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Salad themed new design collection

With the concept “Getting the clothes you want – fast and easy”, the 3min., which debuted last year, is a series created by the designer Masahiro Tobita from the apparel brand, “Spoken words project.” The second in a series, the 2017ss collection’s theme is “Salad.” It comes in a full line of spring-like tones. The 3min. fabric is also introduced in Kokka’s fabric catalog site. Please check it out!

Leaf  JGA20040-1 Air tumbler treated cotton linen sheeting
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How about serving a bowl of vegetable salad full of freshly picked leaves at sunrise.
As you stare into the bowl, you will get so caught in the beauty of nature, and it will make you forget that you are about to eat it. Drawn carefully in watercolor paints, every leaf is placed joyously on a piece of fabric. This textile goes so well against the natural light of spring and summer. Why not go out to town filled with soft breeze in an outfit made with this textile?

The soft finish cotton linen sheeting is versatile so it has many uses from clothing to bags.

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Round Bottom Bag

Size: About 25cm (l) About 42.5cm (w) About 27cm (bottom) (Handle excluded)

This large round-bottom tote bag with a sturdy flat handle comes in the LOGBOOK, a design that was inspired from a ship’s journal. A thick #8 canvas features four colors, blue (as shown), khaki, gray and ecru beige. With slightly faded colors here and there, it looks somewhat vintage, making this fabric versatile for use by both men and women. Matching travel goods and cases will make a nice addition to this tote bag.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
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Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 110cm wide × 60cm
□ Lining fabric: 90cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible interfacing (Thick): 110cm wide × 75cm
□ Flat tape (4.5cm wide): 92cm

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

Size: Bag 20cm (l) 30cm (w) Ribbon 18cm (w) about 112cm (l)

The first day of spring has come, yet the weather is still chilly. The featured project, a bag with a bright-colored ribbon, is a perfect way to let you first sense the spring! The ribbon and lining fabric use Odokete Aruku from Koto Thouin, a soft and fluffy light cotton/linen dobby. Koto Thouin’s designer, Kurara Omichi is a grand prize winner of the 4th Kokka Textile Print contest. Reflecting Omichi’s bold and unique sense of design, it is definitely a new brand to watch!

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample:  (Bag lining fabric, Ribbon) Koto Thouin JG29020-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric (Bag outer fabric, Opening fabric, Handle, Loop): 80cm×40cm
(Bag lining fabric): 110cm wide×90cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 40cmx10cm

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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?
It is soft and fluffy with sheen. I wanted to use it for something decorative.

It is soft and fluffy with sheen. I wanted to use it for something decorative.
While the weather is still cold, it is starting to feel like spring. By choosing the most vibrant colors of this series, I thought the bag would brighten up your mood. The dark blue on the bag creates a clear contrast, accentuating all the colors.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Both belt and loop serve as an accent of the bag. If you like, you can just attach a soft-looking ribbon without the loop.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
On the sample photo, the ribbon is tied on the side. Placing it in the center can create a girly look. Carry it with your white-accented outer wear to enjoy a spring-like coordination.

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

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Clutch Bag with a Toggle Closure

Size (when opened): 62cm (l) 42cm (w)

The featured project is a super popular item of late, a clutch bag. It is very fashionable with a toggle button and cord closure. Just like the last project, this one is made with echino’s new design, a stylish ray with silver metallic accent.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric) echino JG96700-703D


Materials::
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 90cm×70cm
    (Lining fabric (Fleece)): 90cm×70cm
□ Stitch Leather Cord: 1.5m (0.5cm diameter)
□ Toggle: One piece (6cm 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?
Since it is a chic fabric with a silver accent, I came up with a simple yet large clutch bag, taking advantage of a large pattern.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To go well with the texture of cotton linen blend and cool design, the bag is paired with a cord and button closure. I like the fleece lining peeking a little, adding warmth to the look.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It is easy-to-make with only straight stitching. When attaching the cord, sew it slowly. Also, for a clean finish, pay a special attention to making square corners.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Depending on how much you put in the bag, you can adjust the size by altering the length of the cord. It looks cute double-folded, or it can be accompanied to your trip as a travel clothing organizer.

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

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