Size (including handles): about 36cm (l) about 48cm (w)
A large size bag is created using a fabric from echino’s standard series, Bigberry. Making great use of echino’s large patterns, the bag is shaped into a chubby and round form. Styling it with a simple wardrobe, this bag can definitely spice up your style as a fashion item.
Design & Work:Yoko Kubodera
Fabric shown for this sample:
□ Fabric (Bag portion・Handle outer fabric, Handle lining fabric, Flap outer fabric): 110cmx70cm
(Bag portion lining fabric, Flap lining fabric, Bottom, Pocket): 110cm×50cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 100cmx80cm
□ Magnetic hook (sew on type): One pair (1cm diameter)
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We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I thought the fabric’s large patterns fit nicely for a large size bag with ample room. To enhance various sizes of hand drawn style polka dots, the design has a round and gentle look. Careful attention was paid to the direction of birds when cutting the fabric.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The pattern was made with special attention to create a round form. Because of this shape, it is a little difficult to attach a pocket. After all, having the pocket is convenient, so it is added on the inside by transitioning the lining fabric.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
On the pattern, the rounded shape of the bag’s outer fabric is slightly different at the center and on the sides. Please be careful when piecing these fabrics together. The bottom is an oval shape. Use many pins or baste it first and sew slowly so that it will be aligned with a clean finish.
When sewing the ends of the handles, please make sure to align the front side and back side respectively before sewing.
KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
This bag with large patterns will add an accent to make your simple wardrobe look very stylish.
KF: Thank you very much, Yoko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!