Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sacoche

Size: 21cm (l) 33.5cm (w)

With a red zipper as an accent, this pop-looking sacoche comes in a convenient size, perfect for carrying a long wallet and smart phone together. Echino’s new design, sunny gives you a variety of impressions depending on where you cut it, adding fun to selecting different designs.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: echino EKX-97020-20a


Materials:
□ Fabric: 70cm x 40cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 8cm x 6cm
□ Grosgrain ribbon: 46cm (2.5cm wide)
□ Tape: 1.3m (0.9cm wide)
□ Vislon zipper: Three pieces (30cm long)
□ Grommet: Two pairs (1.1cm-outer diameter, 0.6cm-inner diameter)

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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?
A variety of motifs are scattered around in different color variations. I thought featuring these motifs would be lovely, so I came up with this three-layered sacoche.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
For a sacoche, it is slightly large with a width perfect for storing a long wallet and a smartphone side by side. The grosgrain ribbon on the sides are attached with fabric adhesive, making it easy for those who are not good at a piping finish method.

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KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The process itself is not difficult. What is important for a nice, clean finish is the first step, cutting. Make sure to find the straight grain and cut the fabric to the exact size. This results in a perfectly sized bag.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
While it is still too cold to dress for spring, carrying this cheery and colorful bag will put you in a merry mood. Among the dark tones of winter clothing, the color of this bag will add a nice accent.

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

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Shoulder Bag

Size: about 29cm (l) x about 40cm (w) about 14cm (d – excludes handles)

Made with a fabric from the Natural Life series, this shoulder bag has a fluffy shape with the addition of tucks. The small patterns allow you to enjoy the design anywhere you cut it. This cotton 100% Oxford fabric is easy to sew and perfect for bag making. A perfect match for sewing beginners.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YK-61020-1B


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 110cm wide x 80cm
□ Lining fabric: 90cm wide x 80cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy weight): 110cm wide x 80cm
□ Magnetic hook: One pair (15mm)

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

Size: 26cm (l) 33.6cm (w – bottom) 11cm (d)

This lovely triangle shaped Boston bag features the Bird on the ball, a bird motif print from the echino standard series. Applied on the side, the solid fabric from the Solid series is a perfect color match with the echino’s print fabric. The zipper and bias binding tape create an accent by complementing the red of the main fabric. This eye-catching stylish bag will be an essential accent for your fashion styling.

Design & Work: Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample: (Panel top outer fabric, Opening outer fabric, Panel bottom lining fabric, Gusset lining fabric) echino standard EKX-90100-100D
(Panel top lining fabric, Opening lining fabric, Panel bottom outer fabric, Gusset outer fabric)echino solid JG-95410-10n


Materials:
□ Fabric(Panel top outer fabric, Opening outer fabric, Panel bottom lining fabric, Gusset lining fabric):110cm wide×50cm
   (Panel top lining fabric, Opening lining fabric, Panel bottom outer fabric, Gusset outer fabric):110cm wide×50cm
□ Fusible interfacing:90cm×65cm
□ Double fold bias binding tape: 2.5m (2.4cm wide)
□ Zipper: One piece (50cm long)
□ Handle (Artificial leather): One pair (42cm long)

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We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The distinct color and large motifs are unique and stylish. I came up with a unique triangular Boston bag, featuring the bird design as a focal point.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since the overall size of the triangle becomes smaller than a square bag, I allowed for an ample gusset so that the bag becomes more practical in size. This distinct bag is self-standing Boston shaped, making it convenient.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When sewing together the fabric transitions, make sure to use clips or baste the pieces to avoid misalignment.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
This is quite an eye-catching bag. You will definitely find it useful whether it is for everyday or for a dressed-up outing.

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

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