Monthly Archives: July 2018

Round Tote Bag – Small

Size: about 20cm (l) about 20cm (w) about 12cm (d) (excludes handles) 

Perfect for everyday use, a small size tote bag is here! With a zipper top, your wallet is secured. Convenient outer pocket is just right for a smart phone. A French bulldog design from the animal world series is featured. The animal world series is filled with cute small patterns of animals and birds.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:

□ Outer fabric: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Lining fabric: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy weight) about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Artificial leather: 26cm x 5cm
□ Zipper: 25cm long – one piece
□ 4.5cm wide tape x 130cm
□ Rivet: 8 pairs


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

Twist Pochette

Size: 27cm (l) 27cm (w) 5cm (d)

A round form and scrunched gathering add cuteness to this pochette. The fabric is a second series from the PIKKU SAARI, designed by Helsinki-based textile designer Eri Shimatsuka. The new series is themed after a lake. The look of the colorful random pieces gets enhanced by gathering the fabric. Adjust the handle length to long or short, and you can enjoy different style coordination.

Design & Work:Anriko

Fabric shown for this sample:  (Outer fabric, Decorative fabric, Shoulder strap) PIKKU SAARI EJX-4002-1A
 (Lining fabric, Pocket) PIKKU SAARI EJX-4003-1A

□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Decorative fabric, Shoulder strap): 100cm wide x 70cm
(Lining fabric, Pocket): 90cm x 40cm
□ Zipper: One piece (30cm long)

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
While it looks like camouflage design, the individual pieces have such pretty colors. The gathering and pleat treatment can enhance the look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
When making a round bag using a fabric, it is actually difficult to create a completely round shape.
Knowing that, I still wanted to use the round shape and make it look cute. The trick is to feature a large decoration and create a soft bag without interlining. This way the shape doesn’t need to be perfect.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
To keep the look clean around the curve, the seam allowance is limited to a minimal 7mm. When piecing the fabrics together, make sure to keep this minimal allowance.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The bag will go well with your upcoming summer outfit. As shown in the first photo, you can shorten the strap by making two bows. This gives you more style coordination options.

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

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Balloon Bag

Size: about 30cm (l) about 36cm (w) about 23cm (d – excludes handles) 

The featured project is a puffy bag in the shape of a balloon made with the seedesign series by designer Donna Gorman. Gorman, who worked at Marimekko for 24 years and is now active as a freelance textile designer, expresses her vision and contemporary design through the seedesign series with a variety of products.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:

□ Outer fabric: 110cm wide×70cm
□ Lining fabric: 110cm wide×70cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy weight): 110cm wide x 70cm
□ Flat tape: 4.5cm widex70cm


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