Multi-Purpose Case – Sewing Instructions

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This multi-purpose case allows you to carry a variety of cards and items. The zipper closure will make it safe and secure. The lovely rabbit and bear animal print fabric is from the PASTEL POP series. The coordinated multiple color tones with a feature animal design combined with small hearts fabric are perfect to enjoy making patchworked items

Design & Work: Ayumi Yatsuta


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric A):PASTEL POP YK-76020-2A
     (Outer fabric B, Lining fabric)::PASTEL POP YK-76040-2A
     (Outer fabric C, Pen holder, Zipper tab, Bias binding strip):PASTEL POP YK-76040-1C
     (Pocket-Large):PASTEL POP YK-76040-1B
     (Pocket-Small)::PASTEL POP YK-76020-1A


Materials:
□Fabric (Outer fabric A):50cm×25cm (Outer fabric B, Lining fabric):50㎝×25㎝
   (Outer fabric C, Pen holder, Zipper tab, Bias binding strip):50㎝×50㎝
   (Pocket-large):50㎝×25㎝ (Pocket-small):40㎝×25㎝
□Fusible quilt batting:30㎝×20㎝ □Fusible interfacing (light weight):60㎝×20㎝
□Fusible interfacing for bags (stiff type):2㎝×18㎝ □Rickrack tape:0.4cm wide x 60cm
□Free style zipper (3VS):90㎝ □Mini ring slider:One piece


Size: 18cm (l) 12cm (w) 2cm (w)

We interviewed Ayumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The animals and heart motifs in the soft tones of pastel are so lovely that I truly enjoyed making this piece. The well-coordinated colors in PASTEL POP series work great without looking busy even when you combine it with all different designs. In particular, this striped fabric can be worked in many ways. One way to use it is as a bias binding strip. Another way is to use it vertically or horizontally to create a different look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
There are two standard A6 size pockets for papers and notebooks. Six smaller pockets are for various cards. Also included is a pen holder. All the things you need can be stored in this single case. With the zipper closure, you don’t have to worry about losing important items inside.

KF: What are some tips for making this case?
When sewing the layered pockets, make sure to align small and large pocket openings horizontally, otherwise the uneven look might bother you. Mark the spot so that the pieces will line up when sewing. Since the zipper width becomes the gusset width, the stitch line should be placed at 1cm from the zip teeth. For the curve, use small stitches and gather corners as you sew.

KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
It will make an excellent gift for different occasions.

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

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Two-Way Cross-Body Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This two-way bag, with a zipper on the shoulder strap, turns into a backpack when the zipper is opened, and it becomes a cross-body bag when zipper is closed. The featured fabric is from the KESHIKI’s Tsutsuji garden. The KESHIKI was created with the concept “A fabric that decorates everyday living like a landscape painting.” It’s an impressive fabric with bursting bright color tones.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric, Shoulder strap)KESHIKI EWX-3802-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Shoulder strap): 100cm×60cm
(Lining fabric): 70cm×40cm
(Pocket (Glossy faux leather)): 30cm×15cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 50cm x 100cm
□ Vislon zipper: 50cm and 25cm – one each
□ Leather tape: 18cm (1.5cm wide)
□ PP (polypropylene) band: 20cm (2.5cm)
□ Rectangle ring: Four pieces (3cm inner diameter)
□ Plastic snap: One pair (1cm diameter)
□ Tag of your choice: One piece


size30cm(l)  15cm (w-at the top) 20cm (bottom) 8cm (d)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I love these color tones and I was so excited to think about what to make! This stylish fabric is perfect for both clothing and fashion accessories. So I decided to make a backpack with handles all in the same fabric.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since I like the cross-body bag, I came up with a design that can be used as a cross-body bag as well as a backpack. For convenience and to make a statement, a crude looking black Vislon zipper is used. When carrying it as a backpack and looking at it from the front, you notice a cute handle, which I like.
To match the glitter tone of the fabric, a glossy faux leather pocket fabric is selected.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
There are two zippers that need to be attached. It does not have to be placed in the exact location indicated in the pattern. If zipper attachment is not your strength, then allow for enough seam and comfortably attach it where the machine needle will not interfere.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The addition of the zipper, plastic snaps and glossy faux leather turns this bag’s look slightly sporty, making it a perfect companion for a T-shirt wearing everyday wardrobe. Why not make it personal by choosing the zipper and parts in your favorite colors?

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

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Round Shaped Bag – Sewing Instructions

A tote bag is something that you want to enjoy by matching it to your outfit and mood. Why not have this cutely shaped round tote be part of your extensive wardrobe. The 100% cotton oxford fabric in a traditional plaid pattern scattered with cherries is from the CHECK+
series. It is an easy-to-sew bag making material. The handles with rivet accents add some stylish design to this bag.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YK-76060-1B


Materials:
□ Outer fabric about 110cm wide x 70cm
□ Lining fabric about 110cm wide x 70cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy weight) about 110cm wide x 70cm
□ Zipper One piece (50cm)
□ 4.5cm wide tape x 210cm
□ Rivet Eight pairs


Size:about 35cm (l) about 35cm (w) about 14cm (d) (handles excluded)
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Dress with Gathered Opening – Sewing Instructions

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Delicate flowers in a field of blooms is the design of this dress, which is accented with a gathered open neckline. For a relaxed look, it can be loosely worn, or for a going out, the dress will look proper with a matching fabric’s ribbon tied around the waist. From the yui series, 85% cotton and 15% linen combination fabric, poppy, is featured.

Design & Work:Yoko Kato


Fabric shown for this sample:yui EGXA-6400-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide x 3.1m


Size: Dress length 117cm Ribbon 3cm (w) 180cm (l)

We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The printed flowers look as if they are softly touched by the wind. I incorporated this feel into the dress by making a transition to create a long flowing look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I changed the height of the transition line. It starts low in the front and becomes higher as you go around the back. This flowing line creates a pretty hipline.

KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
The grain of this fabric is orderly, making it easy to handle. When finishing the front neckline with a bias binding strip, please be careful not to stretch the neck length.

KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
As loungewear at home, it can be enjoyed by dressing it loosely. For a “not ordinary” going out piece, wear it with a matching fabric’s ribbon tied around the waist. Enjoy it for every occasion. As the dress has a smooth texture with a little see-through look, I recommend stylishly wearing it with an inner garment.

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

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Tote Bag with Crossed Handles at the Bottom – Sewing Instructions

The round shape gives this tote bag extra cuteness. The charm of this bag are the handles that wrap around the bottom. The black solid handles bring an edge to adorable small patterns. The featured fabric is from the Hito+Mono+Parts series. Little motifs like eyes and glasses make this cotton 100% sheeting textile perfect for making pouches and small items.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:LG-36010-1A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm widex50cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 100cm widex70cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): about 110cm widex70cm


Size: about 23cm (l) about 38cm (w) about 24cm (d)
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