web catalog No.2

The web catalog No.2 is here, following the recent introduction of web catalog No.1.
The catalog introduces the designer fabrics, including a new collection of echino as well as a collaboration project of Naomi Ito and Finnish artist, Anu Tuominen.
While we still have some time before the new school year, many fabrics for new school year items are also featured.

We hope you will enjoy this catalog. Please check it out!

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web catalog No.1

Kokka Fabric now offers new content.
Through this new page on the web, you can browse or download the catalogs that we have been creating in a variety of forms.
Today, we are introducing a catalog of fabrics that will soon be on the store shelves.
Keep an eye out for these collection of fabrics at the store!

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Long Cardigan

Size: Body width 79cm Length 115cm

This long cardigan will allow you to be the first to enjoy the fall fashion! Until the weather gets cold for a thick outer jacket, this versatile piece is perfect for a casual or feminine style. The jazznep knit JQ from the Knit JQ series is an easy fabric to handle. Without any patterns and requiring only straight stitching, this will be an ideal project.

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: LG16110-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric: 85cm x 2.8m
□ Fusible interfacing: 5.6cm x 4cm

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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?
Very delicate and beautiful fabric with nicely knitted stitches. This fabric transforms a simple design into something stylish. Though the knitted stitches are rough, with low tension, it is easier to handle for somebody who is not used to treating a knit material.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A long cardigan comes in very handy in early fall before you start wearing a thick heavy outer wear. The long length sometimes adds extra work when creating a pattern, cutting and sewing. So, I came up with something that is easy to make without any patterns and requiring only straight stitching.

KF: What are some tips for making this cardigan?
The sewing process is not that difficult, but cutting may be a little challenging. As this fabric is a Jacquard knit and not a print, it is easy to identify the alignment. Check the pattern on the fabric for an easy cutting.

KF: How should we incorporate this cardigan into one’s styling?
The model’s size is 158cm/9AR. I also made a sample cardigan with a shorter length, and it looks nice and attractive, too. To change the length, just cut the fabric shorter, parallel to the hem. Choose the length that looks good with the bottoms you like to wear.

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

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Princess Skirt

Size: Waist 61cm Length about 58.5cm

With tucks at the waist, this soft flared skirt creates a princess look. A lovely fabric, from the Cookie Deco series, is filled with plenty of girl’s favorites like dresses, high heels and perfume. The wide lace trim at the hem multiplies the princess look!

Design & Work: Masumi Saito (sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample: LO36010-2D


Materials:
□ Fabric: 80cm x 1.3m
□ Elastic Tape: 35cm (2cm wide)
□ Lace: 158cm (7cm wide)

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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?
It features a very girly design, so I wanted to create something that reminds you of a dress.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
There is no elastic at the waist in the front. This way it does not look voluminous. The wide lace trim accentuates the girly feel.

KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
As it only requires straight stitching, it is easy to create a different look by adjusting the skirt length.

KF: How should we incorporate this skirt into one’s styling?
Why not making a matching head dress for more girly and lovely style.

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

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Marché Bag

Size: about 26cm (l) about 48cm (w) about 30.6cm (d)

Today’s project is a large marché bag with a round bottom, featuring a fabric from the Real print series. Looking at colorful European store windows will put you in a happy mood. With this bag, the shopping will be even more fun.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YK-56150-2A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (medium weight): 90cm wide x 80cm
□ Handle Tape: 4.5cm wide x 94cm

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