Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trapezoid Pouch

Size: 14cm (l) 18cm (w – opening) 24cm (bottom) 8cm (d)

This pouch is made with a slightly thick cotton linen canvas fabric with Scandinavian-like animal motifs. A solid trapezoid shape keeps it from being too cute, and it is suitable for mature women. To carry various small makeup items, this pouch will be very convenient.

Design & Work: Kanae Nakayama

Fabric shown for this sample: Nordic Line P39400-401 (A)

□ Fabric (Outer fabric a): 70cm×20cm
(Outer fabric b): 70cm×10cm
(Lining fabric): 70cm×20cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 70cm x 20cm
□ Zipper: 1 piece x 18cm
□ Charm: 1 piece
□ Jump rings: 1 piece (0.5cm diameter)


We interviewed Kanae about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Like a character appearing in a Scandinavian fairy tale, the face of the bear looks just perfect. When looking at it from a distance, the pattern appears almost geometric. With this fabric, something with rounded corners could look a little childish, so I chose to create an item with square corners.

KF:KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The accent is a gentle v-shaped line on the side along the transition. Choosing a color like brown for the transition could make it look dull, so I ventured to use an energetic turquoise color (linen) to create something unique.
The bear charm on the zipper top will also add cuteness!

KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
When attaching the zipper, fold the ends and secure them. By doing so, you can achieve a clean finish without rough stitch lines along the side. Also, when running stitches along the zipper edge, try to avoid the lining fabric for a clean finish.

KF: How should we use this pouch in everyday situations?
With a quilt batting in-between and wide bottom (8cm gusset), it can stand up straight. You can use it as a cosmetic case or carry it like a clutch bag.

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

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baby gifts – double gauze

Perfect for a baby gift!

Soft textured double gauze fabric now features small prints, making it perfect for babies. Hoping that people will make gifts for babies as handmade items…this was the idea behind the creation of this series.

baby gifts – Merry Go Round- P40300-300 Double Gauze P40300-300_2

Merry Go Round and Airplanes are designed to be paired, one for boys and one for girls.
Both patterns were drawn with a gentle feel in mind and feature soft pencil touch lines blended with a flair of watercolors. The design for “Merry Go Round” is so sweet that it is filled with girls’ favorite items. Knowing that many people like to make their own masks, this small pattern fabric will be perfect for kid’s masks.

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Three-Dimensional Mask

Size:For Child, For Adult

Today’s project is a mask made with a double gauze fabric in a popular French bulldog motif. Since the shape is three-dimensional, it fits comfortably and well to your face. On the instruction sheet, there are two patterns for adult and child. Why not make matching masks for a parent and child?

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:
Soft Animals P39600-600 (B)

□ Gauze fabric: 108cm wide x 20cm
□ Elastic for mask (for adult): 2 pieces x 25cm
□ Elastic for mask (for child): 2 pieces x 22cm


Click here for Sewing Instructions Pattern on the second page. (PDF format / A4 size)

Nordic Line

Lovely Animals with a Scandinavian Flair

Following last week’s double gauze Soft Animals Series, popular animal motifs are here again. The featured animals are bears and deer. A Scandinavian-like simple hand drawing is the charm of this fabric. A slightly thicker cotton linen canvas will be suitable as a large bag for an everyday use.

bear face P39400-401 Cotton Linen Canvas Nordic_Line_P39400-401_2

The faces of innocent looking bears in line create a lovely design. Small motifs cover the entire fabric, making it easy to use for a variety of small items including a pouch and a mini bag.
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Tuck Blouse

Size: Medium

This cool-looking tuck blouse in salt shrink treated soft fabric from the TUMIKI series will be a perfect addition to your upcoming summer wardrobe. The unique indented surface and soft see-through look add a subtle nuance to a simple blouse. With tucks along the neckline, it elevates the appearance. This design makes you want to create several pieces in different colors.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:

□ Outer fabric: 97cm x 180cm
□ Fusible interfacing (thin): 90cm wide x 20cm


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