Round Bag

Size (including handles): about 36cm (l) about 48cm (w)

A large size bag is created using a fabric from echino’s standard series, Bigberry. Making great use of echino’s large patterns, the bag is shaped into a chubby and round form. Styling it with a simple wardrobe, this bag can definitely spice up your style as a fashion item.

Design & Work:Yoko Kubodera

Fabric shown for this sample:
 (Outer fabric)JG-90010-12D
(Lining fabric)JG-95410-10E

□ Fabric (Bag portion・Handle outer fabric, Handle lining fabric, Flap outer fabric): 110cmx70cm
(Bag portion lining fabric, Flap lining fabric, Bottom, Pocket): 110cm×50cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 100cmx80cm
□ Magnetic hook (sew on type): One pair (1cm diameter)

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We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I thought the fabric’s large patterns fit nicely for a large size bag with ample room. To enhance various sizes of hand drawn style polka dots, the design has a round and gentle look. Careful attention was paid to the direction of birds when cutting the fabric.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The pattern was made with special attention to create a round form. Because of this shape, it is a little difficult to attach a pocket. After all, having the pocket is convenient, so it is added on the inside by transitioning the lining fabric.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
On the pattern, the rounded shape of the bag’s outer fabric is slightly different at the center and on the sides. Please be careful when piecing these fabrics together. The bottom is an oval shape. Use many pins or baste it first and sew slowly so that it will be aligned with a clean finish.

When sewing the ends of the handles, please make sure to align the front side and back side respectively before sewing.

KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
This bag with large patterns will add an accent to make your simple wardrobe look very stylish.

KF: Thank you very much, Yoko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!


Cut outer fabric, lining fabric and fusible quilt batting.

Sew together the bag outer fabric and handle outer fabric at the center. Press the seam open and apply stitches from the front on both sides of the stitch line.

Sew together the handle lining fabric and bag lining fabric at the center. Press the seam open.

Make a pocket.

Baste the pocket on the bag lining fabric (on the front side).

With the front sides facing each other, sew together the handle lining fabric and bag lining fabric.

Press down the seam to the handle side and apply stitches from the front.

Sew both sides of the outer fabric and lining fabric respectively. Leave an opening for turning on the lining fabric. Press the seam open.

Sew together with the bottom for both outer and lining fabrics.

Attach a magnetic hook (凸) on the flap. With the front sides facing each other, sew together the outer fabric and lining fabric, leaving an opening for turning. Turn it over and apply stitches on the edge.

Attach the magnetic hook (凹) on the outer bag. With the front sides facing each other, place the lining bag inside and sew four top openings up to the stitch stop line.

Turn it over using the opening for turning,

With the front sides facing each other, sew together the end of the handles (☆) for outer bag and lining bag respectively. Press the seam open. Fold in the side seams and close up the ends. Apply stitches on the opening side and edge of the handles.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)