Animal Tote

Size: about 32cm (l) about 43cm (w)

Perfect for the autumn outing season, this large tote bag will definitely come in handy. The featured fabric is from the mosotto series designed by the illustrator, Masato Adachi. The animals acting silly are printed with lively movements associated with verbs as a concept. The sample bag uses the Riding design. The joyous animals making a move on busses, airplanes and unicycles will make perfect companions for your travel!

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:
  (Outer fabric – lower part, Lining fabric) EGX-6000-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric – lower part, Lining fabric): 90cm×60cm
(Outer fabric – upper part (#9 canvas)): 90cm×20cm
□ Quilt batting: 50cm x 50cm
□ Handle: One pair (65cm long)
□ Tag: One piece (9cm x 5cm)

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We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
In order to complement the warm and fuzzy feel of the animals, I created a casual tote bag with rounded look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The bottom corner is rounded, and adding tucks help it to be more three dimensional. The outer fabric with quilt batting makes the bag stronger yet with some softness.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Please make sure that fabric transitions as well as the tucks are in alignment. For a clean finish of the tucks, press them down to the alternate directions.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It can carry a lot of things. I am sure you will find it useful for your autumn outings.

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

Instructions

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Cut the fabric with seam allowance.

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Make the outer bag. Layer the printed outer fabric with quilt batting. With the front sides facing each other, sew together the upper (canvas) and lower outer fabrics. Press down the seam to the lower side. Make the tuck on the bottom corner and sew.

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Repeat the process on the other side. Press down the tucks alternatively. With the front sides facing each other, sew together the pieces from the sides down to the bottom.

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Make the lining bag. Leaving an opening for turning on the side, sew the sides and bottom like the outer bag.

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Put together the bags with the front sides facing each other.

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Sew all the way around at the top opening.

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Turn it inside out using the opening for turning and align the shape.

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Close up the opening for turning and attach the handles.

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Attach the tag.

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Finished!

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