Stylish Rope Bag with a Grommets Accent – Sewing Instructions

Characterized by a tightly squeezed rope closure, this drawstring bag is quite stylish with the addition of grommets. The 100% cotton fabric is from the African-design-inspired JAMBO series. Easy to handle for sewing beginners, this oxford material with the right amount of thickness is a perfect match for bag making.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) LG-39060-1D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Rectangle Buckle: One piece (3cm wide)
□ Adjustable Slide Buckle: One piece (3cm wide)
□ Grommet: Twelve pairs (1cm inner diameter)
□ Rope: 1cm wide x 100cm
□ Twilled Tape: 2cm wide x 8cm


Size:about 40cm (l) about 35cm (w) about 18cm (d) (Excludes shoulder strap)

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Crossbody Bag with Fur – Sewing Instructions

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A crossbody bag, which is often thought as a casual fashion item, is now turned into a feminine accessory with the addition of a cozy fur embellishment. From the Reminiscence series, frame, a 100% cotton sheeting with inkjet print is featured.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric・Pocket) EKXA-1100-4A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric・Pocket): 60cm×45cm
(Lining Fabric): 27cm×45cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 27cmx45cm
□ Cottom Tape: 3cm wide x 10cm
□ Fur Tape: 2.5cm wide x 25cm
□ Paracord: 1.3m (0.4cm diameter)
□ Magnetic Snap (Hook Type): One pair (1.5cm diameter)
□ Button: Three pieces (0.3cm~0.5cm diameter)
□ Small Round Bead: Two pieces
□ #25 Embroidery Thread


Size: 19cm (l) 20cm (w-bottom) 25cm (w-top) 5cm (d)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I had fun choosing which square and round stylish antique frames to incorporate when cutting the fabric. The unique design allows you to be creative within the frame, so I featured embroidery and buttons.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Minimum essentials for going out, like a cell phone, wallet and reusable bag can be taken in and out easily with a magnetic button closure. The fur creates a feminine feel to a typically casual looking bag♪

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Loops made with thicker cotton tape make it secure in terms of holding the knotted Paracord. Where the tape is applied, it creates an extra layer. Please sew slowly to avoid the needle breaking. In lieu of the cotton material, you may use a leather tape. No rules for the width of the fur tape. Please choose the width you like♪

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The crossbody bag is really convenient for a quick shopping trip on a bike or for a walk around the neighborhood. It’s a bag for young and old. Enjoy making it in your own way by using different fabrics and cords!

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

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Boat-Shaped Tote Bag – Sewing Instructions

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A Hawaiian fabric featuring breadfruit motifs is from the KATSUNO series. This series is designed by a craft artist/actor Yosuke Katsuno. Thinking of the color that will suit the upcoming season, a chic black is selected for the project. The folded nap lining fabric becomes a design accent. A wider boat shaped tote allows you to carry long items, an attractive element. This purse will become handy for bringing a bottle to home parties as it can fit a bottle of wine perfectly.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) KATSUNO EKX-200-2C


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 100cm×50cm
(Lining Fabric(Leather-Like Felt)): 100cm×50cm
□ Handle: 1 pair (Total length:48cm)
□ Rivet: 16 pairs (1cm diameter)


Size: 18cm(l) 48cm(w) 12cm (d-maximum)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
What a classy Hawaiian pattern! That was my impression. Thinking of a piece that is useful in autumn and winter, I combined the piece with a nap fabric.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A folded nap lining fabric becomes an accent. Additionally, gold rivets add a more upscale look.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Adding a 0.5cm~0.7cm slit on the seam will help to sew the corner easily.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The fabric’s chic design will go perfectly well with autumn and winter wardrobes. It will look great with a mature ensemble.

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

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