Tote Bag with Angled Handles

Size: About 30cm (l) About 50cm (w) About 14cm (d) (Handles excluded) 

The Kitchen cloth, a series of fabrics accented with stripes and border designs, is turned into a tote bag. This bag is perfect for everyday shopping as well as for lesson and gym bag.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
kitchen cloth P48000-801D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric 110cm wide×60cm
□ Lining Fabric 110cm wide×70cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (Heavy weight) 110cm wide×70cm

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Café Style Kid’s Apron

Size: For kids with 110cm-140cm height

Illustrator and author of children’s books, Momoro’s zakka general merchandise brand, Bitte Mitte’s fabric is featured for this apron. The 60cm of fabric (x fabric width) is enough for the entire apron including the shoulder straps. It is an easy-to-sew project, only requiring straight stitching.

Design & Work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)(sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample:(Apron panel, Shoulder strap) Bitte Mitte JGSA1040-2A

Materials:
□ Fabric (Apron panel, Shoulder strap):110cm wide×60cm
    (Pocket):20cm×20cm

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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 fabric’s design looks natural and pretty, so I came up with an apron, like the one that servers at a stylish café wears.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The focus is on straight cutting and stitching. This way it is easy to make without a pattern.

KF:What are some tips for making this apron?
As it only requires straight stitching, please pay extra attention to keep it straight as you cut and iron the fabric. With that in mind, you can make it with a clean finish.

KF:How should we use this apron in everyday situations?
The simple shape is also suitable for boys in different fabric designs. This time, the 60cm-long fabric is fully utilized to its maximum width. By adjusting the length to your kid’s height, you can make it in different sizes.

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

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Pot Holder

Size: 10cm (l) 10cm (opening diameter)

The featured project is a practical yet lovely cone shaped pot holder. By combining different patterns and colors, you can create many variations, making it perfect for a kitchen. Everyday cooking will be fun by choosing a variety of pot holders depending on your mood and the dishes you are making.

Design & Work:Ayumi Toda


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric) tayutou JG50900-901B
(Lining fabric) tayutou JG50810-10I


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 30cm×15cm
    (Lining fabric):30cm×15cm
□ Quilt batting: 30cm×15cm
□ Tape: 6cm (width 0.6~0.7cm)

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We interviewed Ayumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF)What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
While it is a kitchen item, this cone shaped pot holder is so lovely and looks comforting.
For the fabric, I used pasta, a design that reminds you of stacked pasta plates.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
This pot holder made with a solid texture half linen canvas can be used for everyday cooking.
Since it is not a fire-retardant fabric, please be careful when using it near the fire or with a high temperature oven.

KF:What are some tips for making this pot holder?
When turning the fabrics over, you may find it a little difficult with the batting in-between. Do it slowly and it should not be a problem.

KF:How should we use this pot holder in everyday situations?
Why not make several pieces in various patterns, as it will look cute stacked. You will find it convenient to have a pair for holding pots and tabletop earthen pots. Besides using it as a pot holder, it can be used as a cover like a hat on top of a small individual tea pot and served on the table.

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

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Tied Handle Bag

Size: 22.5cm (l) 25cm (w) 22cm (d)

This bag, featuring the second fabric series from tayutou, is characterized by its tied handle, and is designed by Ayumi Toda, tayutou’s textile designer.

Design & Work:Ayumi Toda


Fabric shown for this sample:
 (Outer fabric) tayutou JG50900-900C
(Lining fabric) tayutou JG50810-10H


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 110cm wide×80cm
(Lining fabric, Pocket): 110cm widex80cm

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We interviewed Ayumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This half linen canvas fabric named turtle is rather solid and does not require the interlining. The design best represents this feature, resulting in a soft and fluffy look. Since the tortoiseshell is the motif, the bag characterizes turtle’s relaxed and gentle feel.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The design smoothly transitions from the bag to the handle. The wider handle, when tied, shows the solid color on the back, creating both a color and design accent. While the instructions include attaching the magnet hook inside, if you are planning to use this as a bag in a bag, you can make it without the hook. This way, it allows you to use it as a reversible piece. When making a reversible bag, try to pay special attention to the solid color for the lining fabric.

KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
It only requires straight stitching, so it is rather easy to make.
Make sure to create a clean and sharp corner when you turn the handle inside out.

KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It can be used as a shoulder bag or a carrier bag, depending on how long you tie the handles. You can also use it like a furoshiki gift wrapper by tying the handles tightly at the base.

KF:Thank you very much, Ayumi! You can find step by step instructions in the PDF sheet. Enjoy crafting!

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Tuck Tote with Large Gusset

Size: 30cm (l) 38cm (w) 15cm (gusset at the top) 18cm (bottom)

This large tote bag with ample gusset is made with echino’s standard, a design that features a collection of echino’s highly popular designs and motifs. With high-impact bird design as a focus, polka dot design from the same color family is combined. This bag in summer-like navy color will come in handy for your vacation outing and shopping.

Design & Work: Yuki Inomata


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric) echino standard Bird Song JG90010-10D
(Lining fabric) echino standard Dot JG90010-14D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Handle): 110cm wide×90cm
(Lining fabric): 55cm×80cm

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We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The size of the motifs was larger than I thought. I decided to take advantage of this large size and cut the fabric so that I can use it in a grand manner.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Each element – front, back and sides – has its own look, and since I worked on this project feeling we are right in summer, I used navy to make a statement.

KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
The gusset of this bag is larger than it looks, making it perfect as a diaper bag, shopping bag and for summer outing. As large bags tend to get heavy with many items inside, I paid extra attention to the shoulder straps by utilizing the fabric’s width and making it longer.

KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
echino is known for its dynamic and colorful designs. While it is a bit challenging as a clothing piece to coordinate with other pieces, the bag will make a perfect match for a chic fashion statement. The colors will even make style coordination fun. Try to find your favorite design and enjoy making this bag.

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

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