
As it only requires straight stitching, make sure that you cut and iron the fabric in a straight manner. This way, you can accomplish an easy sewing and clean finish.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Adjust the length of the shoulder strap depending on the user, and you can make it in a variety of sizes. The inner pocket can be smaller or larger based on your preference. Why not make parent and kid matching bags?

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

Instructions

1.
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Prepare the materials.

2. Make the inner pocket.
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Double fold the pocket opening at 1cm interval and sew. With the front sides facing outside, fold both ends, wrap it with the bias binding tape and apply stitches.

3.Make the shoulder strap.
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Fold both long end for 1cm and press with an iron. With the front sides facing outside, sew together the pieces.

4.Make the bag.
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Double fold the bag opening at 2cm interval and press with an iron. Place the pocket inbetween on one side of the bag opening and sew together. (Apply stitches on the other side of the opening.)

5. Attach the shoulder strap to the bag.
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Press the pieced shoulder strap with an iron to the top side. Press with an iron and apply stitches at the edge to secure.
Double fold right and left sides and bottom of the bag at 1cm interval and apply stitches.


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Finished.

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