Square One Piece Dress

Size: Chest 156cm, Length 83cm:  

Using Classic, a reproduction of traditional French design, a square one piece dress is created.
A large sized antique print looks impressive on a straight-lined shape of a dress. It will look casually stylish worn over a pair of jeans.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 P44100-100(A)


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 200cm

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Travel Tote

Size: 21cm (l) 31cm (w – max) 10cm (d)

This travel tote is a kind of bag that you want to take on your trip. It features the Sticker from I♥TRAVEL, the design that looks like a suitcase covered with travel stickers.

Design & Work:Kanae Nakayama


Fabric shown for this sample:P44200-200 (D)


材料:
□ Fabric (Panel outer fabric B, Outer pocket outer fabric, Inner pocket lining fabric, Gusset outer fabric): 90cm×40cm
   (Panel lining fabric, Gusset lining fabric): 90cm×40cm
   (Panel outer fabric A): 40cm×30cm
   (Outer pocket lining fabric): 40cm×20cm
   (Inner pocket outer fabric): 20cm×20cm
   (Handle outer fabric): 20cm×40cm
   (Handle lining fabric): 20cm×40cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 90cm×50cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 10cm×5cm
□ Magnetic hook (hook type): One pair (1.8cm diameter)

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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 thought, “It looks like a world traveler’s suitcase!” A square tote is boring and this motif doesn’t fit quite well with a round bottom tote. So I mixed both elements to create a round with square edge hexagonal tote bag.

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KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The handles feature two colors, red and green that are taken from the colors used in the fabric’s design. The red color peeking in the back is the accent. Too add playfulness, the fabric edge is used for an inner pocket. It is lovely with a lined up multiple Statue of Liberty.

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KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When making the gusset, sew the bottom center first, then match the gusset edge and bag at the opening.
Decide on how you want to sew when turning the corners and cut a slit on the gusset. This way, you can align it in the first attempt without fail.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It looks perfect with a pair of jeans. With ample gusset and large outer pockets, it serves well for people with big luggage.

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

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Vegetable Tote

Size: 26cm (l) 45cm (w-opening) 31cm (bottom) 14cm (d)

The featured project, veggie bag, is an item that is popular lately among fashion conscious people. This bag allows you to carry vegetables vertically, as if they were taken fresh out of the ground. The bag can also be used as an interior décor piece. It is made in PIKKU SAARI’s kauppator (Market) fabric with a design that depicts Helsinki’s everyday life. In this fabric, it makes you think that the bag can also carry a soft breeze from the lively market.

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: PIKKU SAARI JG50430-1 (C)


材料:
□ Fabric (Panel, Bottom, Opening, Handle): 110cm×90cm
(Outer pocket (Jute)): 60cm×40cm
(Inner pocket, Divider): 100cm×40cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 80cmx80cm
□ Quilt batting: 10cmx40cm

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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 first made me think of making an item with an interior décor element. Unlike regular canvas, this one has a very nice texture, so it is suited to make coverings that come in direct contact with your skin. For this project, the title of the fabric gave me an inspiration, and I decided to make a trendy veggie bag that can also be used for a vegetable storage.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Having multiple divided pockets is the charm of this bag. The exterior pockets have gussets and some of the inner pockets have no bottoms to prevent the bag from tipping. Many easy-to-make pockets are featured.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Since the larger also serves for the smaller, the size of the inner pocket is relatively big. It is perfect for carrying a milk carton or a long wallet. If you are thinking of holding a collapsible umbrella or a 500ml bottled drink, then you may want to increase the stitching to create smaller pockets.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
An A4 size file fits perfectly in this bag. You can use it as a veggie bag as well as for an everyday piece. With many pockets, some mothers may find it useful as a diaper bag. If you are thinking of an interior décor piece, it can also serve as a storage.

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

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Fur Pouch

Size: 17.2cm (l) 25.4cm (w)

echino ni-co’s knit jacquard is turned into a pouch with a zipper. The ni-co’s masculine pattern looks slightly feminine with an addition of a fur tape. A bright red tape works as a playful accent. Why not try making this to add to your stylish collection for autumn?

Design & Work: Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample: echino ni-co JG96203-203


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 40cm×30cm
(Lining fabric): 40cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (thick): 40cm x 30cm
□ Zipper: One piece (24cm)
□ Rope: 22cm (0.6cm diameter)
□ Fur tape: 54cm (2cm wide)

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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?
A lined design of glasses looks simple yet stylish. While it will be cute using it diagonally, for this piece, I took the design to line three pair of glasses vertically.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The handle uses a bright red tape as an accent. With the fur tape, it creates a stylish fall feel.

KF: What are some tips for making this case?
Some people may find zipper attachment difficult, but there are tips to finish it cleanly, like folding the zipper edge and stitching by avoiding the lining fabric. I hope you will find my instructions helpful.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
It has a perfect size as a cosmetics bag as well as a pen case. You can never have too many of these items, so this will make a great gift.

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

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Shoulder Gather Dress

Size: M

The featured project is created with Trefle Cucito, a double gauze fabric that makes grown-ups want to wear it. With ample gatherings on the shoulder, it is finished with a fluffy look. This comfortable dress is a must-wear for a moment of relaxation.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 P43200-200 (B)


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 108cm widex350cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 90cm widex30cm
□ Button: Ten pieces (1.1cm wide)

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