the good old days in Paris
Here we introduce the chic fabric line depicting the good old days in Paris. Its name “Ecole de Paris” means School of Paris, which refers the group of non-French artists in Montmartre and Montparnasse in the early 20th century who released new art style and technique while having the bohemian lifestyle. By using old portraits and cursive letters, Kokka has made the fabrics recalling memories of the old Paris. The material, #8 cotton duck, is heavyweight but you can still manage to sew on a home sewing machine. No lining fabric is necessary. This durable fabric is excellent for bags.
portrait P24200-201 #8 cotton duck
Don’t you feel as if you were in an apartment in France with framed pictures of people and the Eiffel Tower on the wall? You can use it as part of a mobile or an accent for your bag after cutting off the graphic of the photo frame.
a lovely tale of chatty bears
Today we feature “Musikkiste von nacht” that means “music box of the night”. This lovely fabric line is designed by the illustrator Itsuko Kawaguchi. The tale starts from a teddy bear shop in a fictional district named Carecheri Market.
As night falls, music boxes in the minds of bears are opening up.
Newborn bears generate music of expectations for the new world.
Antique bears are playing the nostalgic tunes while longing for the days with old owners. With the squeaky noises of springs and the harmony of various tunes, bears’ fun and noisy night is going on.
“I will be glad if you feel as if you have found your favorite bear at an antique teddy bear shop when you see this fabric. This fabric works well with retro-flavored projects such as a country-style basket, a fabric-covered box which an old sewing kit might be in, or a rounded bag or pouch. It is also good for home décor like bedspreads or cushions.” Kawaguchi says.
chatty bears H5120-20 cotton/linen canvas
This is with large patterns depicting that each bear spends the night in its own way; having a cup of tea, playing a toy or reading a book. You can cut up the pieces and use them where needed.
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)