It’s Versatile As A Big Tote or A Diaper Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This big tote bag is convenient and can also be used as a diaper bag. To make it look more compact when not carrying many items, it is designed with leather tapes on both ends that can be connected with swivel hooks. The featured fabric is the popular Anpan (sweet bean paste bun) pattern from the “MUDDY WORKS” series. The outer fabric is a sturdy #9.5 canvas. A solid color of a lightweight canvas from the same series is incorporated for the lining.

Design & Work: Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric)EKX-131-1A
(Lining Fabric)EKX-199-1F


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 100cm×35cm
(Lining Fabric): 100cm×45cm
□ Tape: 4cm wide x 1.4m
□ Artificial Leather Tape: 1.5cm wide x 32cm
□ Swivel Hooks, D ring: 1.5cm inner diameter x One piece each
□ Rivet: Large (about 0.9cm diameter) Four pairs


Size:35cm (l) 42cm (w-bottom) 48cm (w-opening) 6cm (d)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The large Anpan (sweet bean paste bun) makes quite an impact! The random arrangement of the pattern creates a cute look no matter where you cut it, however this time I decided to make a large tote bag to feature many Anpan motifs.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
While large bags are convenient, sometimes you may want to make them look a little more compact.
To make it easy to alter the shape and size, the design allows for leather tapes on both ends to be connected with swivel hooks.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
I think the Anpan pattern is perfect for picnics. With ample room to hold, it is also perfect as a diaper bag.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
I think the Anpan pattern is perfect for picnics. With ample room to hold, it is also perfect as a diaper bag.

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

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A Nice Addition For Summer Styling♪ – Peplum Tops – Sewing Instructions

This peplum top with fluffy ruffles at the hem is a perfect piece for a grownup’s summer fashion styling. The feminine shape, accented with a sense of sharpness, works well with any bottom pieces including a pair of jeans, flared pants or tiered skirts. A cotton lawn with a gentle floral pattern from the “Flownny” series is ideal for making clothing.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:NF-1020-23D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 150cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (light weight): about 90cm wide x 20cm
□ Button: about 11.5mm wide x One piece


Size:M
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Extra Cute With A Lovely Ribbon♪ - Ring Handle Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This bag has a feminine feel with a ring handle and ribbon as a design accent. The featured fabric is from the “UZU sou” series designed by knit creator, Chihiro Hasunuma. The unique hand-knitted pieces created with a combination of various materials and colors are reproduced on fabric using high-definition real scanning technology through an inkjet printing. Relatively thick oxford fabric is suitable to be enjoyed as a fabric panel or tablecloth as well as a bag.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:EGXA-9000-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric, Opening Fabric): 110cm×50cm
(Lining Fabric (#11 Canvas)):90cm×30cm
□ Ring Handle: One pair (13cm diameter)
□ Rivet: Two pairs (0.6cm diameter)


Size: 27.5cm (l) 30cm (w-bottom) 10cm (d)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:

Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The knitting pattern is very realistic and quite exciting. I think it turns any item, from accessories to clothing, into a stylish piece with an impact. The knit pattern worked well with the ring handle so I wanted to use for this bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With the ring handle, the opening gets scrunched like a drawstring bag and it creates a characteristic look. I was particular about adding a bow. Using the fabric’s entire width of 110cm allows for a loose looking ribbon.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Ring handles may seem difficult to attach, but once you learn the tricks, it is easy to do. Since the handles are wrapped with the opening fabric, it is better to have at least 8 cm of cloth for an easier sewing on the machine.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
This time, I wanted to keep the natural look of the knit on the outer side, so no fusible interfacing is applied, while incorporating the #11 canvas for the lining. Please try your hand at making a ring handle bag with various fabrics.

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

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Suitable As A Reusable Shopping Bag with Generous Gusset – Tote Bag with Gusset – Sewing Instructions

This tote bag with gusset is handy as a reusable bag for shopping. A 20cm-gusset creates a flat bottom, convenient for carrying lunch boxes and side dish containers. A magnetic hook at the opening securely covers the contents. The featured fabric is from the “WONDER of KOHUN/HANIWA” series. The pop art-like pattern with designs of ancient tombs and haniwa (clay figurines) looks fun. The 100% cotton oxford makes it easy to sew and is recommended for sewing beginners.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YWA-21000-1D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 80cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 70cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): about 110cm wide x 80cm
□ Magnetic Hook: about 15mm x One pair


Size: about 32cm (l) about 33cm (w) about 20cm (d) (Excludes handles)
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Convenient For School Use – Case For Tablet – Sewing Instructions

Elementary schools are now providing each student with a tablet. With this trend, a case to store the tablet is also needed to prevent possible damage if dropped. This case incorporates a fusible quilt batting to protect the device and a zipper to keep it from accidentally slipping out of the case. The featured fabric is a panda pattern from the “Gyu Gyu Animals” series. The stamp-sized little pandas look like they are having fun. 100% cotton, easy-to-sew sheeting.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-91040-1B,1C


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Fusible Quilt Batting: about 90cm wide x 40cm
□ Zipper: about 25mm wide x 40 cm long – One Piece


Size:about 28cm (l) about 21cm (w) about 1cm (d)
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