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Perfect for Everyday Use – Sewing Instructions for Shoulder Bag Frills

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Size: 19cm (l) 40cm (w-opening side)

This mature yet cutesy casual shoulder bag is like a body bag, and it is accented with frills on the front. The toned combination of white and navy color generates a cool look despite the frills. echino’s new design field features an aligned sparkly small dot design that creates an interesting pattern like a cross between stripes or checks.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki

Fabric shown for this sample:
(Outer fabric, Pocket, Frill, Shoulder Strap)
  echino field(EKX-97030-32E)
(Lining fabric, Zipper tab fabric)
  echino solid(JG-95410-10K)

□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Pocket, Frill, Shoulder strap): 110cm wide×70cm
(Lining fabric, Zipper tab fabric): 110cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy weight) 90cmx25cm
□ Double slide zipper: One piece (length 40cm)
□ Tag: One piece

We interviewed Yui about her creation:

KF Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I thought that the sparkly random dot pattern is cool yet cute!
The plaid is suitable for an everyday item, so I came up with a shoulder bag
with some similarities to the body bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
As the pattern and color tones are not too cutesy, it does not become sweet looking even with frills, making it perfect for everyday use.
The back side has a pocket instead of frills.
It is easy enough to add these elements as both fabrics can be sewn together
at the same time with the rest of the pieces.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When attaching the zipper, baste it either on the front or
reverse side first to avoid any mistakes when you do the final sewing.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
With a wide shoulder strap and ample room to carry things,
it is convenient when you want your arms to be free
like a crossbody bag. Enjoy it casually.

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

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Furoshiki Tote

Have you ever noticed the “MOST POPULAR POSTS“ ranking shown on the sidebar of this blog?

Ranked as the most visited item, the Furoshiki Tote is a very popular article that stays in the top ranking since its introduction of July 2016.

Designed by the tayutou artist, Ayumi Toda (fabricca uka), this uniquely shaped bag comes in a fantastic combination of solid and patterned fabrics.

Now in its fifth season with a brand-new design, we asked Toda to share her original creation of tayutou.



The combination of new patterns and solids,how stylish!

In addition to its cute shape,the most important element of this bag is the mixture of pattern and solid! Toda came up with a variety of combination ideas.
How lovely to just line up the designs! list

With these ideas, why not try your own creation!
Click here for previous articles and sewing instructions.

Bucket Shaped Bag

Size: about 28cm (l) x 36cm (w) x 18cm (d)  

A bucket shaped tote with a zipper top is a useful item for a quick outing and running errands. The Powerful Glitter series fabric features cheerful little birds in line. Incorporating different colors for the bag’s opening transition fabric and handle tape will definitely create a different look.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:

□ A Fabric: 110cm wide x 40cm
□ B Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 100cm wide x 50cm
□ Zipper: 30cm x one piece
□ 4.5cm wide Flat tape x 60cm

Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)