Cute, Foldable And Portable♪ – Reusable Bag With A Cat’s Ear Shaped Pouch


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The eco-friendly reusable bag has now become a must-have item when shopping. The featured bag comes with a cute cat’s ear shaped pouch made of matching fabric. A textile collaboration between Kokka and marble SUD, an apparel brand popular for its unique world view with a sense of storytelling, is used for this project. The adorable material with polar bears, penguins, seals, and foxes squeezed into the dots is marble SUD’s popular “LOTS OF DOT” design. The slightly thin cotton linen sheeting can be used for a wide range of items such as clothing and interior décor pieces like cushion covers, not to mention reusable bags.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:EGXA-8500-1D


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (light weight): 3.5 x 5cm
□ Zipper: One piece (20cm)
□ Artificial Leather Tape: 2.5cm wide x 5cm
□ Ribbon: 0.3cm wide x 50cm


Size:Bag 37.5cm (L) 32.6cm (w) 8cm (gusset width)
Pouch 14cm (diameter)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The fabric was neither too thin nor too thick, and the sheeting was relatively solid, so I decided to make a single-piece foldable bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
If you look closely at the large circle, you will see that it is filled with lots of hand-drawn animals! The pattern was so unique that I turned it into a pouch with a cat’s ear shape, which was also inspired by the animals. To make it easy to put the folded bag in and out of the pouch, I used a 20cm zipper to create a large opening.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The folded bag may not fit into the pouch depending on the thickness of the fabric, so you may want to change the size of the pouch based on the size of the finished bag. It is fun to change the shape of the ears to a dog, a rabbit, or whatever shape you prefer.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
As eco-friendly reusable bags have become part of our everyday lives, I too have come to carry one with me at all times. Taking the bag out of a lovely pouch makes you feel good and your shopping more fun. How about making many bags with your favorite fabrics and give them as gifts?

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

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Children’s Dress With A Lovely Ruffled Collar – Sewing Instructions

This is a lovely children’s dress with a large ruffled collar. The featured fabric is from the “Color of Character” series. The polka-dot pattern can be sewn without worrying about matching the top and bottom or the pattern. This 100% cotton sheeting is perfect for dress making as it is easy to sew.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YGA-56000-4C


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 170cm
□ Contrast Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Button: about 11.5cm wide x One piece


Size:110cm
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A-Line Silhouette That Makes You Look Thinner♪ -Long Flared Skirt – Sewing Instructions

This long flared skirt has a beautiful A-line silhouette. With a monotone floral pattern, it can be worn with simple white or vivid colors for the top. You can enjoy a wide range of styling. The featured fabric is from the “Let’s make a Skirt” series. It is a cotton-linen blend sheeting made of 85% cotton and 15% linen.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-96040-2A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 100cm wid x 350cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (light weight): about 20cm(l) x about 50cm(W)
□ Elastic Tape (3cm wide): 32cm x one piece


Size: Medium
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No Need For Metal Parts or Cords♪ – Drawstring Shoulder Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This is a convenient bag with a shoulder strap, a unique feature for a drawstring bag. The fabric used, [MOUNTAIN] from the “KESHIKI” series, showcases patterns of a town lined with buildings and a mountain landscape. The motifs are lined up without gaps in the design, so you can make the items without worrying about matching the patterns or how you cut the fabric. The soft and silky cotton linen viyella fabric is suitable for making clothing such as dresses and skirts.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:EWX-4020-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric (Bag Panel Outer Fabric): 52cm x 21cm
(Bottom Outer Fabric, Shoulder Strap, Cord, Lining Fabric): 70cm x 70cm


Size:25cm (l) 25cm (w – at opening) 19cm (bottom) 6cm (gusset)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is a fabric that looks like a refreshing and pleasant scenery is painted all across. The design is suitable for both small and large items. In order to take advantage of soft and smooth feel of the cotton linen viyella fabric, I created a drawstring bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
As if it was a cut out from a photo of a landscape, I tried to bring the beautiful colors and patterns to life by placing white at the top and bottom. It is designed to be completed even without using hardware or cords, so you can start working on it as soon as you decide to make it!

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When sewing around the location where it serves both as an opening for turning and for the drawstring cord, the inside of the bag’s tubular body fabric should be facing out, and then slip the presser into the opening part. Loosely hold together the upper portion of the tube so that the opening is clearly visible as you sew.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
After the cord is tied, the excess should be wrapped around and tied to secure. It is stylish to leave the cord hanging long by wrapping it around once, or make it compact and neat with two wraparounds. The beautiful color and pattern add a great accent when wearing simple plain outfit.

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

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Extremely Lovely With Four-Tiered Ruffles and Heart Design – Tiered Dress For Children – Sewing Instructions

This tiered dress for children has a high waist, and it is extremely cute with closely gathered four-tiered ruffles! It will be a useful summer going out wardrobe. This fabric featuring hand-drawn style hearts is from the “kuu ja kukka” series. The cotton linen sheeting is suitable for making bags as well as clothing.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-96000-3B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 170cm
□ Button: about 13mm x one piece


Size: 110㎝
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