This large tote bag with ample gusset is made with echino’s standard, a design that features a collection of echino’s highly popular designs and motifs. With high-impact bird design as a focus, polka dot design from the same color family is combined. This bag in summer-like navy color will come in handy for your vacation outing and shopping.
Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric) echino standard Bird Song JG90010-10D
(Lining fabric) echino standard Dot JG90010-14D
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Handle): 110cm wide×90cm
(Lining fabric): 55cm×80cm
We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The size of the motifs was larger than I thought. I decided to take advantage of this large size and cut the fabric so that I can use it in a grand manner.
KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Each element – front, back and sides – has its own look, and since I worked on this project feeling we are right in summer, I used navy to make a statement.
KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
The gusset of this bag is larger than it looks, making it perfect as a diaper bag, shopping bag and for summer outing. As large bags tend to get heavy with many items inside, I paid extra attention to the shoulder straps by utilizing the fabric’s width and making it longer.
KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
echino is known for its dynamic and colorful designs. While it is a bit challenging as a clothing piece to coordinate with other pieces, the bag will make a perfect match for a chic fashion statement. The colors will even make style coordination fun. Try to find your favorite design and enjoy making this bag.
KF:Thank you very much, Yuki! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!