Square Bag with Gusset – Sewing Instructions

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The tucks on the side give this tote bag a softer look. The accent is the vivid color of pink that is subtly noticeable inside the bag. echino’s new design, TENT, consists of a geometric pattern of triangular tents. Inside the simple pattern, the glittering silver pieces and foxes are dancing.

Design & Work:Yoko Kubodera

Fabric shown for this sample: Fabric (Bag panel outer fabric, Gusset outer fabric): echino TENT EKX-97060-62D
(Top opening outer fabric): echino solid navy JG-95410-10Q
(Pocket, Lining fabric): echino solid pink JG-95410-10A
 Tape: echino Cole braid tape Gray

□ Fabric (Bag panel outer fabric, Gusset outer fabric):100cm x 40cm
(Top opening outer fabric):20cm × 10cm
(Pocket, Lining fabric):100cm × 60cm
□ Fusible interfacing (light weight):100cm x 40cm
□ Tape: 3.8cm wide x 1m

Size:27cm (l) 27cn (w) 13cm (d)

We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
As the name TENT, depicts, the design reminds you of the items associated with a girl’s camp, tent and flag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is designed to create a soft look by adding the tucks on the sides. Incorporating a solid tone of the same color family makes the piece look sharp. An A4 size clear file can comfortably fits inside.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
By changing the fold of the tucks for the outer side and lining side, the ones inside fit nicely. To help make the corners at the top opening look clean, cut the seam in a triangle. The handles are long enough for you to carry the bag over your shoulder. Adjust the length to your preference.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
While the fabric has a distinctive design, it can be coordinated well with navy color styles.

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


Fold and baste the tuck of the gusset outer fabric.


With the front sides facing each other, sew together the top opening outer fabric and gusset outer fabric.


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


With the front sides facing each other, sew together the bag panel outer fabric and gusset outer fabric at the sides.


Outer bag is complete.


Baste the pocket on the bag panel lining fabric.
Attach the pocket.


Fold the tuck on the gusset lining fabric. Baste the tuck.


With the front sides facing each other, sew together the opening lining fabric and gusset lining fabric. Apply stitches from the front side.


Same as the outer bag, with the front sides facing each other, sew together the bag panel lining fabric and gusset lining fabric to make the lining bag. Leave an opening for turning.


Baste the handles.


Apply stitches around the top opening to finish.

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