Monthly Archives: March 2019

Three Piece Set for Travels

Totobag:about34cm(l)x 30cm(w)(excludes handles)
Drawstring bag: about 28cm(l)x about 20cm(w)
Pouch:about 13cm(l)x about21cm(w)x5cm(d) 

The season has come for a delightful outing. The featured fabric from the Sewing Trip series with a design of travel must-have items – cosmetics, camera and shoes – will make your travel planning a lot more fun! Thanks to the outer print design, you can easily tell what is inside. These bags will certainly be convenient for your travels as well as for everyday storage.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YKA-61070-1A


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: about 110cm wide x 120cm (Use two panels)
*Pick the pattern you like to give your own twist.
□ Lining fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Fusible interfacing (medium weight): about 90cm wide x 40cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: about 90cm wide x 30cm
□ Flat tape: 104cm (25mm wide)
□ Round rope (medium size): 110cm
□ Zipper: One piece (20cm)

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Fuhaku Big T-Shirt

Size: Back length 65.5cm Sleeve length from the center of the neck 70cm

“Bringing the warmth of knit more to everyday life.” With this concept, a graphic and artistic print line, Tricotemule series from the TORICOTÉII is created. “It is not considered a knit fabric, but rather a textile (Fuhaku).” Representing this thinking, the Fuhaku big T-shirt was designed, with a consideration to the materials. This T-shirt makes the best use of a beautiful form generated with this material. It is definitely going to be your best piece of clothing, allowing you to be stylish while maintaining a casual look.

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: EDXA-2004-2D


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 2m

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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?
The geometric designs in beautiful color tones come in the perfect size for a grown-up piece of clothing. Taking advantage of the characteristics of the double gauze, I came up with a long-sleeve Fuhaku T-shirt for a layered look that can be enjoyed from early spring to cool days right before summer.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The double gauze fabric is not really suitable for sewing big size pieces. Even with many pieces of cut parts, I thought of making the process easy so that even hard to sew yet visible areas can be accomplished easily with fewer steps.

KF: What are some tips for making this T-shirt?
While it is a big T-shirt, the armhole is not that wide. Knowing the character of this fabric, I recommend washing the fabric before cutting.

KF: How should we incorporate this T-shirt into one’s styling?
Though the current fashion trend is oversized clothing, it looks sloppy when a grown up wears it without proper styling. In order to avoid that, the sleeves are made to look slim, rather than being bulky. Knowing some people may be wearing this while doing their house chores, the sleeve is easy to roll up. I would love you to enjoy this shirt on relaxing days off or as everyday wear! It looks great not only with a pair of pants, but also cute with a skirt!

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

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Long Flair Skirt

Size: Length 81cm

This lightweight flair skirt will make you want to go out in a merry mood. Made in Nishiwaki, Japan’s main production region of woven textiles, the jacquard fabric from the Scenes series has a print design on the surface which was applied in Kyoto. The soft and airy texture of the 100% cotton is quite delightful. The beauty of this fabric stands out especially when coordinated in a simple & casual style with a pair of sneakers and hoodie.

Design & Work: Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: EKXA-5300D/#2 C


Materials:
□ Fabric:110cm wide x 2m
□ Elastic tape: 65cm (2.5cm wide) – Adjust the length to your size.

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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?
This 100% cotton fabric is very soft and gentle to your skin. It works well as a blouse or for a cute Japanese style kid’s summertime casual wear. The possibilities are endless.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The stripe design in gradation is striking. While the base shape of this flair skirt is rather basic, depending on how you look at it, it creates a different impression as the stripes generate movement with different positions of the transitions and directions of the weave.

KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
When piecing together the front skirts that are cut in a bias, please be careful not to over-stretch the fabric. When sewing the front and back skirts together, pay attention to the grain of the back skirt to avoid stretching.

KF: How should we incorporate this skirt into one’s styling?
The calm indigo color goes well with anything. Why not coordinate it with a top piece in a spring color for a refreshing look?

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

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Rope Bag

Size: about 40cm (l) about 35cm (w) about 18cm (d) (Excludes shoulder strap)

This casual bag with an opening tightened by a rope comes in the Basket Weave series. The
Basket Weave has a print design that looks like the weave of a basket, and it allows you to enjoy the feel of an embroidery placed on the surface. When you start to sense the sprouting of greenery in this season, why not consider taking a nice walk with this bag?

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YTA81040-2A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Rectangle Buckle: One piece (3cm wide)
□ Adjustable Slide Buckle: One piece (3cm wide)
□ Grommet: Twelve pairs (1cm inner diameter)
□ Rope: 1cm wide x 100cm
□ Twilled Tape: 2cm wide x 8cm

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