Real Flower

A realistic print fabric is very popular!

Kokka has a realistic print fabric lineup. On these fabrics, the realistic design looks like a cut out from a photo. Today we are featuring a dazzlingly bright and colorful flower print fabric. The Oxford material is perfect for a bag for outing as it is slightly thicker and stronger than a broadcloth. If you make household décor items like throw pillows and aprons in this fabric, it will bring brightness to your entire house.

Colorful Bouquet  P-29300-300 Oxford (Ox)
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This is a gorgeous print fabric full of colorful flowers. It is of course perfect for everyday items like tote bags and small cases. A clutch bag in this fabric will also be stylish. It will raise the bag’s look a notch above.

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animal runway

Fashion show by animals!

A variety of animals are dressed up and walking down the runway…. With this unique concept in mind, animal runway was created as a first collaboration series with a Korean company, NESSHOME. Three different designs come in various materials. Making the best use of each material, you can enjoy many types of sewing projects including clothing, bags and interior décor items.

Animal Runway  HFG-102 Cotton canvas
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This fabric is representative of the concept of the series. With largely designed animals, it is perfect as a tapestry for kid’s room. Cut out pieces of the design will look stylish as an applique or are perfect for making small cases in different sizes.

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A double gauze facial mask

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Do you remember one of our previous articles in this column on “cosplay” dresses sewn by Masumi Saito? In the interview about the dresses, Saito recalled that she had been supposed to make a facial mask with the fabric (but then changed her sewing project). But at last, she made the three-dimensional facial masks as her original plan. The masks in the above pictures are amazing, aren’t they?

Nowadays many people in Japan tend to wear facial mask because of public hygiene; it helps to prevent colds and flu from spreading between individuals as well as protect from pollens, dust, and pollutants in the air. “For such an item of daily use, why not put on a lovely one?” That is the reason Saito started to create the three-dimensional facial masks with her favorite double gauze prints. Once she posted the masks on her blog and online store, Saito received numerous positive feedbacks that she had never expected.

Saito says, “As soon as my creations were uploaded on Instagram and Facebook, many inquiries and requests came to me. Listening to them, I conceived an idea to offer for sale with two options to the customers; a finished mask or a custom-made one so each would select print from the in-stock fabrics. As a result, I got numerous orders. Some people bought finished masks. But I actually received way more orders for fabric-selectable ones although I had to check the inventory of available fabrics.”

The cuteness, uniqueness, and practicality – these factors contribute to the high popularity of the facial mask.

“The mask made with four layers of double gauze has firmness and thickness. The three-dimensional shape helps small children breathe more easily.” (by Saito)

Saito always surprises and excites us with her original creations. Everyone wants to know what her next project is.

For more information about Saito’s creative activity, go to http://ameblo.jp/kittenishgirl-sinafuku/

Irome Autumn & Winter

Incorporating Japanese traditional culture

Continued from last week, Irome fabric is here again. This time, the focus is on autumn and winter. A patchwork quilt and bags with four-season Irome fabrics are featured.
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This is quilt tapestry. Star motives are expressed by all seasons.
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This bag is patched octagon shaped motives, using cotton linen canvas of echino. Blue and purple colors bring out Irome’s print pattern.

Autumn HFG-101 1c-6c
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Fall harvest is the inspiration of this series. Deep colors of falling leaves and changing colors of the leaves on the trees are beautifully represented. The contrast of colors reminds you of a gorgeous old picture scroll and a beautiful layered kimono.

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Irome – Spring and Summer

World of Japanese colors express four seasons

A new small print fabric that is perfect for patchwork quilts has been added to Kokka Fabric! Irome was inspired by the nature and colors of plants during each of Japan’s distinct four seasons. A very unique “world of Japanese color” that was cultivated since olden days is expressed on the fabric. The Japanese traditional patterns, and designs from the 1960s and 1970s, combined with a modern design twist, together create this distinct and nostalgic print.

Irome  HFG-101
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This is a patchwork quilt using Irome fabric for all four seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall.

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