This large-size foldable reusable bag uses exactly 50cm worth of a 110cm-wide fabric. With accordion-style fold, it is easy to fold. The tansan fabric from echino’s patterns series is featured. It has a lively design as if carbonated water’s white foam is bubbling up. A solid cotton linen canvas is a perfect fit for bag making.
Fabric shown for this sample: echino patterns tansan EKX-97080-81B
□ Fabric (bag): 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Twilled tape: 2.5cm wide x 1.2m
□ Elastic tape: 1cm wide x 23cm
Size：（When folded）： 18cm (l) 55cm (w)
We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
An impressive design with large print gives a lively feel. I used a 50cm fabric to its full extent so that the design accentuates the motifs and patterns.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The staggered fold prevents the layer of fabrics from getting too thick. This way it is easier to sew when finishing the side ends. The accordion-style fold makes it easy to fold.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For the bottom portion, a flat-felled seam is introduced. As an alternative method, you could sew both edges together with zigzag stitches and press it down to one side and apply stitches, if you like. You can achieve a clean finish with the flat-felled seam. Knowing this technique could become handy.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The advantage of this fabric bag is that it is washable. It will be fun to carry a different reusable bag depending on the occasion. The thickness of the fabric or the pattern could transform the look and feel of the bag. Enjoy making them with all different types of fabrics.
KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Baste the twilled tape for the tab. Place it at about 1.5cm from the center line to baste.
* Attach the tab on the bottom side (opposite side of the handle) for a cleaner look.
Next, attach the twilled tape to cover both ends. Fold in for about 1cm at the top and bottom, wrap it from the front side to attach.
Finish both ends with the twilled tape. Insert the elastic tape through the tab and secure the ends of the elastic (or tie the ends) to finish!