This eco-friendly reusable bag is made of evenly spaced pleats with accordion folds. The thinness of the lawn fabric makes it uniquely foldable. The fabric used for this bag is from echino’s [wonder], a 100% cotton lawn material. The design features animals such as foxes and zebras amongst the classical-looking flowers and greens drawn with a delicate touch.
Fabric shown for this sample:EKX-98010-12B
- Fabric: 100cm wide x 60cm
- Fusible Interfacing (Light-midweight RakuHari Interfacing): 10cm x 2cm
- Elastic Tape: 0.8cm wide x 25cm
Size: about 36cm (l) about 36cm (maximum width)
We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Taking advantage of the eye-catching patterns and colors of wonderful echino fabric combined with its thinness as the lawn material, I came up with a foldable reusable bag.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?What makes this bag unique is the use of accordion folds to create evenly spaced pleats.
Incorporating a flat-felled seam helps make a solid bag even without a lining. It is thin and can be conveniently folded and carried around.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The key is to measure, fold and crease as accurately as possible, from cutting to marking, in order to make evenly spaced accordion folds. I recommend using a thin fabric. If using a thicker fabric, make an adjustment by changing the length of the elastic tape.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Reusable bags are often used as sub-bags. You can broaden your styles by choosing a sub-bag to match your outfit of the day. Please try making your own with your favorite fabrics.
KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
The bottom of the handle might tear if a lot of weight is applied. Adhere the interfacing for reinforcement and sew to secure.
※Slightly bigger pieces are recommended for the front and back compared to the side. (Front/Back interfacing 3cm(w) x 2cm (l), Side interfacing 2cm square)
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