polka dot & stripe in “kawaii” colors
Polka dots and stripe are always popular as basic prints. Here we feature “mélange bon bon”, the fabric line which incorporated these classic patterns with multiple colors. Depending on how you cut out or combine, it will look differently. That is, you will find enjoyment of color coordination from this fabric. It is great that one fabric gives you various options and ideas for your creations. You also can enjoy colors by making small items such as scrunchies, ribbons, or covered buttons.
polka dot P24000-400 cotton broadcloth
The simple polka dots of variable sizes are lined up in a piece of fabric. The one in the pastel colors is perfect for girlish small items. Another fabric with vivid pink and brown was inspired by kids’ clothes in Paris. A patchwork pouch with your favorite parts of this fabric must be cute, too.
Third Annual Kokka Textile Contest “inspiration”
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Finished Measurement : 17cm(W) x 16cm(H)
This pouch is made from a large handkerchief-sized fabric. You simply sew in the zipper, and then sew the bottom and top edge. Using a fusible quilt batting is a key point to make a perfect shape. It could be a shoulder bag with a long strips.
□ Exterior Fabric 25cm(W) x 40cm(L)
□ Lining Fabric 25cm(W) x 40cm(L)
□ Fusible Quilt Batting 25cm(W) x 40cm(L)
□ Zipper 17cm(L)
Fabric shown for this sample：STAMPED (circle flowers) JG-41500-502 (B)
Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
the airy and soft texture
Today we introduce the soft “20 (/’ni-maru/)(*) double gauze”. 20 indicates the thread size. The smaller the number, the thicker the thread. 20 is a bit thick. You can enjoy its soft and airy texture by its wide weave. The colors such as purple and grayish blue have made the fabrics more for adults. They are chic and let you feel a little earlier advent of autumn. The gauze fabrics will work well for your dressmaking projects in the coming season, a dress, a tunic top, or a blouse.
floret P23700-700 20W gauze
The fabric includes all the patterns with small flowers. There is no need to coordinate prints to cut out so even a beginner can use it easily.
We have been experiencing extreme heat.
Long time ago, when there was no A/C or electric fan, people did all kinds of things to keep cool. They generated wind with a paper fan, created a cool atmosphere with sounds or visual effect, and so on.
The cool atmosphere example is a wind chime. When a fresh breeze is coming, the clinking sounds from the glass chime bring us a mental relaxation with visual and acoustic effects.
Don’t you think it would be great if you can make something like it to make you feel cool?
Look at the above picture. It is a ice cream bar in the shape of a magnet made by the needle felting artist Rio Fukuda, who creates unique pastries with felts. Ice cream spills a little bit out from the bite…. How realistic and detailed it is! It’s just amazing!
Such a magnet on the refrigerator may let you reduce your craving for ice cream and cold sweetened drinks. It will not only make you feel cool but also help you with a diet.
You can see the website of Rio Fukuda at
Zakka, originally a Japanese term meaning “many things”, is also used for all the cute little items that improve your home appearance such as household items, stationeries, and accessories.