Place Mat and Bag for a Drink Cup

Size: Place Mat 29cm (l) 38cm (w)
    Bag for a Drink Cup 15cm (l) 13cm (w) 5cm (d)

Continued from the previous week, series #2 of the new school year item features the fabric, Ganbare! Lulu Lolo (Hooray for Lulu Lolo). Ganbare Lulu Lolo are twin girl bears appearing in the Jackie’s Sister story, the 7th episode from a very popular picture story book, The School of Bears. From this cute fabric of two lovely bears, why not make a set of place mat and a bag for a drink cup?

Design & Work:Masumi Saito(sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample: Ganbare! Lulu Lolo G5021-1 (A)


Materials:
□ Fabric: 90cm×40cm
□ Pom-pom embellishment: 70cm (1cm width)
□ Cord: 1.6m (0.5cm diameter)

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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?
It features my daughter’s favorite characters, Lulu Lolo, and I created something with a soft look in a pastel tone.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To take advantage of such cute designs, only this fabric is used without adding transition fabrics. Also, the four edges of the placemat are finished by folding the fabric, rather than using a bias binding tape. Once you get used to this process, it is not that difficult. Please don’t be afraid and try it.

KF: What are some tips for making these items?
To make the place mats’ corners cleanly, the process of ironing is quite important.
One extra step will make your sewing process so much easier.

KF: How should we use these items in everyday situations?
For frills and embellishments, matching a color with one of the colors of the fabric’s design will make it look natural and cute. If you cannot decide the color for the lace, how about trying this idea.

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

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School Bag and Indoor Shoe Bag

Bag 28.5cm (l) 37cm (w) 4cm (d)
Shoe Bag 25.5cm (l) 18cm (w) 6cm (d)

Today’s project is a school bag and indoor shoe bag, must-have items for a new school year. A quilted dot fabric is combined with a fabric filled with girls’ favorite lovely motifs, strawberry and cats. We highly recommend making both bags as a pair!

Design & Work: Masumi Saito(sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample:  (Outer Fabric a, Handle, Tab) P43400-401 (C)


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric a・Handle・Tab): 110cm×50cm
   (Outer Fabric b): 70cm×40cm
(Lining Fabric): 70cm×70cm
□ D Ring: One piece (2.5cm inner diameter)

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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?
Since it has such cute illustrations of girls’ favorite motifs, strawberries and cats, I created something that emphasizes these lovely elements.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
For the handle, I used the same fabric instead of a nylon tape to create more softness. The bottom is reinforced with quilted fabric in case a small child drags the bag.

KF: What are some tips for making these bags?
The motifs are facing in all directions, so this fabric is easy to use for sewing beginners without worrying about aligning the designs.

KF: How should we use these bags in everyday situations?
To make everyday commuting with this bag more fun, why not adding a lace embellishment along the transition or attaching a patch of the child’s favorite character.

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

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I ♥ travel

Perfect fabric to make bags and pouches as your travel companion!

Lately, we hear that an increasing number of women are trying to enjoy their personal time, especially by taking a trip. For travel aficionados, the joy of a journey starts upon arrival at the airport. There you can enjoy the lively atmosphere filled with busy people with suitcases, people who are about to go on a journey or just returning from a journey. With travel as a theme, this fabric was born hoping that travelers will create goods to take along to their adventures.

Sticker P44200-200 #10 Canvas
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There is that famous suitcase that many people put various travel stickers on its rough surface. As old ones peel, new ones are added, and more memories of the trip are accumulated. Thinking that such design fabric might be nice, this print was created printed with some dimensional look. Wouldn’t it be interesting if someone takes out a sticker design cloth bag from a suitcase with a same exact design?

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Throw Pillow Cover 

Size: 45cm x 45cm

Throw pillows are wonderful tools for a quick room makeover. A cool Japanese modern design will perfectly fit both western and Japanese style rooms. The addition of an artificial leather accent makes it even more stylish.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample: P44500-500 (D)


Materials:
□ Fabric (Front side a, Back side): 90cm×50cm
(Front side b (#11 Canvas)): 20cm×50cm
(Frill (Thin artificial leather): 70cm×10cm
□ Zipper: One piece (40cm long)

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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?
I thought a large print with distinct colors would be perfect for interior makeover items. It can go well with both western and Japanese style rooms.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The size is a common 45cm pillow and the zipper is hidden so that it would not directly rub against your skin.

KF: What are some tips for making this pillow?
To apply the zipper cleanly, baste it first.

KF: How should we use this pillow in everyday situations?
Why not refresh the pillow cases for the New Year as throw pillows provide wonderful ways for a quick room makeover.

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

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