A4 Size File Cover

Size: 32cm (l) 25cm (w – when closed)

An A4-size clear file with pockets is quite convenient for storing cooking recipes and craft making instructions. The featured project is a file cover that allows you to customize the file in a cute and fun way. What is even more convenient is the outside pocket – perfect for keeping small pieces of memos and recipes. The size is just right for organizing the Koku Fabric’s craft project instruction sheets, and you can create different covers for different files using your favorite fabrics. The cat design fabric from the Animal World is introduced for the project.

Design & Work:Kanae Nakayama


Fabric shown for this sample:  (Cover outer fabric, sleeve) YK51010-2A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Cover outer fabric, sleeve): 80cm×40cm
(Pocket outer fabric): 60cm×20cm
(Lining fabric): 110cm×40cm
□ Tape: 64cm (1.3cm wide)

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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?
The slightly pouty face of a cat looks lovely. Wherever you cut it, you will find a cute design, so there is no need to worry when cutting the fabric.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Having a pocket is oftentimes convenient, so it is added on the outside. The ribbon on the spine looks cute when the file is placed vertically on the shelf.
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KF:What are some tips for making this case?
When sewing a layered fabric, it may get misaligned, so please baste them first.
The process is very simple, and you should be able to make it rather easily.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
You can store cooking recipes or instruction sheets of the CRAFT & SEWING projects. An A4-size clear file (32 – 40 pockets/2-2.5cm width) can be customized in a lovely way.
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he outside pocket is convenient – you can temporarily hold the papers that you have taken out from the inside, or keep new pieces you want to file later. If you add dividing stitch lines, you can create spaces for pens.
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KF:Thank you very much, Kanae! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Kid’s Dress with Yoke

Size:110cm 

This kid’s long-sleeve dress only requires 2m of fabric to make. A double gauze fabric with fox motifs from the Animal world series is featured. The gathered design in the front and back bodies create a fluffy look. The front opening with six buttons will help children learn how to open and close with buttons.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample::
 YK51000-2A


Materials:
□ Outer fabric 108cm wide x 190cm
□ Fusible interfacing (light weight) 90cm x 30cm
□ Button 6 pieces (1.5cm wide)

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Vanity Style Pen Case

Size: 18cm (l) 8cm (bottom diameter)

The featured project is a lovely vanity style pen case. The addition of a piping cord at the lid and at the bottom helps the case stand up. echino’s new design, buble is coordinated with echino’s solid fabric in the same color tone. You will also find this vertical case convenient for storing crochet hooks and as a PET bottle carrier.

Design & WorkYoko Kubodera


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric) echino JG96900-903A
(Lining fabric, Handle, Bias binding strip) JG95410-10I


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 40cm×25cm
(Lining fabric, Handle, Bias binding strip): 60cm×30cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 40cm x 25cm
□ Cotton herringbone tape: 70cm (2cm width)
□ Cord: 50cm (0.5cm diameter)
□ Rope: 9cm (0.5cm diameter)
□ Flat knit zipper: one piece (20cm)

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We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
KKokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A randomly placed polka dot design with a hand-painting touch looks lovely wherever you cut it. As an accent, I incorporated the solid fabric in matching color of the swallow and small triangle motifs.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Adding the fusible quilt batting helps keep the shape. The piping cord attached to the lid and bottom edge works as an accent as well as to support it vertically. With the loop, you can hang the case while you use it if you choose to do so.

KF: What are some tips for making this case?
For a clean finish, when you work on the zipper, lid and bottom, take an extra step by basting the fabrics before machine sewing.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
Besides using it as a pen case, you will find the vertical container handy as a crochet hooks holder or as a PET bottle or stainless skinny thermos carrier.

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

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Gathered Skirt with Yoke

Size: Length 70cm

People often stay away from the elastic waist gathered skirt as it makes you look loose and fat around the hips…. The featured gathered skirt with a slim waist reverses such notions! The secret is the yoke at the upper waist. Bold use of the large pattern from Echino’s new design, Blossom creates a great impression.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: (Yoke, Front and Back Skirt) echino JG96900-900c


Materials:
□ Fabric (Yoke, Front & Back Skirt): 110cm wide×1.6m
(Pocket): 50cm×30m
□ Elastic tape: 1.8m (6 cord)

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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?。
Taking advantage of the solid texture of the fabric, I made a skirt with a soft flare featuring stylish bold motifs from one end to the other.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With this much fabric up to the waist, it could look heavy, so I added the yoke. To accentuate, the waist is set high with shirring style use of the elastic tape. Adding the gathering at the bottom of the pocket prevents the hipline from looking wider, creating a slim vertical silhouette in the front.

KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
The cutting process is easy as it is a rectangle with no fabric edges. The gathering is almost double the amount, and for delicate gathering, manually assist as you stitch by machine.

KF:How should we incorporate this skirt into one’s styling?
Change the tops depending on the season – darker colors up until spring and white or pale tones after spring. It creates a completely different look. You can enjoy this skirt for multiple seasons, starting right now.

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

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Pants Shaped Pochette

Size: about 32cm (l) 25cm (w)

A cute pochette that will delight the kids is here! The featured fabric with plenty of faux pockets is from the School Kids series. Though it looks like denim, this easy to sew Oxford fabric is perfect for sewing beginners.

Design & Work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample: P49800-800A


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide×40cm
□ Cord: 1m (1cm diameter)
□ Dot Button: One pair (1.5cm 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?
I came up with an item that takes advantage of the denim design with many fake pockets.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The loops for the belt are added to give it a real denim look. The belt loops also work for the shoulder straps.

KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
You may find sewing the inseam a little difficult. The bag itself is pretty simple for you to try.

KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
This time I used a wide cord, but you can make the strap with the same fabric. That will also look nice.

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

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