A palm size small accessory case is today’s project. Mioko Sugino, a popular hand craft artist, aka the famous blogger komihinata, is introducing a cute case using the colors of Irome, a fabric inspired by the Japanese four seasons.
Fabric shown for this sample: Irome HFG-101（a)
□ Fabric: (Outer fabric – top, Loop) 10cm×15cm
(Outer fabric – bottom) 10cm×10cm
(Lining fabric) 10cm×20cm
(Embellishment for cord) 5cm×5cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 10cm×20cm
□ Snap: One set (0.7cm diameter)
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Mioko Sugino (MS): With small prints, it is a perfect fabric for making something small! It was so much fun to come up with fabric combinations as any Irome would work with each other. Even a small part uses the Irome.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
MS: I used a layered flap, instead of a zipper, to keep items inside from falling out. While the catch for the closing is made with fabric, it is secure. Quilt batting can protect the accessories and make a solid case even with a thinner fabric.
KF: What are some tips for making this case?
MS: For a delicate look, the cord attached on the exterior is very thin. If you find it difficult to sew, you may widen it or use a ribbon instead.
KF: How should we use this case in everyday situations?
MS: With the same fabric, you can make a stylish cosmetic case or scrunchy. Matching items may draw attention from your friends♪
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
How to make an accessory case
Fold the edge of the cord embellishment for 0.5cm. Sew with rough stitches at 0.2 – 0.3cm from the edge. Once you sew all the way around, leave the thread without cutting it. Tie a secure knot at the end of the cord.