Dress with Frills

Size: 100   

Perfect for the upcoming season, this kid’s dress is lovely with frills at the armhole as an accent. The featured fabric is a double gauze from the line art series. It is filled with tasty sweet designs like cupcakes, macarons and roll cakes. Small motifs that cover the entire fabric makes it easy when cutting the fabric without worrying about the alignment. It is a perfect fabric for sewing beginners.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YJ71020-2B


Materials:
□ Fabric: Double Gauze 108cm wide x 170cm
□ Button: One piece (11.5mm wide)

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Pouch with a Buckle

Size: 29cm (l) 20cm (w – opening) 16cm (w – bottom) 4cm (d)

The plastic buckles are reasonable and come in many pretty colors. This unique pouch uses this type of buckle for its handle. From the botanical series, a single-color flower print fabric with a chic and stylish look is turned somewhat casual with a combination of red buckle and a tag and English letters. The red stamp on a tag adds a sharp accent.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric)YK51130-1D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 22cm×64cm
(Lining fabric): 22cm×64cm
□ PP (Polypropylene) Band: 30cm (2cm wide)
□ Buckle: One pair (for 2cm wide strap)
□ Tag: One piece (6cm x 6cm)

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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?


The flower design is elegant and stylish without being too busy. A red buckle and a tag with English letters are matched to create a casual look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
As you fold the top to close, it becomes a handle, so I came up with a size that is also suitable as a small bag to carry. I like this wraparound idea as you can adjust the size to be smaller by closing the buckle on the side or folding the top many times.

KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
When you attach the band, you may find some areas hard to sew as the buckle gets in the way. If you use a zipper foot or reverse stitches, the process should get easier.


It is perfect for your lunch, like Onigiri rice balls, or use it to keep a camera or a phone/device charger.

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

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Bucket Shaped Bag

Size: About 28cm (l) x 36cm (w) x 18cm (d)  

This is a casual tote bag, perfect for everyday use. With the zipper top, contents can be securely concealed. The featured fabric, hand-drawn style stripes covered with sparkling stars, is from the Simply Gold series. The transition piece for the opening and the lining bag uses the same fabric.
With a sharp accent piece, this bag has a very stylish design.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
YK51080-1D


Materials:
□ A Fabric: 110cm wide x 40cm
□ B Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 100cm wide x 50cm
□ Zipper: 30cm x one piece
□ 4.5cm wide Flat tape x 60cm

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

Size:Length 74cm (excludes shoulder strap)

Whether you are young or old, sweets are always everybody’s favorite. Everyone’s favorite pieces are now turned into a lovely fabric called Oyatsu, named after a Japanese word that means snacks and treats. The fabric will surely add fun to your snack time. Using the Cookie can design from the Oyatsu series, a super cute and girly apron is created. It will definitely attract attention at a cooking class and will put you in a cheerful mood at a party!

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: OYATSU EKX5000-1B


Materials:
□Fabric: 110cm wide x 2m

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?


This cotton linen material with a basket weave has a rough yet distinctive texture. I thought it would look nice if used for something wearable.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The motif itself comes from the fabric’s title, Cookie can, so I wanted to emphasize that. It is a very sweet looking apron, yet has a cute and mature feel because of its chic color tone.

KF: What are some tips for making this apron?
Please be careful not to stretch the material as you sew the pieces together, specifically skirt and sides of the bodice piece, since the weave of the fabric has a tendency to stretch. Many of the hems are finished by wrapping around the end fabrics. For a much cleaner finish, I recommend an extra step of ironing the fabrics first.

KF: How should we use this apron in everyday situations?
This apron makes such a statement, and it actually goes well with any outfit (lol). When you want to look cute, going to a cooking class, or at a home party … this apron is great for all these occasions.

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

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One Handle Round Bag

Size: 20cm (l) 15cm (bottom diameter)

What a lovely round bottom bag with a single handle! It comes in a reversible fabric from the Toy Fabrics series and is filled with designs of a flock of animals on one side and the trails of animal footsteps on the other. It is a perfect small bag for a quick outing for errands. The beautiful color tone fits nicely when used for storage as a room decor.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:: EVX71000-3B


Materials:
□ Fabric 110cm wide x 50cm

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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?
First, the illustration of the animal design that encompasses both cuteness and stylishness is attractive.
The fabric is reversible with orange stripes on one side and solid orange background on the other, and it is easy to use and coordinate with other fabrics.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since the fabric is sturdy, the bag can hold vertically by itself without having the backing. You can use it as a bag, or it works nicely as an interior décor piece for storing small items.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
While some people may find a round shape challenging, it is sometimes easier to create the round shape than having a straight corner on a square. It may take a little effort, but basting the pieces first make the process easier.

KF:How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
I recommend adding hooks at the top or attach a drawstring closure at the opening. Since it’s a casual looking piece, why not coordinate it with a sporty style clothing.

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

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