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Three Piece Set for Schools

Size: Lesson Bag(Large size): about 34cm (l) x about 45cm (w) x about 10cm (d) (excludes
Shoes Case: about 30cm (l) x about 23cm (w) x about 6cm (d) (excludes handles)
Gym Clothes Bag: about 39cm (l) x about 33cm (w) (excludes handles)

Today’s project is a must-have for kindergarteners and school kids – a three-piece set consisting of a lesson bag, a shoes case and a gym clothes bag. The featured fabric, a lively POP MIX series, combines stripes, plaids, stars and numbers like a patchwork design. Carrying these bags will certainly make your school commuting so much fun!

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:

□ A Fabric: about 110cm wide x 80cm
□ B Fabric: about 110cm wide x 100cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (medium weight): about 90cm wide x 90cm
□ Flat Tape: 25mm wide x 360cm
□ Rectangle Buckle: Two pieces (25mm wide)
□ Adjustable Slide Buckle: One piece (25mm wide)
□ Dot Button: Two pairs (15mm wide)
□ Rivet (Large): Four pairs
□ Grommet: Two pairs (1cm inner diameter)
□ Round Rope (medium size): 300cm


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

2019 January Fabric Catalog – part 3

This is part 3 of the catalog that contains new designs that were introduced in January 2019.

It also features the Kokka Original Series. It covers a variety of lineups including the double gauze with Sashiko embroidery, single gauze, and salt shrink garment fabric.

The jimon series features a print pattern that looks like a leather material, and the fabric is perfect for unisex bag making.

Please also check it out!

Click here for a web catalog:


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

□ 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.


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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