This is a shoulder bag with a lining. The fabric used for this bag is from the “KONiTT” series, a textile brand that was born from listening to firsthand ideas of handicraft artists. The outer fabric is “Marusankaku Shikaku” with three different patterns. The gusset and handle are made from the “Shima Shima” fabric. Both are 100% cotton oxfords. For the lining, “Happa”, 100% cotton sheeting is featured. All of the fabrics are easy to cut and sew, an ideal material for bag making.
Fabric shown for this sample:
- (Outer Fabric)YK-11040-2A
- (Gusset, Handle)YK-11040-1D
- (Lining Fabric) YK-11030-1E
- Fabric (Outer Fabric): 110cm wide x 50cm
- Fabric(Gusset, Handle): 110cm wide x 50cm
- (Lining Fabric): 50cm x 100cm
- Tag: One Piece
about 37.5cm (l) about 32cm (w – excludes seam) 17.6cm (gusset – bottom, excludes seam) about 48cm (handle)
We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
KONiTT is a fabric that I was involved with from its inception. The “marusankaku shikaku,” featuring a fresh blue color with a watercolor touch that evokes spring is well complemented by the “Shima Shima” fabric in navy. I was able to match both fabrics in a well-balanced manner to create a sharp look. “Happa” used for the lining fabric pull together a contrasting look of the refreshing white of the outer fabric.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Since there are three patterns in one fabric, I wanted to make the most of all the patterns. For that reason, I changed the placement of the fabrics in the front and back. Combining it with solid colors is also fun. This time, I used only one kind of fabric “Marusankaku Shikaku”, by incorporating the portions where the design transitions.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
I recommend that you choose another fabric for the side that would bring the pattern on the body fabric to life. It is also fun to think about how to match the fabrics. The side tucks have been adjusted so that the three parts (body, lining fabric, and handle) do not overlap and can be sewn easily with a household sewing machine. Please use a No. 14 needle for thick fabrics.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
This shoulder bag is a modified version of the bag made from a single fabric. For this bag, the lining is added. With a lot of room, it can be used as a reusable bag! Even when you have a lot to carry, you can still look stylish. The width and length of the shoulder strap as well as the size of the bag can be adjusted to your preference and height. I hope that KONiTT will become everyone’s favorite fabric and people will make these bags for daily use.
KF: Thank you very much, Yuki! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
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