Double Integrated Flap Shoulder Bag – Sewing Tutorial

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This is a shoulder bag in which the body of the bag and the flap (lid) portion are integrated.
When the flap is folded back, the yellow lining fabric can be seen, which is a novel design♪ The featured fabric is echino’s linen canvas series, [glee]. The large floral pattern creates an attractive and different look depending on where you cut it from. The plain yellow lining fabric is also by echino, and both are made of a moderately thick cotton linen canvas, a suitable material for bag making.

Design & Work:Yuki Inomata


Fabric shown for this sample:(Main Body Outer Fabric, Shoulder Strap)EKX-97800-800B
  (Main Body Lining Fabric) EKX-9541-1E


Materials:

  • Fabric (Main Body Outer Fabric, Shoulder Strap): 55cm x 80cm
  • Fabric (Main Body Lining Fabric): 40cm x 80cm
  • Magnetic Button (Hook Type): One pair (1.8cm diameter)

Size:24cm (l) 38cm (w – opening side) 28cm (bottom) 10cm (gusset)

We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The featured fabric has a large pattern with a strong presence. It is recommended for making bags with a relatively large surface, as the bags create a more distinct impression than the small items do.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
This time I designed a fashionable double-flap design. I have made many bags, but this is my first attempt at a bag with an integrated opening. The flap is modest, but the curves give it a gentle look. You can use it with the lining fabric showing intentionally.

It can also be used without showing the contents by placing one flap inside.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For this project, I made a shoulder strap using echino’s fabric’s salvage. When you know how to use remnants that would otherwise be thrown away, you will never again let them be wasted. The length of the strap reflects one-shoulder type this time, but if you make it 100cm, you can use it as a sakosh, or adjust the length of the strap to make a pochette. The size suits perfectly for a sub-bag. The integrated flap makes it relatively easy for even those who are not good at making bags to try their hand at it.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The lining fabric is echino’s colored canvas linen. Monotone goes well with any color, so please enjoy changing the lining color to your liking and making it while matching it with your everyday wardrobe.

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

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Kokka Fabrics is looking for a freelancer who can help us with the planning, creation, and posting sewing tutorials on our official North American online store, Kokka Fabrics.

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  • Creating a schedule for content
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  • Loves sewing and crafting
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  • Enjoys blogging and/or creating their content for social media

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Convenient For Storing Small Items ♪ – Quilted Pouch – Sewing Instructions

This quilted pouch with a zipper closure and wide-opening lid allows you to easily check the contents♪ It is also convenient for storing cosmetic goods and small items like a vanity case. The featured fabric is from the “Momochan’s Favorite” series. Made of 100% cotton oxford, it is recommended for making nursery and elementary school’s new year handmade goods.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YPA-39000-2B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: about 90cm wide x 40cm
□ Zipper: 50cm x one piece
□ Bias Binding Tape: about 11mm wide x 260cm


Size:about 16cm (l) about 20cm (w) about 10cm (d)(excludes handles)
◎Sewing Instructions

◎Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Easy To Make Like A Drawstring Bag♪ – Mini Backpack- Sewing Instructions

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This small backpack combines three different patterns. It comes with a loop so it can be attached to a large bag and used as an extra bag or pouch. The featured fabric is from the “pataco” series, showcasing three patterns in matching colors within 110cm width. With coordinated color tones, you can enjoy making bags and accessories by piecing fabrics together. It is 100% cotton sheeting.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-99090-3D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Main Body, Loop, Patch Fabric): 25cm×50cm
(Bottom Fabric): 15cm×11cm
(Flap, Shoulder Strap): 30cm×20cm
□ Waxed Cord/String: 0.1cm diameter x 80cm
□ Snap: 1cm diameter x One pair


Size: 11cm (l) 13cm (w-opening side) 8cm (bottom) 5cm (gusset)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
With three different patterns in one piece of textile with exquisite color matching, it’s a cute and useful material that can be coordinated by itself! I took advantage of this characteristic and made a mini backpack, arranging all three types of patterns to be visible.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is basically a drawstring bag, so it is surprisingly easy to make! It can be used as a pouch because it can hold things properly.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When attaching the shoulder straps to the backpack flap, be careful not to misorient them. It is easier to work with if you hold them with temporary fabric glue.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
Using the loop, it can be attached to a large bag. It is also cute to put it through the belt loop of your child’s clothes.

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

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Perfect For Both Casual and Elegant Looks♪ – Long Sleeve Shirt Style Dress – Sewing Instructions

This is a long sleeve shirt style dress with front buttons. It can be worn elegantly with the buttons closed or casually unbuttoned, making it a fun piece to wear every day in different styles. The featured fabric is from the “mignonette” series with a pretty floral pattern. It is made of 100% cotton 60S lawn and is recommended for clothes making.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-96060-1B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 300cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (light weight): about 90cm wide x 20cm
□ Button: about 11.5mm x Eleven pieces


Size: M
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◎Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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