With a red zipper as an accent, this pop-looking sacoche comes in a convenient size, perfect for carrying a long wallet and smart phone together. Echino’s new design, sunny gives you a variety of impressions depending on where you cut it, adding fun to selecting different designs.
Fabric shown for this sample: echino EKX-97020-20a
□ Fabric: 70cm x 40cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 8cm x 6cm
□ Grosgrain ribbon: 46cm (2.5cm wide)
□ Tape: 1.3m (0.9cm wide)
□ Vislon zipper: Three pieces (30cm long)
□ Grommet: Two pairs (1.1cm-outer diameter, 0.6cm-inner diameter)
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A variety of motifs are scattered around in different color variations. I thought featuring these motifs would be lovely, so I came up with this three-layered sacoche.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
For a sacoche, it is slightly large with a width perfect for storing a long wallet and a smartphone side by side. The grosgrain ribbon on the sides are attached with fabric adhesive, making it easy for those who are not good at a piping finish method.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The process itself is not difficult. What is important for a nice, clean finish is the first step, cutting. Make sure to find the straight grain and cut the fabric to the exact size. This results in a perfectly sized bag.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
While it is still too cold to dress for spring, carrying this cheery and colorful bag will put you in a merry mood. Among the dark tones of winter clothing, the color of this bag will add a nice accent.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
The bottom of all three pockets are sewn to close. They are sewn inside so that the stitch line won’t show on the front. As long as the grain is straight, it should not fray too much. Otherwise, you may apply zigzag stitches first.
Some people may find the piping process difficult. Here, the grosgrain ribbon is attached with fabric adhesive. If you are to use the bias binding tape, use a heavy-duty sewing machine as the layers get pretty thick.
Attach the grommet and put through the cord and tie with a bowline knot to finish. By reducing the width by 5cm on both sides, you can also enjoy making this bag just for a long wallet or as a pouch.