Olü Amu is a fabric series with the concept of “weaving” and “knitting.” Featured for this bag is the Mizutamari (water puddle), an opal finishing knit material. The bag’s design with a tube style handle allows you to enjoy the soft and fluffy texture of the fabric.
Fabric shown for this sample: H11060-1B Opal Finishing Knit
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 70cm×50cm
(Lining fabric, Closure fabric): 90cm×50cm
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This fabric is so soft and has an excellent texture! I was contemplating how I should convey this softness, and came up with this design, a handle with a natural gathering. The addition of white as a lining will help make the see-through patterns look pretty.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To create a beautiful gathering, a white linen tube was added to the handle. By moving this tube up and down, you can create a different look. You may also adjust the tube depending on how much items you are carrying inside.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
To keep the soft fabric aligned when sewing, it is easier to use extra pins.
KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Choosing a bold color for the handle tube will work as an accent and adds cuteness.
This bag goes so well with a casual style wardrobe.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!