Drawstring Bag with Lining – Sewing Instructions

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It is a chic drawstring bag that can be the star of your fashion styling. The large frill created by pulling the strings tightly is this bag’s cute accent. The “Iloinen” from the “PIKKU SAARI”, a textile design from the Scandinavian country of Finland, is featured. It is a 100% cotton organic oxford fabric.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric, Handle)EGX-4007-3A(Lining Fabric)JG-95410-10K


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric, Handle): 110cm wide x 50cm
(Lining Fabric): 90cm x 40cm
□ Leather Cord: 1.8m (0.5cm diameter)
□ Embellishment of your choice


Size: 41cm (l) 40cm (W)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The colors are gorgeous, not too flashy, and the size of the pattern is just right. So I thought it would be perfect for both pouches and large bags!

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?I wanted to make a stylish drawstring bag that could be a fashion hero piece, so I made the large ruffles to be accented when the strings are pulled. For the cord string, I used a gold synthetic leather material.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For sewing the long straight line where the cords are inserted, you can mark the stitch line with something erasable later, or you can put masking tape on the sewing machine to mark the position of the fabric edge, which will make it easier to stitch in a straight manner.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
It is a piece that can work with any kind of outfit. I like it because it holds a lot of things and is very convenient to use.

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

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Front Tuck Dress with an Elegant Chest Line – Sewing Instructions

This dress has just the right amount of openness in the collar to beautifully charm the chest line. The tucks on the front give it a soft and gentle look. The fabric used is from the “Neo Classic Komon” series. Since it is a small monochromatic pattern, it works quite well to style with a vivid-colored scarf or bandana wrapped around the neck.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YQA-96000-1D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 100cm wide x 270cm


Size:M
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Can be Used In Two Ways – Backrest or Seat Cushion – Head Protection Hood Cover – Sewing Instructions

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September is the start of the new semester for a lot of schools in Japan, and many people probably had evacuation drills on September 1, Japan’s Disaster Prevention Day. At this time of year when disaster awareness is on the rise, why not make a cover for a “head protection hood (also known as a disaster hood or Bosai Zukin),” one of the major supplies for school? With this cover, students can use the hood in two ways: as a backrest or as a seat cushion. The fabric used is an animal pattern from the “HOME DECO” series. The heartwarming animals will watch over you and make children’s school life more enjoyable.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:(Front Panel, Cover Fabric, Flap Lining Fabric) LGA-46010-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Front Panel, Cover Fabric, Flap Lining Fabric): 100cm x 60cm
(Back Panel (Quilted Fabric)): 47cm x 39cm
□ Elastic Tape: 2.5cm wide x 47cm
□ Bag Tape: 2.5cm wide x 25cm
□ Velcro: 2.5cm wide x 10cm
□ Plastic Snap Button: 1.3cm diameter x One Pair


Size: 35cm (l) 45cm (w)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The illustrations of the animals smiling at each other are very cute. It is a very cheerful fabric to look at, so I came up with an idea to make an item for school.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Until now, most head protection hood covers were of a seat cushion style, but recently there are many covers with a two-way design that can also be used as a backrest. Attaching a handle with a bag tape makes it easier for children to carry and prevents the elastic from stretching out when they swing it around. It can be lightly secured to the chair with a plastic snap button.

KF: What are some tips for making this hood case?
The head protection hood itself is like a cushion, so if you are concerned about the thickness, you can make the cover entirely out of regular fabric instead of quilted fabric.

KF: How should we use this hood cover in everyday situations?
The design is simple but functional so that children can quickly take out their head protection hood in case of emergency. I hope these handmade covers made from your children’s favorite fabrics will make their school life brighter and more enjoyable.

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

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Perfect as a Trick Or Treat Bag – Tote Bag with Gusset – Sewing Instructions

Halloween has now become a popular holiday in Japan. Featuring the familiar phrase, “Trick or Treat” and pop illustration design, this fabric is from the “Halloween party” series. The tote bag with a generous gusset can hold a lot of Halloween candies. 100% cotton sheeting.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:LGA-46040-1C


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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Single Layer Foldable Spare Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This is a convenient and cute spare bag that you can fold up and accompany in your small purse when going out. The bag is made of a single piece of fabric without a lining, so it is nice and light. The featured fabric from the “NUNO TO MONO” series is made of 85% cotton and 15% hemp sheeting. The tag from the same series works well as a design accent.

Design & Work: Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-560-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric: 100cm x 50cm
□ Elastic: 20cm (0.1cm diameter)
□ Button: One piece (1.9cm diameter)
□ Tag – Large: One piece
□ Tag – Small: One piece


Size: 30cm (l) 28cm (w) 7cm (d)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I thought, “It’s a simple plain sheeting, so it will come in handy in many situations!” This time, I made use of its lightness of the fabric to create a single layer foldable bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since it can be folded into a small size, it is convenient to use as a reusable-bag for shopping, but I thought I should make a spare yet proper accompanying piece, like a paper bag from a stylish store! By separating the gusset piece, it created a clean square design. It is easy to fold along the tag on the front, and you can still see the cute tag even when it is folded♪

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Sewing the corners may be a little difficult, but if you cut a slit and align them carefully before sewing, then you will get a beautiful finish when you turn over the piece.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
I think you can use it casually like a stylish paper bag in situations where you feel a little embarrassed to carry a plastic bag but don’t need a large bag. You have more items than you can fit in a small bag, you have documents that can’t be folded, you are bringing a gift – this bag is perfect for these types of occasions.

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

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