A Hawaiian fabric featuring breadfruit motifs is from the KATSUNO series. This series is designed by a craft artist/actor Yosuke Katsuno. Thinking of the color that will suit the upcoming season, a chic black is selected for the project. The folded nap lining fabric becomes a design accent. A wider boat shaped tote allows you to carry long items, an attractive element. This purse will become handy for bringing a bottle to home parties as it can fit a bottle of wine perfectly.
Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) KATSUNO EKX-200-2C
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 100cm×50cm
(Lining Fabric(Leather-Like Felt)): 100cm×50cm
□ Handle: 1 pair (Total length:48cm)
□ Rivet: 16 pairs (1cm diameter)
Size: 18cm(l) 48cm(w) 12cm (d-maximum)
We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
What a classy Hawaiian pattern! That was my impression. Thinking of a piece that is useful in autumn and winter, I combined the piece with a nap fabric.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A folded nap lining fabric becomes an accent. Additionally, gold rivets add a more upscale look.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Adding a 0.5cm～0.7cm slit on the seam will help to sew the corner easily.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The fabric’s chic design will go perfectly well with autumn and winter wardrobes. It will look great with a mature ensemble.
KF: Thank you very much, Yui! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Repeat the same process for the lining fabric. (If using a thin fabric, adhere fusible interfacing.) With the front sides facing each other, sew together the outer and lining bags at the top opening.
※ Leave an opening for turning.