This stylish sacoche is so easy to make – just fold the top. A sacoche is basically a shoulder bag that is slightly bigger than a pochette. Originally a crossbody bag, it was carried by bicycle road racers. Featuring the American designer Ellen Baker’s new design, the black and gold chic pattern is perfectly appropriate for a grown up.
Fabric shown for this sample: Ellen Baker EKXA-5200-2A
□ Fabric (Outer fabric) : 70cm wide × 30cm
(Lining fabric): 40cm wide × 70cm
(Bottom fabric): 40cm wide × 20cm
□ Tape: 1.4m (3cm wide)
□ Lobster clasp, Rectangle buckle: 2 pieces each (3cm inner diameter)
□ Adjustable slide buckle: 1 piece (3cm inner diameter)
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We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Using this sophisticated fabric with a distinct contrast of black and gold, I wanted to come up with a cool design.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is convenient to take things in and out with a simple folded top. The shape that curves along the body line also makes it easy to carry.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
You may find it a little difficult to sew where the fabric and tape are layered. To do it securely, operate the sewing machine stitch by stitch by manually moving the pulley slowly.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The bag will stand out in a simple styling, coordinated with a solid color shirt.
Hold the strap short so that the bag sits right in the center of your back. This definitely creates a cool look!
KF:Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Prepare the materials. Cut the fabrics as instructed.
Sew together the outer and bottom fabrics.
Also piece together the other end of the bottom with another piece of outer fabric. Press the seam open.
Make the loop. Put the tape through a rectangle buckle, fold in half and apply zigzag stitches. Make two pieces.
With the front sides facing each other, fold outer fabric in half. Put the loop in-between the fabric at 11cm from the edge. Sew the sides.
Repeat the process on the lining fabric without the loop.
Make 2cm gussets on both outer and lining bags.
Fold the top opening of the outer and lining bags. With the front sides facing outside, sew together the outer and lining bags at the top opening.
Put the tape through lobster clasp and adjustable slide buckle and sew to secure.
Attach the lobster clasp to the rectangle buckle to finish!