Matryoshka Nested Box

Size: Large 11cm (bottom diameter) 11cm (h)
Medium 9cm (bottom diameter) 9cm (h)
Small 7cm (bottom diameter) 7cm (h)

These boxes feature a new lovely Matryoshka design from the PUSH PIN* × KOKKA, a fabric created as a collaboration with the original general merchandise manufacturer, PUSH PIN*. Taking the idea from large to small nested Matryoshka dolls, these nesting boxes are perfect for organizing small things.

Design & Work:Kanae Nakayama


Fabric shown for this sample:  (Outer Fabric) HG2308-1 (A)


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 90cm×40cm
(Large Lining fabric): 60cm x 20cm
(Medium Lining fabric): 50cm x 20cm
(Small Lining fabric}): 40cm x 10cm
(Large Piping fabric): 50cm x 10cm
(Medium Piping fabric): 40cm x 10cm
(Small Piping fabric): 30cm x 10cm
(Large Piping fabric): 50cm x 10cm
□ Fusible Quilt Batting: 60cm x 30cm

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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?
It has such beautiful bright colors that I wanted to make something exciting that would cheer you up.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?


Matryoshka is a doll that is nested inside another doll, and I took this “nesting” idea to create these boxes with a Matryoshka design fabric.

KF: What are some tips for making these boxes?
You can use a sewing machine to apply piping, but I chose to do it by hand, as it prevents mistakes and you can finish it cleanly. It is fun to hand stitch while listening to a music or enjoying a chat.

KF: How should we use these boxes in everyday situations?
When not in use, you can keep them compact.
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It also looks cute simply displaying it like this.

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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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Mini Boston Bag

Size: 21cm (w) 14.5cm (l) 5.5cm (d)   

This mini Boston bag is handy for a quick outing. It comes in the Animal+ fabric with a lined-up animal and fruit patterns. The smaller motifs fit perfectly for making pouches and mini bags. With a border-like design, the finished items will look beautiful with matching outer and handle backing fabrics.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
P44000-401(C)


Materials:
□ Fabric: (Outer fabric) Cotton Linen Canvas 110cm wide x 30cm
   (Lining fabric) Cotton Linen Canvas 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 100cm x 35cm
□ 30cm Zipper: One piece

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Click here for Sewing Instructions Pattern is on page 2(PDF format / A4 size)
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Puppy Pouch

Size: 19.9cm (l) 22cm (w)

The project is a flat pouch in print fabric with lovely puppies that make you want to hug them.
Featuring an outer front zipper, the accent is a stripe fabric, slightly peeking from the edge of the zipper. The bag will be very useful in organizing such small items that often get lost in the bag, like a face mask, mini disposable heating pad and hand cream!

Design & Work: Kanae Nakayama


Fabric shown for this sample: (Pink) H11400-403 (A)
(Green) H11400-403 (B)


Materials (for one pouch):
□ Fabric (Front outer fabric): 30cm×20cm
(Back outer fabric): 30cm×30cm
(Lining fabric): 50cm×30cm
(Zipper side fabric): 10cm x 5cm
□ Zipper: One piece (20cm long)

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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?
I decided to make a flat pouch because I wanted to create something that you can really appreciate: a lovely large design of a puppy. Every single one of the four puppies is so cute that it makes you want to create four individual pouches featuring each of them.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I paid special attention to the color combination, even treating a zipper as one of the colors. Overall color balance was considered so that the combination would not look odd when the zipper is opened.

KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
The process for side stitches is slightly different. You may find it confusing just by reading the instructions, however by learning this method, you can shorten the sewing time and it is very convenient.

KF: How should we use this pouch in everyday situations?
It is a flat pouch, yet it holds a lot, allowing you to organize random items in a bag.

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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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Tied Shoulder Bag

Size: 28cm (l) x 35cm (w)

Made with an ethnic style fabric, this shoulder bag features a tied handle design. The sewing process is rather simple, mainly constructed with one major piece of fabric. It is an easy-to-make versatile bag perfect for different occasions.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample: P43600-601(C)


Materials:
□ Fabric (Main bag): 80cm×90cm
   (Handle backing fabric先布): 20cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 20cmx20cm

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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?
The pattern is not overwhelmingly ethnic and seemed sewing-friendly. I chose a refreshing color and utilized the entire design to create a large shoulder bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is a shoulder bag with tied handles. As an accent, I used a different color at the end of the handle. I intentionally chose the opposite color, salmon pink, to come up with a bright and lively look. By tying them into a bow or some other knots, you can create a different look.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It is mainly constructed with one major piece of fabric, and there is no need to sew together the outer and lining fabrics, allowing you not to get too concerned about the measurements on the pattern. You can create your own look by easily adjusting the length or width of the bag.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It is mainly constructed with one major piece of fabric, and there is no need to sew together the outer and lining fabrics, allowing you not to get too concerned about the measurements on the pattern. You can create your own look by easily adjusting the length or width of the bag.

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

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Sailor Collar Kid’s Blouse

サイズ:100cm 

The featured project is a lovely kid’s blouse with a sailor uniform style collar. It comes in a charming kitten-filled double gauze fabric from the Trefle Kids series.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 P43100-100 (C)


Fabric shown for this sample:
□ Outer Fabric: 108cm wide x 120cm
□ Fusible interfacing (thin): 90cm wide x 30cm

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