Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kid’s Dress

Size: 110cm

A fluffy silhouette created by a gathered skirt adds cuteness to this kid’s dress. A denim-like print with round lace motifs in various sizes comes in easy-to-sew oxford, a perfect fabric for sewing beginners. As the design spreads all over the fabric, no need to worry about design placement when you cut the fabric. So why not try making this cute dress?

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:
P37800-800 (A)

□ Fabric: 110cm x 110cm wide
□ Fusible interfacing: 25cm x 95cm wide
□ Button: one piece (1.1cm diameter)


Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)

Lace Print

Lace Collage Recreated in Print Style

Lovely lace design fabric is here. What inspired this design was the “Premiere Vision Paris” trade show in Paris. At this show, there was a fantastic encounter with a lace design presented by a British designer. The design consisted of pieced laces, looking like a beautiful collage work. Then we thought, “It would be great if we could recreate this design in print fabric!”
That is the story behind the birth of this series. White pearl dye was used as an accent, adding glamour to the look of the lace. Why not try to make a bag with a soft silhouette? Or a children’s dress and skirt with a frill will look great in this fabric.

Lace Dot  P37800-800 Oxford (Ox) P37800-800_2

Various laces are cut into circles and placed over a denim-like print to create Lace Dot’s polka dot design. Easy-to-use oxford fabric is versatile for different purposes. It comes in four color patterns, gray base with pink, blue or yellow as an accent color, and a more festive red and pink combination.

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Hair Turban

Size: 9cm (w)

This week we are featuring a hair turban, a handy item for hot summer days. Under the glittering summer sky, the refreshing blue color brings a sense of freshness. Among the tiny history series, this swan design features especially smaller motifs. This subtle design adds cuteness around your face. A popular blogger and handcraft artist, Mioko Sugino, aka komihinata is sharing her creative idea.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino

Fabric shown for this sample: tiny history P37000-701 (B)

□ Fabric (Main part): 80cm×20cm
□ Elastic: 1.5m (0.3cm diameter)


We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A lovely design with tiny aligned swans and color tones gave me the impression of freshness and cuteness. Incorporating a soft texture, I wanted to create something that directly touches your skin, so I chose a hair turban. Straight line motifs made it easy to cut and sew.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I tried to make the process as easy as possible.
With the elastic inside, it hides small flaws as the fabric is all gathered.
The accent is the embellished fabric in the center.

KF: What are some tips for making this turban?
It is very easy as it only requires straight stitching!
Make sure to securely tie the elastic so that it won’t undo when pulled.
Before sewing the edges of the main part together, pull and check the tightness of the elastic.
Please adjust the length of the fabric and elastic to your liking.

KF: How should we use this turban in everyday situations?
Of course you can wear it while washing your face and putting on make-up. You will find it handy during a hot season as it keeps hair away from your face, keeping you feel cool.
A matching handkerchief and scrunchy in the same fabric will look cute.

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

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Tiny History

Tiny Print Double Gauze Fabric Perfect for Creating Small Items

Fluffy and soft texture double gauze fabric is a favorite among crafter moms. Tiny History is a combination of such popular material and aligned small motifs of lovely animals and matrioshka. It is a perfect fabric for making everyday items like a face mask and tissue case.

Fox P37000-700 Double Gauze

A long-torso, short-legged fox looks lovely in this print fabric. Evenly aligned, the design also has a geometric feel. Why not try to create a boy’s shirt?

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Bucket Tote 

Size: 28cm (l) 36cm (w-at the top) 21cm (bottom diameter)

Today’s project is a bucket tote bag using a faux denim-style fabric in #10 canvas. With this fabric, you can enjoy a patchwork-feel made with vintage jeans. The creator is Masumi Saito, aka sinafuku. Her idea of using a blue outer fabric and a green canvas for the lining allows you to enjoy this reversible bag both inside and outside.

Design & Work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)

Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric・Handle) H10100-100(A)
(Lining fabric)H10100-101(C)

□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Handle): 100cm×40cm
(Lining fabric): 100cm×30cm
□ Quilt batting: 80cm x 60cm
□ Velcro: 2cm diameter


We interviewed Masumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The denim patchwork design had a stylish feel, so I picked a simple bag to make the design stand out.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With quilt batting, the bag stands on its own and has some fluffiness.
Also, by pinching the center of the handle, it fits in your hand nicely and is easy to carry.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
As the bottom is round, you may find it difficult when sewing the bottom and main panel together. You can achieve a clean finish by adding slits on both the bottom and panel when aligning the fabrics.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It looks like denim, but is actually a canvas fabric. So it is softer than denim and lighter to carry. Velcro helps you to enjoy a rounder shape. With a small size Velcro, you can utilize the bag both inside and out.

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

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