This mini bag is made with tucks and a quilt batting to give it a fluffy feel. The featured fabric with cute cat gestures and expressions is from the “mofusand” series, designed by Juno, who is popular for her SNS and LINE stamps. The 100% cotton oxford is perfect for making bags and is easy to sew, even for sewing beginners.
Fabric shown for this sample:mofusand EKX-1200-3B @mofusand
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric, Lining Fabric): 80cm×55cm
(Opening Fabric): 30cmx25cm
□ Fusible Quilt Batting: 80cmx30cm
□ Artificial Leather Handle: 65cm length x One pair
□ Double-Cap Rivets: Large (0.9cm diameter) x Eight pairs
Size:24cm (l) 26cm (w – opening) 30cm (w – maximum)
We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This fabric is full of comforting cats drawn with a gentle touch. It has a retro feel and is very cute. I made a fluffy mini bag to match the look of the soft and gentle pattern.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The use of tucks and quilt batting creates a fluffy feel. A darker solid color fabric and a well-made synthetic leather handle are added to give it a more mature look.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
There are not many parts, so you can make it easily. When you look at the bag from the side, it will appear beautiful if the transitions of the fabric are perfectly in line. Be careful when aligning the front and back of the bag with the front sides facing each other.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
It can be carried over the shoulder even when wearing a coat, so it looks good as an accent to a winter wardrobe that tends to be in darker tones.
KF: Thank you very much, Yui! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Adhere fusible quilt batting on the back of the outer fabrics. Sew darts.
Fold the tuck and baste.
Baste the handle.
With the front sides facing each other, sew together the opening fabric.
Press the seam down to the bottom side.
Crease the seam of the opening to help with easier sewing.
Repeat the process for the back side. With the front sides facing each other, sew together the panel outer fabric and lining fabric. ※Press down the seam of the darts to an alternate side.
Repeat the process for the lining bag (no handles). Place it inside the outer bag.
Fold the seam inward and apply edge stitches all the way around.
Attach the double-cap rivets. (You can stich around the rivets for reinforcement.)
Inside of the bag.
Front of the bag.