This tote bag can easily hold A4-size documents. The design is accented with a tape from the “NUNO TO MONO” series. It has a convenient outer pocket for cards and a smartphone. The fabric used is 100% linen, also from the “NUNO TO MONO” series. It is thin and easy to handle, and the more it is washed and used, the more it becomes soft and stylish with a worn look.
Fabric and Tape shown for this sample:Nuno to Mono YK-550-1B
Nuno to Mono YKT-1A
□ Fabric: 90cm x 90cm
□ Tape: 4.5cm wide x 2m
Size:34cm (l) 26cm (w)
We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is a smooth and elegant linen. The simple and stylish colors offer options for many uses. It’s a wonderful fabric to keep in stock. This time, I decided to make a flat A4 size bag as we have frequent exchange of documents during this new (fiscal) season (in Japan). Even after many washes and uses, it can still be a stylishly worn tote bag.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A handle tape with a logo is a design accent. The bag has a convenient outer pocket for cards, smartphones, and pens. You use exactly 2 meters of tape, and the end of the tape is hidden behind the pocket. It looks cute and is durable.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
To cut along the grain of the fabric, it is recommended to pull out a piece of thread first. If you are able to cut it straight, it will be easier to sew and less likely to lose its shape.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The look of the bag is simple, so it’s easy to match with any outfit. I think it will also be useful as a sub-bag.
KF: Thank you very much, Yui! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!