Sacoche with Folded Top

Size: 20cm (l – when folded) 27cm (w-bottom) 2cm (d)

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.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:
 Ellen Baker EKXA-5200-2A


Materials:
□ 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!

Instructions

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Prepare the materials. Cut the fabrics as instructed.

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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.

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Make the loop. Put the tape through a rectangle buckle, fold in half and apply zigzag stitches. Make two pieces.

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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.

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Repeat the process on the lining fabric without the loop.

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Make 2cm gussets on both outer and lining bags.

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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.

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Put the tape through lobster clasp and adjustable slide buckle and sew to secure.

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Attach the lobster clasp to the rectangle buckle to finish!

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