New Year Motif Coaster & Garland – Sewing Instructions

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This real print fabric features iconic Japanese New Year’s items like Kadomatsu (pine décor), Hagoita (paddle tennis board) and Kagami Mochi (rice cake). A pieced-together coaster garland will add a striking look to New Year décor. The placemat is perfect for a celebratory day’s dining scene. The vividly colored cotton 100% seething fabric is inkjet printed.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) YKA-79090-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 110cm wide × 70cm
(Lining Fabric (Solid Cotton Linen)): 90cm × 90cm
□ Quilt Batting: 70cm x 70cm


Size: Placemat 30cm(l) 40cm (w) Coaster 10~25cm

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This kind of fabric with large print motifs of New Year items is quite unique. The colors on the print are so vivid that I decided to make use of this character by creating New Year accessories and décor with different motifs.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The quilt batting in-between creates a coaster with soft texture and warm feel. With zigzag stitches in yellow thread all around, it adds extra glitz. Each pattern has a different size, so it’s fun to choose the piece for different purposes.

KF: What are some tips for making these pieces?
When cutting each motif, add a little extra allowance. The whole piece will be trimmed together later, so don’t be nervous about being precise when first cutting the lining fabric and quilt batting.

KF: How should we use these items in everyday situations?
Depending on the size, it can be used for coasters and pot holders. You can also place a Kagamimochi (decorative rice cake) or a flower vase on top. It will be cute to line up the pieces to create a garland using clips. Just casually placing pieces on the wall with masking tape might also be fun. As you will most likely be spending more time at home this winter, it will be enjoyable to pass time by making these New Year décor pieces by hand.

KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Round Shaped Tote Bag – Sewing Instructions

This round tote bag is stylish with its circular shape and white handles. Perfectly sized for everyday use, it can easily hold your cell phone, wallet, and other must-have items for going out. The fun print of fashion-savvy girls lined up in a row is a 100% cotton oxford fabric from the “Kira Kira Girls” series.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:LO-59040-1A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Zipper: One piece (25cm)
□ 4.5cm wide tape x 86cm


Size:about 20cm (l) about 20cm (w) about 12cm (d) (handles excluded)
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Gauze Dress – Sewing Instructions

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Reminding you of the color tones seen in the movie Frozen, this kid’s dress features the grayish blue fabric from the Nuno To Mono series. The triple-washed double gauze material has a fluffy texture. From gentle shades to bright hues, the fabric comes in a total of 21 colors. The doll in the picture is also wearing a dress made with a Nuno To Mono series fabric.

Design & Work: Naomi Nohara (lepolepo)


Fabric shown for this sample:Nuno To Mono YK-500-1N


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 1.4m
□ Elastic Tape: 30cm (4-5mm wide, Braid 6 cord)
□ Button: Four pieces (11.5mm diameter)


Size: For 100cm height Back length 58.5cm

We interviewed Naomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is fluffy and very soft! I thought that it has a very fine surface texture which would make a great tailored piece. The colors stand out, and this time I made a dress with my daughter’s favorite light blue. I really would like to make more in other colors.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is a dress with gathering that makes use of the fabric’s fluffy texture. I think that the front buttons and the stand-up collar create a stylish look. It feels

KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
Because the front part and the collar are eye-catching, please sew these areas as carefully as possible. It is easy to sew if you keep the crease firmly with an iron.

KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
It is cute even as a blouse with a shorter length. Please make it in your child’s favorite color♪

KF: Thank you very much, Naomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Big Tote Bag – Sewing Instructions

A handy item for this shopping season, this big tote bag with ample gusset will also be perfect as a diaper bag. Simple and mature design from the CANVAS fabric series suits nicely for an everyday piece. A thick cotton linen canvas is a perfect match for bag making.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:CANVAS YK−79080−1A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 110cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 110cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): 110cm wide x 110cm


Size:about 37cm (l) about 70cm (w) about 28cm (Excludes handles)
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Little Red Riding Hood Bag – Sewing Instructions

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The animals like deer, bear, rabbit and squirrel, all looking nostalgic, fill this fabric from the Retro Hyakka series. The patchwork trees complement the fir tree in the printed design. The 100% cotton oxford material has the right amount of thickness and easy to sew. A perfect fit for handcraft beginners.

Design & Work:Ayumi Yatsuda



LGA-39010-2D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 80cm×w0cm
(Lining fabric): 40cm×50cm
□ Patchwork Fabric
□ Tape: 78cm (2.5cm wide)
□ Rick Rack Tape: 70cm (0.3cm wide)
□ Fusible Quilt Batting (light weight): 35cmx50cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 10cmx32cm
□ #25 Embroidery Thread


Size: 23cm (l) 32cm (w)

We interviewed Ayumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Starring lovely animals, the Retro Hyakka is a colorful, pop and fun fabric. Since it is sturdy with a slight thickness, I thought that it would be perfect for a child’s lesson bag. From ample color variations, please have fun with your child in choosing the one you like.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?


Every pattern is colorful and cute, and it was hard to decide which one to use. For this project, I picket the Little Red Riding Hood pattern. To create the feel of a story, I combined the design with the patchwork pattern of a fir tree. It portrays the scene where the little girl is walking through the forest to visit her grandmother.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When working on the patchwork fir, make sure to align the matchmark of each piece of the patch fabric when you piece together. By incorporating several kinds of light and dark shades for the green scrap fabric, it can create a joyful variation.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
For the coming holiday season, this bag will make a great Christmas gift for your kids and grandkids.
You can also have fun making it for a new school year in April. Enjoy handcrafting.

KF: Thank you very much, Ayumi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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