Yellow fabric and blue-green fabric. This reversible bag allows you to choose the color depending on your mood or wardrobe. The echino’s double gauze collection, [tansan] is featured. The fabric’s handwritten touch is fun, and the small dots are the key to its cuteness.
Fabric shown for this sample: (Bag Body Outer Fabric, Handle)echino EKX-97500-500D
(Bag Body Lining Fabric) echino EKX-97500-500C
□ Fabric (Bag Body Outer Fabric, Handle): 50cm×70cm
(Bag Body Lining Fabric): 32cm×46cm
(Opening Fabric): 40cm×30cm
□ Quilt Batting: 32cmx46cm
Size: 18cm (l) 22cm (w-bottom) 8cm (d)
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Beautiful colors, and a neat pattern with sharp lines! The little dots scattered around are lovely, like calm shimmering lights. Taking advantage of the gentleness of the double gauze and the beauty of the colors and patterns, tucks and gathers are added to create a soft and fluffy bag.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
In order to make the most of the gentleness of gauze, I paid attention to the gathers around the opening. I used a gray linen fabric with plenty of gathers to create a nuanced feel. To make it fluffy, a quilt batting is inserted to give it a solid shape. Another feature of note is that it is reversible.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When sewing the gathered part together with the bag body, the fabric will overlap a lot, so please operate the sewing machine slowly. This time, I used plain gray linen, but I think it would also be cute if you make it with the same gauze.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
It is reversible, so you can enjoy it according to your outfit of the day. The small size and soft material make it handy to carry along with large luggage.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Cut the fabrics and quilt batting according to the measurement.
Layer the quilt batting over the bag body outer fabric. Apply zigzag stitches on the fabric edges.
Make the tuck.
With the front sides facing each other, fold in half and sew both sides.
Make the gusset with 8cm width and sew.
Cut off the seam and apply zigzag stitches on the edge. Repeat the process on the other side.
Repeat the same process to make the lining bag. Leave an opening for turning for 10cm on one side.
Fold both ends of the opening fabric for 1cm inward.
Gather the fabric at the top and bottom of the gathering opening fabric. The length should match that of the lining fabric.
With the front sides facing outside, sew together the gathering outer fabric and base lining fabric. Make two pieces.
With the front sides facing outside, fold the opening fabric in half. Sew with rough stitches. Make two pieces.
Place the center of the opening fabric over the center of the side of the outer bag, and baste. Press down the tuck to the center.
With the front sides facing each other, layer the lining bag and sew all around the top opening.
Turn it inside out and close the opening for turning.
With the front sides facing outside, fold the handle in four and sew two ends.
Insert the handle through the opening fabric. Overlap the ends for 2cm and sew together. Slide the stitch line of the layered portion to the inside of the opening fabric to conceal.